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The Oath has been awakened... by Gold-Seven The Oath has been awakened... by Gold-Seven
... the Seven have gathered.

The sons of Fanor riding to Doriath to claim their own... and reap a reward of blood. From The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien.

Watercolour and gouache on Canson Montval paper, 65x32 cm.

I had the idea for this painting last September, and a digital sketch of it has been sitting on my harddrive since then. I've been too afraid to do more with it, but now, over Carnival, I've finally found the time and inspiration to finish it. Total time: Probably 25+ hours. Spread out over four days.

Note #1: Yes, the rider in front is missing a hand.
Note #2: From left to right: Curufin, Caranthir, Maglor, Maedhros (yes, he's centre stage - sue me!), Amras, Celegorm, Amrod.
Note #2a: Yes, there's seven - I go back and forth with whether Amrod is still around or not. ("The Seven gathered again from wandering" just requires it!)

Painting process: [link]
Detail shots: [link]

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BleachmyNARUTO Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
If I saw that riding towards me, I'd just throw the Silmaril and make a break for it.
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Irmanamers Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's so dynamic I just want to ride with them. Even to doom. :)
Brisingr-Arget Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't believe I haven't added this to my faves. Doing so now.
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
 When you look as frightening, impressive and ominous as the Nazgul while riding together, you're either doing something right or something is about to go BADLY wrong for someone.
JadeScorpio Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
This is just epic! This would be a grim and terrifying sight for a Sindar. I love the Feanorians, but they do such bad things. I love the horses and admire the way you can put so many figures into a piece at once. My lineart falls apart after one or two.... Even the sky and landscape are done wonderfully. I love Maedhros' horse, the expression on his face and the tack. I would also ride off with Caranthir's horse....
norriscarrejr Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
+fav important part of life 
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
^^ Thank you!
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Sterys Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking ! Your art is truly amazing !
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