Finwë. Fëanor. Fingolfin. Fingon. Turgon. Gil-Galad. Wait - whom did we miss?
Following the deaths of his grandfather and father, and the capture of his eldest brother in what must have seemed like a heartbeat for an Elf born in Valinor, Maglor suddenly found himself High King of his people in Middle-earth. It's never even mentioned, but he must have ruled his portion of the Exiles for at least fifteen years, until Fingolfin reached Beleriand and Maedhros was suddenly found to be still alive (so they could settle the matter among themselves).
Needless to say, Maglor's regency was mainly notable for realising that Morgoth was far stronger, and Angband far better fortified than anyone had known, so that he retreated out of sight of Angband. In which he actually showed a lot of common sense, even though it doomed his brother to decades of torture. I like to think that, during this time, Maglor convinced himself that Maedhros was dead.
All of which is why he is not meant to look comfortable here.
More pencil in Moleskine sketchbook, plus watercolour wash. Mostly drawn in a deserted school playground, with two rather interested BMX-racing kids looking on (who were nevertheless too cool to enter into a more in-depth conversation).
Character is from J. R. R. Tolkien's Silmarillion. And yes, I think about that book too much.