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Let the havens burn by Sirielle Let the havens burn by Sirielle
© Karolina Węgrzyn

Maedhros son of Fëanor arriving at the Havens of Sirion:

"Now when first the tidings came to Maedhros that Elwing yet lived, and dwelt in possession of the Silmaril by the mouths of Sirion, he repenting of the deeds in Doriath withheld his hand. But in time the knowledge of their oath unfulfilled returned to torment him and his brothers, and gathering from their wandering hunting-paths they sent messages to the Havens of friendship and yet of stern demand. Then Elwing and the people of Sirion would not yield the jewel which Beren had won and Lúthien had worn, and for which Dior the fair was slain; and least of all while Eärendil their lord was on the sea, for it seemed to them that in the Silmaril lay the healing and the blessing that had come upon their houses and their ships. And so there came to pass the last and cruellest of the slayings of Elf by Elf; and that was the third of the great wrongs achieved by the accursed oath."

– J.R.R. Tolkien,The Silmarillion, Chapter 24: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"

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I've forgotten to thank BalduranDeArnise for endless armour consultations :D :thumbsup:

[Painter 9.5, tablet.]

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:iconlilithlo:
lilithlo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
truely stunning! 
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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:iconnovus41:
novus41 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
fajna praca
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Dziękuję :thanks:
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:iconnovus41:
novus41 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Proszę bardzo:)
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:iconnenesta:
Nenesta Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's rather frightening, they look so dangerous!
Amazing picture, love the flames and reflections!!
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner May 13, 2014   Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so, thank you :thanks: They should be looking dangerous, though desperate and sorrowful would be fitting as well. But here... Time for mourning will come later, first what must be done - must be done. 
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:iconnenesta:
Nenesta Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Driven by the Oath and consciously doing the wrong thing once again. Their stories are quite tragic :(
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:iconthe-black-panther:
The-Black-Panther Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Dawno mnie u Ciebie nie było i widzę, że mam sporo do nadrobienia.

Rewelacja, bardzo podoba mi się odblask płomieni na zbroi, tarczy i mieczu.
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner May 29, 2013   Digital Artist
Dziękuję, cieszę się, że Ci przypadło do gustu :thanks:
Im dłużej się jest na dA, tym większe zaległości, za dużo powiadomień.
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:icongiubian:
giubian Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, two hands, i miss that. poor maitimo!
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Nope, one hand, two arms and a shield attached to the right one.
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:icongiubian:
giubian Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, makes sense. poor elf, poor elf, poor elf.
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:iconartofpsp:
ARTofPSP Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Spettacolare!!!
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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:iconnahar-doa:
Nahar-Doa Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Interface Designer
It's just...amazing. I cant stop looking. Wonderful.
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you think so :thanks:
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:iconsaiklor:
Saiklor Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Gads! I remember you working on this over at the Epilogue forums! Well, it is still dramatic and amazing!
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you, glad you think so :thanks: I repainted a few times after the forums, I think. It took me a while until I was satisfied enough to let it be ;)
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CuthalionSilver79 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Amazing - this book used to give me nightmares.
And I just love how much this reminds me of them (if that makes any sense :P).
The fire ..... their eyes .... everything .... makes me shiver.
It's stunning
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you receive it this way (sorry!), it wasn't happy, light story, more a nightmare as you say.
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:iconkishy-chan:
Kishy-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow, its amazing!
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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:iconkishy-chan:
Kishy-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
welcome!
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:iconvalkryemaiden:
ValkryeMaiden Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
This is amazing the flames look awesome:)
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :) The fiery giant needs to burn like this, too.
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:iconvalkryemaiden:
ValkryeMaiden Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Hehe your welcome:)
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a powerful picture, I love the intensity of it. The fire is brilliantly drawn and the way it is reflected in Maedhros's face adds to the evillness and determination of the Feanoreans and their army. Maedhros looks completely focused on retaking the Silmarils, he doesn't care about anything else and will stop at nothing to achieve his goal; that's what his expression here tells me. Furthermore, I like the "ground" he's stepping on; looks like he's walking on blood. Lovely job on the light reflected in the armor too.
Generally, it's an amazing piece, bravo :clap:
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you for another emotional comment! :bow: I love reading what feelings images bring and characters seem to feel :thanks:
Blooody water was my intention, though I failed at rendering it well, so I'm glad you see it - he brings madness, fire and blood, no more hope for tortured cursed kinslayers and those on their way to fulfill the oath:(
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the armor and the fire. Brilliant!
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Digital Artist
HantalŽ :thanks: Dziekuję!
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Ecthelion44 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ano, w ogóle po przysiędze najczęściej działali impulsywnie, w różnym stopniu rzecz jasna, w końcu np Maglor się Elrosem i Elrondem zajął... No i sorry za double-posta, myślałem, że mi zjadło :P
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Duble się zdarzają, czasem się dA przycina ;)
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:icondavidpoet30:
Davidpoet30 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
may i write a poem about this
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011   Digital Artist
Yes and you don't need to ask, this is just inspiration, not a use of my art :)
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:icondavidpoet30:
Davidpoet30 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
well i woudl want to put the art with it to show what inspired it
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011   Digital Artist
What do you mean? You didn't ask for permission to reupload my art, for this I do not agree. But if you want to add URL to my gallery, then it's fine and there is no need for permission if you can add :) Just like an artist doesn't have to ask permission of anyone/anything which appears to be a muse, inspiration for original art. Just let me know for I'm curious of the poems :)
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Davidpoet30 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
ok i will try to do that
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:iconecthelion44:
Ecthelion44 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Coś jak we are following the will of the one, through the dark age and into the storm, a te płomienie genialnie podświetlające Maedhrosa i całą resztę jak dla mnie wyglądają jak jakieś skrzydła porządnie wpieprzonego anioła zagłady, zresztą genialnie przechodzą tak jakby w wodę Alqualonde na dole, ge-nial-nie ;)
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Ciesze się, że Ci się podoba :thanks: Interpretacja właściwa, ogień-skrzydła-upadek-zagłada :thumbsup: Tylko krew ofiar na wodzie mi do końca nie wyszła, ale może to by było za dużo. Usunęłam opis, to marsz na port w ujściu Sirionu, ale do AlqualondŽ też by pasowało - i ojciec, i syn moim zdaniem byli szaleni u schyłku życia.
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Ecthelion44 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Coś jak we are following the will of the one, through the darkness and into the storm, no i te genialnie podświetlające Maedhrosa i resztę jak dla mnie są jak skrzydł jakiegoś porządnie wpieprzonego anioła zagłady, no i tak jakby przechodzą w wodę ;)
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Wow!
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011   Digital Artist
:D
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:iconrinthcog:
rinthcog Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He should have listened to his brother Maglor...since they were doomed either way. awesome painting.
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011   Digital Artist
Indeed he should, at least after the War of Wrath. Here I think even Maglor was set to attack. Pity :(
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LorianGrace Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the fire. It looks like the wings and this gives to the character (is this Maedhros) a more... demon-like look.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011   Digital Artist
I'm glad you see the wings and their connection with darker side of Maedhros or rather of what the oath has done with him.
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:iconvittorio-pellazza:
Vittorio-Pellazza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Impressive character and gret use of lights. Congratulations!
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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tomato-bird Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Burn, baby, burn XD
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