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the death of Aredhel by liga-marta the death of Aredhel by liga-marta
Aredhel and Maeglin.
....in the evening Aredhel sickened, though the wound had seemed little, and she fell into the darkness, and in the night she died...
The Silmarillion
Of Maeglin
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:iconjm1776a:
JM1776A Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd have thrown Eol off the battlements of Gondolin, too, and likely laughed as he hit the ground.
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:iconthelordtaxus:
TheLordTaxus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Death from a wounded heart. How sad.
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:iconpatientwords:
patientwords Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Maeglin nooooo D: I want to hug him </3
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:iconnativefaery:
NativeFaery Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember reading this. So sad. Wonderful job though.
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Mad-Monkey-Queen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
I still have to read it. :XD:
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zevranarainai1 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Oh, I bit my lower lip and my eyes became watery seeing this. Maeglir truly looks pained
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vitaminanime Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
*is speechless*
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
So sad scene... and so beautiful in the same time. ♥
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beautyisbelle Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
This is just...I came thinking that I would simply see gorgeously-depicted Tolkein characters that you don't see too often and am now filled with many A Song of Ice and Fire thoughts (re: emotions). In particular, I'm furious at myself for never connecting Aredhel to Lyanna Stark--the dark-haired, grey-eyed, beautiful, headstrong, willful, horse-riding sister of three brothers from House Stark, whose colors are silver and white. Yep...

This picture, in particular, is just perfect.
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magis69 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
:heart: So sad - and so beautiful
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:iconnoleme:
noleme Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Aww, such a sad scene :( Great drawing! It makes me sorry for Maeglin... in this aspect only ;)
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:iconwill-o-the-wispy:
will-o-the-wispy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work. really striking image.
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:iconbearuthiel:
Bearuthiel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Good lines. :) You have a beautiful gift.
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sargentsnarky Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
This seems, perhaps, an odd thing to fixate on, but I really like Aredhel's arm! I just... really, really like it.

And just the depiction of this scene in general. :/ I've always felt really bad for Maeglin in particular for this very event. The guilt and grief he would have felt must have been absolutely terrible...
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YWYH-s--Morelenmir Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010   General Artist
This gives me chills it's so incredibly beauitful and haunting. Well-done! :clap:
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DragonKira Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Who wounded her? And who is she? I didn't read the Silamrillion, unfortunatly, one day I will purchase the book somehow!
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:iconliga-marta:
liga-marta Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional
she was wounded by her husband when he tried to kill their son. yes, a very "nice" family... XD
more about her you can read here - [link]
:)
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DragonKira Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Oh, dear! Thank you for the link!:) I have read it, very complicated story!
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:iconangelsbride:
angelsbride Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Why did she die?
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:iconliga-marta:
liga-marta Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional
because her husband killed her.
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:iconangelsbride:
angelsbride Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Why? O_o
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:iconandreth:
Andreth Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually he tried to kill his son throwing a javelin at him, but she stepped in the way to protect him and the javelin hit her instead, and since it was poisoned she died that night. A very sad story. You should read the Silmarillion :)
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angelsbride Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
I started reading it when I was 14, but I got tired of so many names... I barely read past the first humans mentioned there. But now that I'm 19 I've been wanting to finish it, I know it's a great book.
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Andreth Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. It's hard to read. It happened the same to me. I started to read it and left it several times because I found it too dense. But once I could finish it I loved it. Do it!
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Rusenare Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
That's a lovely Aredhel you've got there, although if that's Maeglin crying there, I think he's more the Strong and Silent type, who if he felt the need to shed tears would do it later, alone (I have always pictured Aredhel's death as involving medical personnel on the sidelines).
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Andreth Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful!
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:iconverbeley:
Verbeley Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
That scene was so sadly beautiful and you've made it even more touching!
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Galadriel316 Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
very moving. I love it when people illustrate the Silmarillion.
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ViikingitValk Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maeglin was always one of me favourites characters from Silmarillion-I was pity for him. And now this drawing.. Really well done._.
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:iconliga-marta:
liga-marta Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional
Thank you, i`m glad you like it. :)
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:iconviikingitvalk:
ViikingitValk Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome;)
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:iconfarothiel:
Farothiel Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
This is a very emotional painting. Gorgeous work!
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:iconliga-marta:
liga-marta Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional
thank you. :)
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:iconfarothiel:
Farothiel Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
My pleasure! :hug:
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:iconsilmeven:
Silmeven Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning!
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LadyofFellan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Your artwork is seriously making me think I need to go back and actually finish The Silmarillion!
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:iconliga-marta:
liga-marta Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Professional
yeah, Silmarillion is a great book. :)
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Mrs-Haldir Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw, a sad drawing, but beautifully done.
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
It's so calm - yet so tragic! And done beautifully!
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:iconnordiclynx:
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very sad, but very beautiful. I like that the only thing in colour is the blood
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:iconliga-marta:
liga-marta Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional
thanks, glad you like it. :)
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very good, great drawing
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:iconliga-marta:
liga-marta Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional
thank you. :)
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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Macanumber1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Good job!
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:iconliga-marta:
liga-marta Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional
thank you. :)
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:iconainulaire:
AinuLaire Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Such a sad story- but beautifully drawn!
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VisAnastasis Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! J really love this pic! Well drawed and awesome colored! And this is one of my favourite part in the book :dalove:
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Senelfy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work! :heart:
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:iconliga-marta:
liga-marta Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional
thank you. :)
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