Nienor upon Haudh-en-Elleth

This piece has been a while in the making, and on my mind even longer. The sketch originated on a class trip in April, and since then, I’ve tried to see the colours for this – which only worked when I decided not to make it a thunderstorm lighting scene.

Watercolour and gouache on Canson Montval, 19,5 x 28 cm.

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Some earlier stages:

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Portraits, portraits, portraits

A bunch of small portraits (mainly Tolkien characters) I’ve done over the past three months, most of them Patreon related – commissions, prompts, and prize art.

For Azaghâl, Winter Thranduil, and Celebrimbor, timelapse videos can be found on Patreon.

Aurë entuluva

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Last of all Húrin stood alone. Then he cast aside his shield, and wielded an axe two-handed; and it is sung that the axe smoked in the black blood of the troll-guard of Gothmog until it withered, and each time that he slew he cried: ‘Aurë entuluva! Day shall come again!’ Seventy times he uttered that cry; but they took him at last alive, by the command of Morgoth, for the Orcs grappled him with their hands, which clung to him still though he hewed off their arms; and ever their numbers were renewed, until at last he fell buried beneath them. Then Gothmog bound him and dragged him away to Angband with mockery.
Thus ended the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, as the sun went down beyond the sea. Night fell in Hithlum, and there came a great storm of wind out of the West.

The Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle

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