Humiliation by goldseven
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.
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. :/