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Ossiriand by Gold-Seven Ossiriand by Gold-Seven
:deviation: Print available here! [link]

Maedhros enjoying a happy moment in-between wars, hunting in Ossiriand, the Land of Seven Rivers.
Note: The character's name is Maedhros. Ossiriand is the name of the land. :giggle:

A not-scene from J. R. R. Tolkien's Silmarillion.
No, that's right, he has a hand missing. This seems to confuse people. I did not forget to paint it. :giggle:

That's why the hunting knife (for that's what it is - his sword is a lot longer. ... Not what YOU're thinking!!) is on his left hip as well. Swords usually go on the opposite side of the hand they're used with... daggers go on the same side.

Dr Martin's Liquid Watercolours on Canson watercolour paper.

Painting process step by step: [link] (a.k.a. greenery tutorial)
How to clean up lineart digitally: [link]
Sketch and how this came into being (Maedhros giving me a pep talk): [link]

Edit: Holy greenery Batman, front page *again*? This seems to happen to every pic of mine lately. :wow: Not sure what has caused this, but thank you ever so much!
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
 Beautiful to the point of being downright pastoral (as Tolkien scenery should be!).:) (Smile) 
Dianote Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
GattinoMatto Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
What a beautiful painting! I really love your Elves, they look so, well, really elvish, fair and gentle, but on the other hand so kickass to challenge Morgoth in single combat. And your Maedhros is close to replace Fingon as my favourite!
Lady-Lumiya Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
such a stunning piece! 
beachelf Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
:iconthumbsupplz: Excellent!
AstraNocturna Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I really love this piece that I keep coming back to it. I never read that particular book, but I can see how your style really captures the scene and characters.
Yishana8 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I'm glad Maedhros got to enjoy himself sometimes - thank you for this!
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I needed a break :D
spikedpsycho Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Your art is amazing. If I had half your talent, I'd put my art on the refrigerator with pride.
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha! Unfortunately, my family's not very keen on my art on the refrigerator. Or anywhere else, sadly. ;)
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