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Maedhros alone stood aside by Gold-Seven Maedhros alone stood aside by Gold-Seven
"But when they were landed, Maedhros the eldest of his sons, and on a time the friend of Fingon ere Morgoth's lies came between, spoke to FŽanor, saying: 'Now what ships and rowers will you spare to return, and whom shall they bring hither first? Fingon the Valiant?'

Then FŽanor laughed as one fey, and he cried: 'None and none! What I have left behind I count no loss; needless baggage on the road it has proved. Let those that curse my name, curse me still, and whine their way back to the cages of the Valar! Let the ships burn!'

Then Maedhros alone stood aside, but FŽanor caused fire to be set to the white ships of the Teleri."

J. R. R: Tolkien, The Silmarillion
Chapter 9: Of the Flight of the Noldor

Drawn for Anna, a fellow Maedhros fan from Spain (another pic for her to come!) I originally planned for this pic to somewhat mirror Peet's "FŽanor's betrayal at Losgar" [link] but Maedhros took over during the scribble stage. :D

Rather weird Photoshop/Watercolour mixture (where the heck was I supposed to categorize this??) But I really like the outcome.
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KidsaDollBoy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You draw them so handsome! This is exactly how i imagined it, fantastic
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
This is a magnificent picture! Well done!
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CelticLonging Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Maedhros: "Dad's lost it. Big time."

And I can't help but notice that Maglor has his harp strapped to his back.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Of course. ^^
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Kingsdaughter613 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Is Amras there on the rock, watching for his twin? That just makes this sadder... Maedhros just looks so shattered somehow... I think it just him - he's never going home again.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
At least looking lost, yes.
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Eolhin Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012   General Artist
I love the rich dark colors in this, and the stars reflected on the water that they can not, now, cross back over.
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ByMoonlight96 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
The colors...Maedhros's expression...*g*
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Rain-drop Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student
Ah! I have just recently read this part!! Maedhros, I like him already.
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SolitaireMarauder Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
The expression of his face "Damn, Dad is totally crazy"
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