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 . . . it's bloody but so beautiful. You are defentaly one of the best Tolkien illistruaters I have ever seen. It would be fantastic if you did one of Turin and Beleg. I found Turin's story so sad and so hartbreaking. One could argue that the book as a whole was increadbly sad but his story stuck out. Anyway, I just adore your work. So wonderful indeed.

Guest's picture

Beautiful. It reminds me of Rhaegar, as you saw him. And though I admire your illustrations of Tolkien, I wonder if we shall see some Martin soon.

portalrun's picture

Really cool work Jenny, I love how you handled the perspective and colors used...(dynamic drama like...)

goldseven's picture

And definitely dead Wink

goldseven's picture

My husband posed for me, and you're right, it's one of the better jobs the two of us did Wink At least it was rather comfortable for him, as morbid as that sounds...

goldseven's picture

i was already worrying about censorship. O_O

goldseven's picture

Thanks so much, Kay!

goldseven's picture

I am. Smile
And yes, it was a major concern of mine to leave him his dignity... efven if it meant running contrary to the description a little....

goldseven's picture

I'll go on hoping patiently Wink

goldseven's picture

Thank you! Yes, I think that there will be at least one Finrod before this drawing streak is over. Smile

goldseven's picture

Thanks--also for your input in the wip!

Guest's picture

Me & many of my friends have been watching your progress for a long time and we are waiting every your picture with anticipation. Frankly, I consider you one of the best Tolkien illustrators ever. I'm sure the Professor himself would have appreciated your work. Thank you so much, Jenny. This particular picture is so moving... I nearly wept when I saw it. Can we hope to see a work of yours devoted to Finrod Felagund solely?

griffingirl's picture

Frankly, this should've earned an Editors' Choice award. Can't say much awed....

Guest's picture

Und jedesmal glaube ich, dass es nicht mehr besser geht und immer wieder erstaunst du mich auf's Neue! Genial!!! Lg Rita

batbrat's picture

This piece is so moving, Jenny. How you managed to give him such dignity even as he has died in an unspeakably horrible way is really remarkable. You should be very proud of this piece.

Guest's picture

He came out wonderful Jenny. You mastered that perspective....and wow...the blood. I don't know how you did it but the blood is elegant. Beautiful in death. Amazing.

jenr8r's picture


great work on this! Laughing out loud

goddessart's picture

Wow. This is simply stunning.

yrindale's picture

This is highly impressive Jenny. A definate two thumbs up. I like how dynamic a pose it turns into.

megaflow's picture

Hooray! Nicely done, indeed.

Guest's picture

This one is really impressive. From one Tolkien fan ( to another I salute you Cool. This piece is absolutely stunning.

Guest's picture

Wow... One of your best works, to be sure!

jlwilliamson's picture

Oh it came out just lovely....really beautiful work, as usual. (not to sound so ho-hum, but ALL your work is gorgeous.)

Guest's picture

I agree with Jason, your Fäenorean opus is great indeed. Keep your weave tight!

kenmeyerjr's picture

Another great job, Jenny...the pose really leads you into the illo, and that blue fabric is really well done too.

Guest's picture

Such a beautiful piece Jenny! It worked out really well. Brilliant.

ggentry's picture

The perspective and composition are very dramatic. Very nice!

illustrus's picture

Once more you honor us with your tremendous art. I am sure Tolkien would be very pleased.

Art at its best.