Humiliation by goldseven

Humiliation

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Added: Feb 27, 2004
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Maedhros was ambushed, and all his company was slain, but he himself was taken alive by the command of Morgoth, and taken to Angband."
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion

And quite obviously, here finally you have the reason why my Maedhros has short hair. Smile

Watercolour, 8x12 in. Yes, real watercolour. I did have to touch up the colours in Photoshop, though. It seems my scanner has completely forgotten what colours are. It did recognize the red of the hair and some of the blood ("Hang on! That's red! I remember that one!") but completely ignored all the pretty subtle hues of red and blue I had elsewhere. :/

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i am a 16 year old girl and i find this artwork most intriguing. im captivated by it! you are an amazing artist Jenny Laughing out loud i love your pieces Smile xo

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Oh my God!

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... May I worship you?

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Yet again another fantastic piece and interpretation of one of my favourite parts of the study. Wish my art was as good as yours- I can't even draw people.

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Positively riveting.
You bring terror and
pain in your work
so convincingly.
I never tire of
viewing your
interpretations
of scenes.

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I found this gallery through tolkeinonline (Your Nirnaeth Arnoediad is the second-highest rated peice of artwork there, with good reason, though you probably knew that). Each and every one of these are utterly amazing. Your portrayl of the Elves -particulary Maedhros- is almost identical to the way I've always pictured them, and I especially like the Orcs in this one -they're some of the most convincing I've seen.

Finally: Congratulations!! Laughing out loud

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I love it! Absolutely love it! You have amazing skill with watercolors. I'm glad I came across your works, for I love your style, and especially your LotR and Silmarillion paintings. THose books are some of my favorites! Well done. ~Celebriel

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It's not said int he Silmarillion, but in Tolkien's later/earlier writings, collected by his son Christopher in the "History of Middle Earth" series. There it says that Maedhros had reddish hair, as did Amrod and Amras.

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First of all, I love your pics!! I discovered "Nirnaeth Arnoediad" at some page I can't remember and then sought more from you! So this is why I ended up here Smile The way you portray Maedhros captures me, but one question has been bothering me from the beginnig: why does he have red hair?? I can't find the page in the Silmarillion where he is described...
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! That is wonderful news!

goldseven's picture

Real life really got in the way with a vengeance, and it's as real as it gets: I'm pregnant! Laughing out loud I'm not feeling very well, and have almost no time to draw. But the holidays are almost here, so I hope I can get something done then!

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Jenny O Jenny, where have you gone? Not that you owe art to us, but I miss the updates very much. Of course, I know that real life does the "step-in-and-take-over" thing very well.....but I hope you have the time to do some new pieces soon!

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So the orcs like his hair as much as I do, then? *grin*

Poor, poor Maedhros. The unfortunate child has gone through so much . . . now he has to lose his beautiful hair?

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This was just a spoof, really, and it doesn't fit in with my other pics. Smile

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Nice to have an explanation about the short hair...but I'd think he'd let it grow again...and hasn't he that hair cut even in Valinor ?
Oh, nevermind, this is a beautiful piece of art, and it is all that matters...

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lol! Separated at birth... *sniggers*

griffingirl's picture

Heh...your scanner and my scanner must've been seperated at birth. I have the same issues....fabulous piece, nonetheless!

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I worship at the altar of your talent !

goldseven's picture

Actually, the tones were a lot less subtle before I scanned it. I think I remember now why I coloured all my last watercolours digitally from the start!

goldseven's picture

Yes, this scene really made me rethink my Maedhros design. Let's see where it takes me. Smile

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Maybe later...

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I wanted some really bad ugliness to set off Maedhros. Seems it worked. Smile

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We'll see! (I don't know myself, yet)

goldseven's picture

Well--this was a bit of a spoof for people who needed an explanation why my Maedhros has short hair. He's always had it for me, so I always drew him like that. Maybe I'll draw him with long hair from now on, prior to his captivity... dunno yet. ^^

A spoof in 16x12 inches. Yeah, right. XD

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Maybe later! Smile

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The final frontier!! Laughing out loud

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Just to give orcs a rare compliment, yours are some of the most orc-like and scary I've seen. I love the one at the front with the fangs and dreadlocks.

Oh, and Maedhros is nice too. Just didn't want to give pretty-boy all the praise. Smile Great pic, as usual.

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Lucy again. I actually like him better with short hair. The angle of his head is odd here. And also the picture sort of contradicts ur Fëanorean family pic. As in that pic u drew him with short hair but this pic which is of a later event he has long hair so if this was the first time it was cut it shouldn't be short back then. Oh well. Draw Finwë!!!!!!! Lol pretty please Ms Dolfen if u'd be so kind!

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Like all of your Silmarillion art this is amazing.
Now is there any chance of more of Maedhros while he still has his long hair...? Smile

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My goodness, that is.... emotional!
I really love all your paintings. You seem to be I think the only artist I know who managed to capture the "elfishness" of elvish faces.
But for the hair - he DOES have short hair in the Valinor picture with Finrod going to jump, so certainly before this one chronogically...

Art at its best.