I’ve been meaning to draw this for like half a year but never had enough energy lol
I don’t recall what led to this, but @mimimarilynart and I came up with an AU in which Sauron is a beauty guru, and there’s no turning back.
* the Wraith foundation line may or may not indeed contain lead. We will never know. After all, Sauron is both its creator and Mordor’s only authority when it comes to quality control. And certainly he wants us all dead. But hey, the formula is great!!
** It’s better to assume his collection is not cruelty-free, but it’s definitely not the animals that suffered. And it’s tested on foes only :)
*** yes it is a dragon egg beauty blender
**** It took centuries to develop the MelkorProof mascara formula. It will keep you looking flawless until Dagor Dagorath.
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I’ve been thinking nonstop about Celebrimbor being impaled and displayed as a banner while the forces of Sauron marched upon the elves.
A lot of bad things happened to the elvenfolk in The Silmarillion. Morgoth being a dick, dragons and balrogs, internal issues that caused the Kinslayings. A lot of war and death and sadness. But this guy, this guy during the second age, this guy saw a lot of bad stuff happening and decided he wasn’t going to partake in that.
He saw how his father and his uncles were absolute clowns. He didnt approve of their actions. Celebrimbor was chill as fuck and when Curufin and Celegorm clowned on Finrod and Luthien, he didnt follow them. He didnt leave Norgothrond. He eventually founded Eregion with the intent of just… being. Buddy didnt want war. Didnt want to steal no one’s rocks. He was just there trying to live life and make friends with lil dwarves.
Until bloody Sauron in a blonde wig and blue contacts appeared. And fucked everything up. And poor Celebrimbor, who decided he didnt want to be a shady bitch like his family, he decided to trust Annatar. For some time. Let’s try and see if this guy is as cool as he seems.
Spoiler: he isn’t.
What I’m trying to say is that Celebrimbor wasn’t just tortured and killed. A lot of the others elves were tortured and killed. But my man didnt even have a chance to be laid to rest. He was. Impaled. Naked and speared on a war banner. They didnt even cover my man’s dick. He was humiliated and suffered even in death. He was used as a tool to show how “easy” elves can be deceived and mistreated.
I am so angry at that. My man didnt deserve that.
Maedhros: Do you have some snacks around here?
Fingon: Should have, let me check. I think it’s the lower cupboard.
And with that said, dear Fingon lowered himself to his knees, opened said cupboard and started rummaging for some snacks. He stopped suddenly when he heard Maedhros shuffling behind him and smirked to himself.
Fingon: Step cousin? … I’m stuck, help me..
Maedhros: ………we are NOT doing this!
And walked away flustered, leaving a laughing Fingon “stuck” in the cupboard.
(This is just something funny I saw this morning and pictured my two favorite elves in the scenario. If someone wants to write a story on this, make sure to tag me, I will love you forever. Enjoy!)
I like the concept of disguised confrontation for Annatar, so he and Celebrimbor are visually at odds - by color scheme, relaxed position, and light/shadow. I also snuck in a motif of a closed eye for Annatar, a dormant precursor to the true Eye of Sauron that appears canonically by the Third Age. (also yes both of them have smudges of soot everywhere)
Visual notes for this piece (just annatar from the front, really - didn’t end up using the other characters!) are here; the lineart can be found here.
I hope you like it!
arafinwe invites the kids to alqualondë ☀ the weather is perfect, the lagoon - beautiful, so they race with each other. the rules are simple - grab your cousin and run 🏃♂️🏃♀️
Ⅰ. turukáno loses balance a few times so with findarato they’re an easy target
Ⅱ. russingon get quickly distracted
Ⅲ. aikanáro and arakáno get to know each other better
Ⅳ. carnistir clings to angaráto like an angry cat because he doesn’t want to get soaked
Ⅴ. makalaurë is here to babysit ambarussa
Ⅵ. tyelkormo and irissë probably win but
Ⅶ. artanis doesn’t give up quickly, carrying curufinwë like a sack
(I spent a whole month working on it and I’m so excited to finally share it with you!!!)