This picture, from the last chapter of the Silmarillion, was inspired by a wonderful fanfiction by Ithilwen [link]
Maedhros and Maglor, after stealing the Silmaril, have just realized that they no longer have a right to them, and they burned their hands. Maglor cast his into the sea; Maedhros chose to end his own life by casting himself into a fiery chasm. Maedhros's fea (spirit) lingers with his brother before passing on to the Halls of Mandos.
"Father! Are you at last proud of me? For I, who so disappointed you during your life, I who seemingly lacked all of your gifts, am now in the end your perfect Heir. For I too have lead my family to their deaths and my people into disaster, scorning the counsel of those wiser than myself. I too have corrupted my talents, using them to slay my kin, and have warped my fëa into a thing of darkness. And now, like you, I am a spirit of fire, a living flame, consumed by blazing agony. All that remains is to die as you did, casting myself into the Darkness, for I cannot endure the pain of this burning."
(Ithilwen, The Heir of Feanor)
Click here for all her Silmarillion-based stories: [link]
CAUTION: Some mild slash (mostly implied)
Watercolour and Photoshop.