So, it’s more of a Thursday fanart this week as I had to work late yesterday. Anyway, this week I’ve chosen something that departs a bit from the theme of the blog in not having any women in it, but which I really love nonetheless. It’s Catherine Karina Chmiel’s painting of Maedhros, Maglor, and a very young Elrond and Elros at the Third Kinslaying:
(Although the scene it depicts is hardly a laughing matter, I always chuckle at the fact that one of the twins is so much smaller than the other in this picture! OK, so the artist must have been operating under the assumption that Elrond and Elros are not twins. In my head, however, I always imagine that Elrond is the undersized one, probably because he’s the more Elvish of the two in spirit, and they grow up slower than human children. I hope that he thrived a bit more under the care of the Feanorians – well, once they’d stopped killing his family…)
Actually, Chmiel’s gallery is absolutely chock-full of lovely artwork. Here is her Feanorian gallery, which also has one of my favourite depictions of Feanor (in which he looks more than a little deranged, as he should!) She also has a lot on Gondolin and on Gondor (particularly Boromir, with some Faramir and the rest of the family).