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December 16, 2008
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Drowning of Numenor by mattleese87 Drowning of Numenor by mattleese87
With King Ar-Pharazôn's fleet sailing to the Undying Lands to make war against the Valar upon Sauron's suggestion, the Valar made a plea to Ilúvatar, the creator god. Ilúvatar's wrath was great, and with his mighty power he broke the world and reformed it. The Great Sea was divided, and in the chaos the great island of Númenor, granted to the faithful Men who had now been corrupted, was swallowed up by the sea. As the mighty flood water poured in around him, Sauron laughed on his dark seat in his dark temple, knowing that his deeds had gone as planned. For Sauron was not of mortal flesh, and though Ilúvatar crushed him into the abyss of the ocean, his spirit returned to the land of Mordor where he picked up the One Ring and took on form of malice and hatred.

I like this piece quite a bit. Just about everything worked out well with it in my opinion.

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NordicLynx Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very dramatic! I've never seen the drowning of Numenor depicted before :)
The Valar let him get his way because they didn't bother to stop him.
Yondercat Jul 8, 2011
Looks really good, I like the expressions on people's faces.
It's a wonderful picture! I love Numenor and all that has something to do with it, so I'm glad to see such a wonderful picture about its fall!

I think it's great that we see the people being drowned here, and not just the island. The monuments looks great and the details are awesome, the water and the great wave are very well done, the people's face is very expressive, etc... I too love everything about it!
ragnaice Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa :wow:
You've captured the moment of raw power and greed of the Numenor. It's flawless. 5/5.
Makavaldres Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
exactly as I pictured it.
This is simply stunning and magnificent.

The point of view reference is superb and I love the close up look of panic fear you have there. My only regret is that you also don't have a view of Sauron laughing at the destruction. Sort of a contrast as this seems to be an event of untold horror and ultimate triumph for the parties involved.
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