... the Seven have gathered.
The sons of Fëanor 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!)
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