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"Then Fëanor swore a terrible oath. His seven sons leapt straightway to his side and took the selfsame vow together, and red as blood shone their drawn swords in the glare of the torches. They swore an oath which none shall break, and none should take, by the name even of Ilúvatar, calling the Everlasting Dark upon them if they kept it not; and Manwë they named in witness, and Varda, and the hallowed mountain of Taniquetil, vowing to pursue with vengeance and hatred to the ends of the World Vala, Demon, Elf or Man as yet unborn, or any creature, great or small, good or evil, that time should bring forth unto the end of days, whoso should hold or take or keep a Silmaril from their possession.

Thus spoke Maedhros and Maglor and Celegorm, Curufin and Caranthir, Amrod and Amras, princes of the Noldor; and many quailed to hear the dread words. For so sworn, good or evil, an oath may not be broken, and it shall pursue oathkeeper and oathbreaker to the world's end."

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, Ch. 9: Of the Flight of the Noldor


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left to right: Amrod and Amras (they're hard to tell apart in this light), Fëanor, Curufin (always the first to obey his father), Maglor (not really conviced but caught up in the moment), Maedhros (taking charge of keeping his brothers in line while Atar is busy), Caranthir, Celegorm.


Watercolour and gouache.

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painting steps goldseven.wordpress.com/2012/0…
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Noldor, the High Elves, fled from Valinor in pursuit of the Dark Lord Melkor and the Silmarils he had stolen. Two brothers, Fëanor and Fingolfin, sons of Finwë, led the host of the Noldor. There were not enough ships to carry all of the Noldor across the sea to Middle-earth, so Fëanor led the first group. Upon arriving at Losgar, Fëanor decided to burn the ships and leave the followers of Fingolfin behind. Fingolfin and his people saw the smoke of the ships from afar, and chose to travel through the ice desert, for they were ashamed to go back to Valinor, and were angry at Fëanor. Fingolfin took them across the ice of the Helcaraxë, the journey was hard and many died, yet most of them endured and they came to Middle-earth with the firt rifing of the Moon.
Based on The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
ballpoint pen, coloured pencils and oil marker

Just like my earlier pictures Uninvited Guest and Durin's Stone, I made it for a Czech illustrators' website Projekt ilustrace, for January monthly contest "Fire and Ice". Surprisingly, noone chose an illustration from ASoIaF (which would suggest itself) - I was thinking about it, but was not sure what exactly to draw. And then I got this idea and found it really interesting, so I remained faithful to Tolkien. You can look at my picture in the contest here and if you like it, it is possible to vote for it after registration (or for another one, if you like it better:-) ). Alas, the website is only in Czech.
As I've written in an earlier journal, this is the first part of a one-year challenge to take part in each one of the 12 monthly contests. So I'd better start working on the picture for February (topic: "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde").

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If you like my Tolkien-related art, look at my related journal or gallery folder.
But you can find even more of my pictures on my website Angrenost.cz. It's in Czech, but you can still look over the gallery of illustrations. Enjoy! :-)
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Mandos is the usual name for the Vala originally called Námo. Judge.Námo was given this new name in honor of the Halls of Mandos, over which he presides, where elves go after they are slain.
You can also see chain Angainor too. It was constructed by the Vala Aulë and held Melkor for three ages. In this drawing, Mandos holds angainor and coming for...well you know for who...! ;) and I guess He is happy about it. :)
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Featuring characters from JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit: of all the dwarves, Balin is the most "fatherly" toward Bilbo. i imagined them here on the eve of the battle of five armies.
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''...There is malice in this sword. The dark heart of the smith still dwells in it. It will not love the hand it serves, neither will it abide with you long...''


Illustration for the Children of Hurin by Tolkien
gouashe, watercolour and colored pensils on paper, 33x35cm

fragment- [link]
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This one was painted back in October, as a commission for a Christmas present for the client's brother - so I can only share it now :) 

Painted with Schmincke and Daniel Smith watercolours on Canson Montval paper, A3 size. 

See the walkthrough here: goldseven.wordpress.com/2013/1…

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The commissioner gave me one of the most awesome surprises when he filmed his brother's reaction upon unwrapping this one. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksbgud… His account can be found on dA: *The-Wizard-of-Art


 Thorin Oakenshield by Gold-Seven The Elvenking by Gold-Seven There and back again... by Gold-Seven 
Lastly, thank you for not discussing the "Hobbit" movie(s)! :3


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Pencil/digital
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"They came at unawares in the middle of winter, and fought with Dior in the Thousand Caves; and so befell the second slaying of Elf by Elf. There fell Celegorm by Dior's hand, and there fell Curufin, and dark Caranthir; but Dior was slain also, and Nimloth his wife, and the cruel servants of Celegorm seized his young sons and left them to starve in the forest. Of this Maedhros indeed repented, and sought long for them in the woods of Doriath; but his search was unavailing, and of the fate of Elured and Elurin no tale tells."

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion: The Ruin of Doriath

Pencil and watercolour wash.

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Yet another commission for the ever-wonderful ~flyingfish98. This interpretation was heavily influenced by a conversation with ~suzene from a few years ago, in which she brought up an idea that I'd never thought about and that completely broke my heart - that the boys heard Maedhros calling for them but still hid from him, more afraid of the one who had slaughtered their parents than they were of the dangers of the forest.
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Smaug.
Dragon from J.R.R. Tolkien`s The Hobbit . :)
inspired by description in the book.

watercolors + ink
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