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The defeated enemy (Melkor and Sauron) by Brunild The defeated enemy (Melkor and Sauron) by Brunild
This painting is inspired to the Black Silmarillion, ( the Silmarillion by Elhe Niennah and Illet that ritell the story from perspective of the dark side).
War of wrath, all is lost: Melkor tell to his Maia, Gorthaur (Sauron), to go away...(My illustration is their farewell hug)

...Melkor curvou‐se sobre o Maia, estendido a seus pés. Ajoelhou‐se, cuidadosamente soltou os dedos empalidecidos do Discípulo.
Os olhos abertos olhavam diretamente para o rosto de Melkor. Vala rangeu os dentes, tentando expulsar as lembranças. ‐ Meu Discípulo, Guardião de Arta... Perdoe‐me, se puder, perdoe‐me por esta dor... Arta não deve ficar sem proteção, compreende? Somente você pode fazer isso, você é o meu único Discípulo... Pegue a espada. Pegue o Livro. É o poder e a memória. Vá. Você lembrará‐se disso quando tudo estiver acabado. Tenho culpa – estou deixando‐o sozinho... Perdoe‐me, Discípulo, não tenho mais forcas. Adeus. E depois ergueu o Maia pelos ombros e, olhando nos olhos, disse asperamente:
- Vá embora.
‐ Sim, Senhor, ‐ respondeu o Maia ( O Livro Negro de Arda - The Black Book of Arda)

Characters by J.R.R. Tolkien.
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2ravens Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh Gods, it's wonderful... Thank you!
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Brunild Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks for appreciating! So I imagined Gorthaur and  Melkor after reading the book :)
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RobleskaZeppelin Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful:,-) :heart: But so beautiful! 
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Brunild Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!! You're very kind ;)
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FlyingCarpets Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Beautiful scene. After reading Silmarillion I was recently so astonished when it also turned out that my favourite album from Blind Guardian was wholy devoted to Silmarillion and that they have a scene of Morgoth letting Sauron go at the War of Wrath too... (lyrics here, can't find it on youtube, [link])
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Brunild Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) I know Blind Guardian, and the album Nightfall in Middle Earth and also the words of the song War of Wrath; is truly interesting the point of wiew of the dark side ;) I love it!
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ukiriki Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You mean, there is a translation of "The Black Book..." into Portuguese? This really is some news. I'm aware of the ongoing translation into English mentioned by MirachRavaia in the comments here, yet I never heard of any attempts to translate it into other languages.
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ukiriki Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
[17:52:54] Vasilyeva Natalia: You mean, there is a translation of "The Black Book..." into Portuguese? This really is some news. I'm aware of the ongoing translation into English mentioned by MirachRavaia in the comments here, yet I never heard of any attempts to translate it into other languages.
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Brunild Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
[link]

Yes, there is a Portoguese translation of the book. This is the link that I find on the web. I am Italian but understand Portoguese and I read it.
By the way, thanks for the book, is really awesome.
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Aquemenes1983 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very strong. It transmits the essence of the silmarillions but in the bad guys. I´ve always wondered why tolkien thought a compendium of legends so extended in time and tragedy with a single and tragic charachter on the center of everything. Melkor is the real protagonist of the Silmarillion, and his fall and how he drag with him some maias and the entire noldor tribe after the oath of Feanör (if you think about it, Feanör and Melkor are quite similar).

Excelent work!
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Brunild Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I understand that my work can't be to accepted by all, and also can hurt something. But this is an expression of my feeling. This book,( Black Silmarillion), is very impressive (for me), but I have much respect for Tolkien too.
It's true, Melkor is the real protagonist of the Silmarillion and I find his story really sad. Yes, Feanor is similar to him :)
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StarscreamSkydancer Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the only time I have ever even THOUGHT of liking Melkor. But your Sauron is so beautiful...I can't even put it into words.
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Brunild Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you for like Sauron :)!! (About Melkor..his hair are white ..but in this pic like a blond :( )
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StarscreamSkydancer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Like? Look at my name. I friggin' LOVE Sauron.
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Brunild Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Ah ok ;)!!!! I also love Sauron! I love dark lords :)!
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StarscreamSkydancer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Please. Sauron INVENTED the term Dark Lord. Hey, ee what you think of my drawing of him: [link]

Please do leave a comment. THX :):)
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Chibi-sempai Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I almost forgot!...what about that little lizard on Sauron's shoulder??? :)
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Brunild Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
The lizard is a my idea :), a symbol that remind to the creations of the dragons, ( a Melkor's symbol, like the birds for Manwe) ;)
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Chibi-sempai Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That is true :) I love this Idea of yours...poor Melkor he didn't deserve it...I LIKE HIM SO MUCH :) I must draw him too! You inspire me! :heart:
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Brunild Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh yes!!Draw him, I can wait <3!! I love so much your style is very beautiful ;)
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Chibi-sempai Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I WILL! I still don't know how but I will! :D

Really? :tighthug:
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Brunild Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Yes, really!! ;)
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Amazing work!! :love:
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Brunild Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! I am really glad you like it :)
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Welcome!!:heart::rose:
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
;) <3 !!
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Chibi-sempai Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You know...I LOVE YOUUUUU! YOU ARE AMAZING AND EVERYTHING!!! :heart:
They look so perfect and expressions on their faces are absolutely breathtaking and the drawing is a very beautiful ...I don't have words...oh my :

again I love you and thank you foe them :tighthug:

Your Sauron is soo stunning.
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Brunild Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the kind comment :)!! I am very happy for this, I try to draw like I see them in my imagination..I just know I am insane :P
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Anneliesse666 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Splendid! :D
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!! :)
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Huinare Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, poor things
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Brunild Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
:D , ;)!!
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Vanillekeks Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
wow, this is unexpectedly sweet! I can't wait until the translation goes on!
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Brunild Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
I read the book, it's amazing, truly beautiful, but sad :)
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Vanillekeks Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
I sadly can't read russian so I have to wait for the online translation to proceed, but I think it's a very exciting idea to take up!
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Brunild Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
I also don't know russian ;), but I have to read the complete translation of the book in Portoguese. I love it :)!!
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Vanillekeks Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Oh, this is just heartless! Why does it take so long to translate it to English? ;( I am so excited to read it! But well, something to look forward to, I guess. XD
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Brunild Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
;)
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The translation is in progress here: [link]
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Vanillekeks Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
That's the one I read! I love it!
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!
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Brunild Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)!!
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