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Maedhros
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Destruction of the Havens of Sirion
Illustraton for Silmarillion by Tolkien

watercolor and white gouache on paper,  55x33cm

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Anerea's avatar

This expression... says it all. Another I like coming back to again and again.

EKukanova's avatar

Yes, something like "I don't want to do it, but I have no choice..."

Thank you!

pearwood's avatar

The sins of the fathers...

TaibhseDeAimser's avatar

The face reminds me so much of Loki (Tom Hiddleston)! I don’t know if that was intended, but it’s awesome.

Few capture the character and his emotion like you. Fantastic! Maedhros, on a mission, his emotions turned off, focused only on the task.

The way you depicted the deformed, beautiful and terrible Maedhros is one of the best! I just realized how one might perceive him at those kinslayings: with awe, abhorrence and disgust, but awe goes first!

If I were Elwing and had him coming at me, I probably would have jumped too. 
Rookblonkorules's avatar
This is gorgeous! I've pretty much spent most of my day browsing through your beautiful art (I'm especially taken with the Aegnor/Andreth pieces- such gorgeous work!) and I was kind of wondering if you'd done Maedhros. He's absolutely my favorite Tolkien character- and part of the reason is that he endured so much in Angband and yet he emerged all the stronger from his ordeal. Someone once said that he went through the forge of Angband and came out a weapon and that's very much the truth.
If it weren't for that dreadful oath, I think he would have been one of the best in Middle-Earth. I won't justify what any of them did, but I am fond of the Feanorians. 
He's so expressive in this picture. So determined and hardened to the world and yet not proud at all of what he has had to do because of that oath. It's interesting because the oath almost seemed to become it's own being in The Silmarillion. I think most of the sons of Feanor were decent people in times of peace- with perhaps the exception of Celegorm and Curufin- I think both of them were far too proud for their own good- but that oath just about possessed all of them. Such a powerful theme of what hatred can do once it takes ahold of you.
I would love to see more of this character from you. Maybe Fingon too? Or even the rescue of Maedhros from the Thangorodrim? 
I like the blade on his right hand - a brilliant idea!
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=)  I think, his right hand did not left without any use)
AlexisofRadias's avatar
This is amazing, He actually looks terrifying, very beautiful. I would love more Maedrhos pictures, oh and fingon too. With loveHeart  AlexisofRadiasHere's a kiss for you, my love!  
that is a truly chilling and grimly beautiful maedhros. have you ever thought of drawing Fingon the Valiant? I'd really like to see your depiction. :eager: by darkmoon3636 
This is wonderful- I love the weapon you have made of his arm! Great idea. And his face is so determined but bereft- full of sorrow and horror. He shows such conflict in his face.
EKukanova's avatar
Thank you for the feature!
rhunel's avatar
You're very welcome! I will be back! ;-D
JDGr's avatar
interesting armor design you've created to his maimed arm, so he could use it as a weapon - seems like a very sharp blade, judging by the blood spilled in!
RafaelSkywalker's avatar
Great work! It mades me like to read it again!
Suggest: Please, make an art about the battle between Morgoth and Fingolfin, it's one of my favourites scenes of the book.
gwyxgoblin's avatar
This is amazing. All the detail is gorgeous, and that armor... <3 It's fantastic. I'm just... Yeah. Kind of in awe, lol. :) Very cool.
EKukanova's avatar
Thank you very much! :aww:
Uki1995's avatar
Amazing! I m speechless...
Hope there is more of yours illustrations for Silmarillion.
Have you made them for book if yes, where can we see
all of your work?
EKukanova's avatar
Thank you!
All my Tolkien-inspired works you can see here, I hope to publish art-book with my works myself next year =)
Uki1995's avatar
Great. Wish you all the best.
Such a terrible oath. Scary.
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