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The Darkening of Valinor by Gold-Seven The Darkening of Valinor by Gold-Seven
"Then Fëanor ran from the Ring of Doom, and fled into the night; for his father was dearer to him than the Light of Valinor or the peerless works of his hands; and who among sons, of Elves or of Men, have held their fathers of greater worth?"
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion


After Morgoth has destroyed the Two Trees with the help of the spider demon Ungoliant, he slays High King Finwë on his doorstep, and steals the three Silmaril. Fëanor hastens home, to find his father dead and the three priceless jewels he created gone.

Left: Manwë, Nienna, Mandos, Yavanna.

Watercolour, pencil and coloured pencil, on 13x19'' Canson Montval paper. About 20+ hours of work.

A bit of evolution of this piece can be found here. goldseven.wordpress.com/2013/0…
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Zardi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
This is stunning! There are so many little details, and I keep discovering new things every time I look. Beautiful :)
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
 From the look on his face, it's hard to escape the impression that Feanor had been anticipating this loss since the day that his mother went away - yet STILL cannot comprehend it, cannot believe, much less accept what has occurred.

 This explains a great deal of what followed, but cannot excuse it.
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oOSulimeOo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014

Dieses Bild ist gleichzeitig imposant und furchtbar tragisch... Feanors Gesichtsausdruck - so sieht jemand aus, dessen Welt gerade in Stücke zerfällt.

Großartige Gesamtkomposition!

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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke! ^^
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Radiolaire Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Thrilling piece. The sense of doom is strikingly depicted, as if fate was indeed already written. And bravo for the cleverly executed continuity between the frame and the centra panel. Amazing!
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really beautiful work :heart:
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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haius Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Sounds like a rough day.  ;P
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PirraAiren Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013   General Artist
<font><font>Шикарная работа!!! </font></font>Love 
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, the Darkening of Valinor indeed. The dark color palette here adds so much to the emotion of the pic!
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