"Utúlie'n Aurë! Aiya Eldalië ar Atanatari, utúlie'n Aurë!" - "The day has come! Behold, people of the Eldar and Fathers of Men, the day has come!"
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion
Fingon's battle cry to herald the Fifth battle of Beleriand must have been echoed in the East, where Maedhros mustered his army of Elves and Men to join his kinsman in the West.
Little did he know that, not two days later, his army would be wiped out, and all hopes of the Elves and Men of Middle-earth to defeat the Dark Lord were forever buried.
I felt like doing a piece specifically for my blog header [link]
- I'd been using "Gathering of crows" but it didn't really fit the dimensions. And it was too pink.
Pencil, some watercolour wash and parchment background added in Photoshop (texture is mine).