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Celebrimbor by Kaaile Celebrimbor by Kaaile
11.2.2010 - gamma/contrast correction- It was too bright!... I have a tablet now but I will not correct any roughness on the picture, I will leave it as it is, as it was drawn with mouse :)

The only descendant of Feanor left alive in second age (not including Maglor), taken by his curse - Celebrimbor of Eregion, the great smith of Noldor, head of Gwaith-i-Mirdain and creator of the rings of power, deceived and put to death by Sauron. Very sad story :(
(PS CS3, shitty mouse..)
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romenriel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very heartbreaking
Black--Forest Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
my god! So impressive!
Elpinonilde Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Haven't read this part yet but I'm sad just by looking at this pic of Celebrimbor..
Great artwork though! :)
EmpressAranel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
It was sad enough just reading it... I can't hold it together much longer 😢 💔
Ellosse Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You drew this with a mouse??? Jawdrop

I cannot even draw on a tablet using a stylus...

Anyways, this is so heartbreaking. Celebrimbor has always been one of my favorite Elves, and to get a fate like this... at least he was (probably) already dead when they impaled him. *shudders* But I love the clouds and the light. 
Feelingbluboy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
He will be avenged in a Shadow of Mordor!
ziggy777 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
This is amazing- so little is written/rendered of this and yet it was one of Sauron's most brutal acts. Writing about it in one of my fics now. I have him still just alive when the cavalry arrives- too late, Glorfindel Gil and Elrond etc.I am astonished that you drew this with a mouse- the detail and fineness of it is fabulous.
petitedilly Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
That's amazing...
Lothiriel1 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
This is breaking my heart.
wwww11-1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful piece you can almost feel the tragedy
heartofoshun Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
This is heartbreaking and gorgeous. Such strong composition and sense of assurance.
Paul774 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
omg this is awesome... i didn't read this part yet, great story, great picture, great job!!!!!
heartofoshun Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Have I ever said how fabulous I think this is? It is beyond amazing. I can barely think about the subject and you actually made of piece of art that is beautiful. I could go on and on. [link]
Kingsdaughter613 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Was any part of the Feanorions story happy? Maybe the raisin of Elrond and Elros and that takes up ONE sentence.... This is incredible. It looks so realistic.
Kementari02 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, so sad. Just think, without him no one would have ever known of hobbits.
CelticLonging Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
He did not deserve that.
Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did this with a mouse? A mouse? I'm left speechless... truly... it is an amazingly done work, I really admire your patience and talent.
This was such a terrible and sad scene, it almost moved me to tears... and you did a wonderful job in portaying it. I love the atmosphere you created; with the dark clouds and the fire and the banners. I liked how you made the sun being hidden by these evil clouds, it contributes to the evilness of Sauron's army. And of course, Celebrimbor himself is very skillfully done, especially his head.
Amazing job, bravo!
JankaLateckova Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, stunning! Great work. :clap:
lilitharam Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Beautiful but incredibly sad.
Evil-Shieldmaiden Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Amazing picture
StrawberryJam1313 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Wow! So, so powerful. I'm about to start Unfinished Tales soon but...I really don't want to get up to this part D: Poor Celebrimbor...
The-Devi-stator Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Excellent work!
Nerwen20 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Wow, that is POWER. Bravo!!
Valadix Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh goodness, that's so sad! Great art, though! :deviation:
njoki-b Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
I love this!

It's so sad, but so powerful!

It wrenches my heart just to look at it! Poor Celebrimbor, he's one of my favorite characters. The last of a proud glorious house gone down in ruin to end here upon the spikes of orcs. Torn, bloodied, befouled by the darkness!

But thank-you for painting a much forgotten story, and so beautifully.
Kaaile Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
thank you, this story is very sad indeed :(
Silencem Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
So sad the story of this men is.
maiarcita Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Your work is featured in my journal...[link] :rose:
Kaaile Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
wow, thank you :)
maiarcita Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
You're most welcome, it's a pleasure for me :iconheartballoonplz: :rose:
Veline Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
I can't take my eyes off! This is such a powerful picture!
desertmoondragon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I LOVE this for several reasons...
first, because it looks like you put a ton of effort into this piece and i seriously appreciate that.
second, because you truly displayed the mood that is given off by the evil of the enemy sauron and this picture is SO effective, and is probably the best i've ever seen.

unfortunately most of the lord of the rings fanart is done of the actors in the movie, as some of us have forgotten how we first imagined those characters, so this picture is soo inspiring when it comes to doing fanart-it's not fanart anymore, but becomes more of an interpretation.

this is seriously touching, and i think this is the first time i'm truly moved by lord of the rings inspired artwork. wonderful work!
Kaaile Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
thank you :) it is because celebrimbor does not appear in the lotr book nor in the movie, so it actually wasnt inspired by lotr :). lots of work made by lotr post-movie-'fans' are elves with movie-faces of bloom or csokas or parker etc. or silmarillion elves with elrond's face, gil-galad's movie-armor. sometimes a movie can kill the imagination.. thats why i believe there will be no silmarillion movie and I will not have to 'admire' blond fingolfins or bloom-like feanor pictures :) I'm not really satisfied with this drawing, I can't control a mouse as good as a pencil
desertmoondragon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Filmographer
you did this with a MOUSE?
you have a lot of patience...i think you should invest in a tablet, they are a lot cheaper nowadays.

either way, i love this picture and i'm really grateful that you were inspired (by whatever it was) to draw it.

hopefully they will leave the silmarillion alone....the movie versions of the trilogy were fine, but i can see how that would be pushing the line for the fans, especially me lol.
Kaaile Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
it took nearly the whole day, blah. I will have a tablet soon :woohoo:
and thanks again :blushes:
OpheliaRosenblut Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You depicted this scene in a very powerful way. I imagine that being witness of such a scene would have been deeply disturbing yet very moving.
I always thought Celebrimbor was very brave for saying nothing. His death was very, very sad...
gbindis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Wow, to dziełko mogłoby posłużyć za plakat do filmu ;)
Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Poor, poor elf... (though I might contradict about Sau's being so bad...)
AinuLaire Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Ouch! That is such a violent death- very appropriate for Sauron and his minions. Poor elf.
045-lucky Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
yeah I really need to read unfinished tales! this is so powerful, well done!
Aranict Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning. One of the most wonderful LOTR pieces I've seen. Congratulations!
Kaaile Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
thank you very much :)
but i am not really pleased with it, and drawing with mouse is so tiring :(
Aranict Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how you depict the scene- the emotions, the feelings are so strong. And you painted it with a mouse?! Now I'm even more impressed- I know firsthand it's difficult as hell!
Kaaile Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
I saw peet's depiction of this scene some time ago, and though i like his artworks, this one seemed very static, without any emotions to me. So I tried to draw my own vision of that sad scene :) And yes, It's drawn with mouse and it is definitely my last digital work, it took the whole day and I always became angry when I couldn't do what I wanted because of using mouse :(
Sokoke00500 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Moja ulubiona postać :D szkoda tylko, że tak zadko przedstawiana
Moumou38 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's a very cool drawing and well done.

I don't like Celebrimbor very much, maybe because I'm a big fan of Celeborn and Galadriel and he kinda acted like a jerk in Eregion but still, his story is sad.

congraz !
Kaaile Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
thanks ;) I never liked Celeborn, he seems to be so weak and dominated by Galadriel :P
Moumou38 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no he's not, I've never seen him dominated by his wife. He's just shadowed by her fame but seriously what she is doing with him if he was such a loser ? She's considered as one of the most intelligent person in Middle Earth, how could she possibly mistaken about the choice of her own husband (with whom she is for more than 7000 yrs)
Anyone who can marry a Galadriel is a winner, but that's just my opinion =p =p =p.
7hot-feanorians Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing...very sad, but very well done! :thumbsup:
Zair-Ugru-nad Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
Ojej... genialne...

Jestem pod wielkim wrażeniem... o_O

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