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It ends in flame by Gold-Seven It ends in flame by Gold-Seven
:deviation: Print available here!  www.etsy.com/shop/JennyDolfen


Completely repainted this in liquid watercolours on Canson paper.


"But the jewel burned the hand of Maedhros in pain unbearable; and he perceived that it was as Eönwë had said, and that his right thereto had become void, and that the oath was vain. And being in anguish and despair he cast himself into a gaping chasm filled with fire, and so ended; and the Silmaril that he bore was taken into the bosom of the Earth."

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, chapter 24: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath

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Blog: goldseven.wordpress.com/2012/0… (Old version, scribbles, lineart, wip shots)

Companion piece: In pain and regret by Gold-Seven

Coffee version: fav.me/d4te4fz
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catherine91011 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GENIUS
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:iconmad-willy:
Mad-Willy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing sense of motion and emotion
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:icontimurkivanc:
TimurKivanc Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome. Your art is simply amazing.
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:iconayasenoartlyricalh:
AyaSenoArtLyricalH Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh,so beautiful painting!!
your works is really Great!!
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:iconbookworm-fangirl:
Bookworm-Fangirl Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you mind if I just go sob in the corner?
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:iconnolanos:
NOLANOS Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Sublime!!!!I think I've fainted. 
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:iconfayrinn:
fayrinn Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful.
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:iconkiremoonchild:
Kiremoonchild Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow!!!!!!!!! Just how I imagined it! O.O 
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Schokoladenmonstaa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Wonderful work!!*-*
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:iconschlangenschatten:
Schlangenschatten Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So wonderful!
I love the dynamics, the shades and coloring.
Excellent work!
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:iconlanevska:
Lanevska Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful, dynamic and very dramatic!
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:iconpico-the-great:
pico-the-great Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't read the Silmarillion, but these are absolutely beautiful and stunningly emotional. I love the color schemes and the contrast between the two; I love the details and the texture and everything about them!
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Nairalin Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Atemberaubend schön!! Welche Farbtöne hast du hier eigentlich verwendet?
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Muss ich überlegen - das waren Farben von Doc Martin's; also Hansa Deep Yellow, Indian Red, Burnt Sienna, Alizarin Crimson.
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Nairalin Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Danke für die schnelle Antwort!! :hug:
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:iconsveagal:
Sveagal Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just breathtaking!
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:iconblossom-of-faelivrin:
Das ist so wunderschön , du hast die szene so perfekt eingefangen! ♥
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wsw525 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
this Maedhros is my favourite !!and so I like Maedhros even more than before...break my heart- -.....
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dhxjcrd Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Wow! Beautiful colours. I miss a more firery orange, though the peachy colour gives it a very soft look. Very good!
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:iconndrn:
NdrN Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
WOW!
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Elenwe12 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Wow, so fascinating! So beautiful! So sad! A perfect echo to the one with Maglor. One is fascinating and powerful, the other one is melancholy and quiet. The movement of the flames, ready to consume Maedhros is so captivating!
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vormaen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful rendition. Worthy of a novel illustration. Would buy another copy if you did the work!
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ebeth6014 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
beautiful! I love the hair.
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ziggy777 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
LOve these two pieces- you absolutely capture that deep tragedy and Maedhros' torment as the Silmaril burns him. Too sad.
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I just love those tragic stories...
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:iconcwnannan:
CwnAnnan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student
o___o I am fascinated!
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:bow: Thank you!
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ApolloNight Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
*burst into tears*
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lilprincessofthelion Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I saw it and it inspired my writing some I think. But this is very amazing.
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marydragon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
One of the most beautiful drawings I've ever seen!

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"Maybe I should just call myself Snail Vanquisher. Eragon Shadeslayer Vanquisher of Snails . . . I would strike fear into the hearts of men wherever I went"

Christopher Paolini
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ricewrites Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Noooooooo! Maedhros! Eh, what am I kidding? Once they attacked the Havens of the Sirion it was clear they were all gonna die. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yes. :(
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:iconyusakuasano:
YusakuAsano Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
maedhros... probably my favorite
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mingo95 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just wow !
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:iconunshelvedgeek:
unshelvedgeek Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Such action and movement being conveyed!
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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unshelvedgeek Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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SidhePrankster Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Again you astound me with the wonderful emotion in your beautiful Silmarillion-themed art work. Thank you so much for making one of Tolkien's (sadly) less-appreciated works come to life.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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hallosse Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
O-o. I just found this...I think. I may have commented on it before, but I think not - I hope I would have remembered this one! It's amazing! I love the sense of vertigo it imbues, and how Maedhros' face is hidden - and the Jewel at the heart of it all. Beautiful!
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
You are welcome. :)
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:iconjdmoorethefirst:
jdmoorethefirst Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Artist
This is awesome! Also kudos to your Feanor/Maedhros looks! Pretty much exactly as I imagined it
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Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Fingolfin and Maedhros, those two are my favourites.
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hathanhate Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
I wish I could take your whole gallery and put it up on all the walls of my house. Your work is incredibly magnificent.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
^^ Thank you!
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SwiftSnowmane Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I'm a huge fan of your work.....been looking for a good interpretation of Maedhros and Maglor's respective ends for a long time. Do you mind if I post them on my blog (obviously with credit and links, etc)? :)
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No, thanks very much! I'm glad you like them.
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SwiftSnowmane Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Aww, thanks! You are the best! Been following you since way back in the day! Cheers, ~ SwiftSnowmane
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MaripazVillar Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so...
this is...
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WOOOOOW!!!!
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