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Maitimo Nelyafinwe by Gold-Seven Maitimo Nelyafinwe by Gold-Seven
I haven't drawn on pastel paper in eight or nine years - because my dratted old scanner didn't pick anything up on those. Now it finally occurred to me that I might try them again... And I love the result!


Maedhros. Either pre-Thangorodrim or... I have finally caved in and given him long hair. And then there was always that copper circlet that Tolkien said he wore and that would never really fit with his old hairstyle.

Don't give me any gleeful "I told you so's" please. I'm feeling bad enough as it is. ;)

Maedhros son of FŰanor is from J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion.

Pencil, white pencil and white gouache on pastel paper.
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silmarlfan1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I would just love to make a sculpture of Maedhros from your sketches. they are so consistent.
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haius Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist
Maybe Maglor or someone was like, "You know, you've been rescued for a long time. Maybe you should grow your hair out again." So Maedhros tried it, and it was okay, but somehow it didn't feel right, so eventually he cut it again, and everyone was like, "Noooo! It looked so good! Why did you cut it?" And he replied with, "Because that hairstyle was the old Maedhros, and that's not me any more. SO THERE." And they all shut up because he was right, and anyhow, short hair looks good on him. :D
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That feels very right for me, actually.
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haius Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist
I shall henceforth consider it headcanon, then. :XD:
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hallosse Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow. Just wow. You do a really good job with hair and fabric.
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Lonemtnwolf Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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CelticLonging Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I think I have only one reaction to this picture. And it's this:
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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vestamorgaine Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
I'm in awe.
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Heroic!
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