There are so many brothers in Arda that I like, and I always thought this pair, Angrod and Aegnor, don't get enough love. Even though they usually mentioned as a pair, despite not being twins! Aegnor is mostly beloved by the fandom for his love for Andreth but Angrod? ... so little.
And yes, that is Glaurung in the bottom left background...
This was a difficult piece for me and I wondered several times why I was bothering. First, I couldn't find any pose references for the brothers, so a lot had to be from imagination. Then, I struggled with the fire on the flag. Then, I made it way too gory and then got nervous wondering what would constitute mature content, so I cleaned the two bros up. In the end, Glaurung proved the easiest thing to paint.
I'm not terribly happy with how it turned out, but here it is, warts and all - Aegnor and Angrod during the Battle of the Sudden Flame, Anfauglith and Thangorodrim in the background. Aegnor's name means "fell fire" (or "sharp flame"), hence the title.
This is the first dragon I've ever drawn, and I'm so amused that people think him cute!! Well, I did tuck him away in the corner & didn't put any effort into making him huge and fearsome, so it's no surprise
Glaurung looks a little too "friendly" too me, he is not scary at least in my opinion but on the other hand beauty can be the best deception.
I remember Angrod chiefly because I like the House of Finarfin, but really the second son is mostly a cipher (apart from being sent to Doriath by Finrod shortly after the Noldor come to Beleriand, and trying to cover up the kinslaying when he spoke to Thingol).