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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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Libra1010 Mar 30, 2014  New member
 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.
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....
Gold-Seven Dec 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
^^ Thank you!
Sterys Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking ! Your art is truly amazing !
Sorry, I meant IT would make an excellent wallpaper :P...
Sweet as always. I'd make an excellent wallpaper by the way! :)
PirraAiren Sep 6, 2013   General Artist
Шикарно!!!!! Экспрессия и краски какие!!!! Замечательно!!!
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