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The Death of Fingon by Gold-Seven The Death of Fingon by Gold-Seven
"Thus fell the High King of the Noldor; and they beat him into the dust with their maces, and his banner, blue and silver, they trod into the mire of his blood."

JRR Tolkien, The Silmarillion, Chapter 20: Of the Fifth Battle - Nirnaeth Arnoediad

Watercolour and Photoshop.
I remember now why my mother always says she can't read the Silmarillion and that it is too depressing...
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LadyAnaire Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Ich glaub's nicht; Ich hab mein lieblings Bild von dir noch nicht gefaved?! Ich mochte normal eigentlich immer Fingolfin am liebsten, aber in diesem Bild hab ich mich echt in Fingon verliebt. ^^ (Etwas komisch bei dieser Szene, aber trotzdem... ) Ein wunderschönes aber so trauriges Bild!

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Gulien Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
After all those years I'm keeping track of your new arts, this one is still my favourite <3
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Kiremoonchild Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sooo graphic.... *cries* WAAAAA! Such an amazing picture
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maracanda Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this image captures a lot of Tolkiens ideas about heroism and the Silmarillion in it's entirety very well. I love your beautiful elf guys, but Fingon here, mortal and tarnished, shows best what they were about. Impressive piece!
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lele55 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
sad and beautiful 
 
This art was the inspiration for me to write [www.deviantart.com/art/The-Hil…
I will be honoured if you read it
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silmarlfan1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
since your redoing a lot of your old pieces why not this one.
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Elenwe12 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I think Fingon's death is one of those which revolte me the most! I find it so unfair! (two against one, back attack...) And the disrespect of the ennemy...
Your drawing is amazing...such barbarism and yet so calm, he seems so in peace...We could believe that he is sleeping -but their is the ghastly wound...
"Thus fell the High King of the Noldor; and they beat him into the dust with their maces, and his banner, blue and silver, they trod into the mire of his blood." My heart is breaking...
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:nod: :(
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skjaldulfr Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Great picture. I always have trouble finding this stuff sad because the Elves fucking went to war, what did they expect? I'm sure Fingon gave better than he got.
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NMaben Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
A terrible scene - one that always evokes tears... however, my own vision of this scene is far more terrible and violent. For once, I'm glad you didn't match my vision.
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