Nirnaeth Arnoediad - Unnumbered Tears by goldseven

Nirnaeth Arnoediad - Unnumbered Tears

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Added: Feb 12, 2004
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Thus fell the High King of the Noldor; and they beat him into the dust with their maces, and his banner, blue and silver, they trod into the mire of his blood."

JRR Tolkien, The Silmarillion, Chapter 20: "Of the Fifth Battle-Nirnaeth Arnoediad

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Guest's picture

wow! i love the way he has dignity even with such a horrific death! you should be proud of yourself

Guest's picture

eeeewies that blood is too dark and dried to look real. love the hair, though, and the sword. the position is great, too.

Guest's picture

omg...what a great angle! i mean, this picture could have been drawn in ANY angle in the number or damned 360 but this is perfect. i love how you hae just drawn him the way you have...kinda like looking down at him from a slope...aw anyway poor guy. haven't read the book yet but damn i will now that i have seen your pictures! lol (i LOVE how you have drawn his head as it looks totally split - he looks dead but his face looks calm and sort of unbeaten...mentally...he is still clutching the sword!!awww!!)

goldseven's picture

Nothing wrong with your English Smile Thanks!

Guest's picture

it's beautifull... when I saw this pic first time, it made me cry. Fingon is still full of beauty, even if he is dead. you are really talented artist, Jenny, congratulations. I love all sons of Feanor too, aspecially Maitimo. I draw them too and I'm trying to make them alive, just as you do. PS. I'm from Poland, that's not so far from Germany Smile and sorry for my imperfect english Wink

Guest's picture

there's a beautiful representation of an horrible and sad thing : death.
it's wonderful how you can became the scene of the death of Findekano (T_T) in a great and a amazin draw. Tongue
wow...congratulations Jenny!!
>>Elwen_of_tirion<<

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Hi!
Sorry to bother you again with this but Ive been looking to this (and your other drawings) the hole day and I can omly say that you made one of the most Impresive, stunishing and sentimental lines of the book come true... Beside the unproper burrial of the high lord you make him look so grand, still so proud and so full of dignity... as dead as he is, his image is as powerfull and encouraging and ever... YOu just described the sadness density, mixed with the grateness of the battle, the glory of the lineage of the noldor and even then, the pitty and compassion, the tears of a wounded heart corrupted by an oath, wich the silmarillion is all about making us realize thateven proud people are to be forgiven dor they also suffer....

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This is just but the mos fascinating piece of The silmarillion art Ive ever seen, and its an honor to be able to post a comentary to such a masterpiece.
You jsut made a vivid young mind return to the wise teachings of Herr Tolkien... and for that I than you!

With best wishes...
Elias jose

KEEP ON THE GOOD WORK!

Guest's picture

I look at your work everyday, and it's just great. I can't really describe it. I have to say you are one of my favorite artists, and have inspired me. I just graduated high school, and am going into art, and your work has been a great inspiration. Thank you.

aranor's picture

Wow, it's unearthly beautiful..! One of your best works, for sure.

Guest's picture

Unique. You are brave artist.

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I think it´s so beautiful how he still holds on to his sword....moving..

Guest's picture

This is magic....wow....

Guest's picture

Wow! Again....Smile I love this representation of Fingon. I myself draw many pictures from the SIlmarillion, and I even have one entitled "Nirnaeth Arnoediad". I love this! beautiful. ~Celebriel

Guest's picture

I found your gallery through a link on a Tolkien page, and wow....I've never seen anyone who draws Silmarillion character as well (i.e. as I imagined them ), as you do.

This is grim and beautiful. Beauty and grace in death. So very Elvish.

Guest's picture

Morbid as this sounds, I love this picture. It's very moving. Dead Fingon is still so heroic and valiant and brave . . .

I especially love how his hair is stained red with his blood. He looks just a bit like Maedhros, which is very interesting indeed. Thanks for another great work!

goldseven's picture

Thanks, Nicole! Smile

Guest's picture

Your work is so breathtaking that generally I just commit the sin of enjoying immensely without commenting. However, as I come back to this one literally every other day, I figured it was far past time for a comment. I left a note on your elfwood page saying that your work had inspired me to read ASoIaF....well, let's just say even if you had no other Tolkein art other than this one, the same would be true for the Silmarillion! You are truly inspiring and truly amazing.

Nicole

Guest's picture

Woh.
Scary, bloody, beautiful...
Makes me feel a bit uneasy, but that's the point, isn't it ?

isenho's picture

Yes! Such motion without motion! I love your works Jenny!Your style is nice and loose with a just the right mix of realism and manga. Lovin' the gallrey!

goldseven's picture

Thanks a lot. Exactly what I was going for!

Guest's picture

You have definately managed to give him the dignity I think Tolkien would have wanted the High King of the Noldor to have, even in death. Beautiful.

Guest's picture

Oh wow! I haven't even read that book yet but that picture is still extremely moving. I love how he's still holding the sword and the way you did the blood on the hair and clothing is just amazing to me!

Guest's picture

You have captured here the grim, tragic and beautiful mood that makes the Silmarillion. This is truly something decidedly Tolkien, and a wonderful piece on top of it all.

I am already a huge fan of all your Tolkien work, and can't wait to see more.

Guest's picture

Aww dead Fingy. *cries* Don't draw Fëanor's death please or I'll bawl my eyes out even more.......damn I just gave you ideas now! Noooooo! Lol

caitmf1's picture

isnt art strange; you can turn something horrible; the beating of someone to death; into a visually beautifull and narrative peice; just beautiful and your style is so soft and subtle

goldseven's picture

I'd have to reread the story first... bu Túrin was the only human I was ever interested in, yes Smile

goldseven's picture

Yes--this was an attempt to get the perspective right this time. The Rhaegar one was rejected because the perspective did not work. Smile

goldseven's picture

Thanks, Tom! Wink

sdeanbloom's picture

This is incredible!

Art at its best.