gouache/oils mish-mash. always loved the bridge of kazad dum showdown between the Balrog and gandalf-some of this i like, other bits not so keen. never tried painting flames before so some of them are less than convincing. it was fun nevertheless..
YOU SHALL NOT PASS!
Very nicely done. The shadows are nice and dark and are actually where they belong, and without highlights in them.
Shadow and flame! Consider me convinced, for one.
Wow!! It's amazing!
this brings a whole new meaning to creatures of fire and shadow
Beautiful! Such an intense scene and you captured the intensity!
I shared this here:
This is outstanding. Can you sell prints of this? I would certainly consider buying.
Love the feel of this!
This is really good! Itīs epic the mix of light and shadows ressembling the Balrogīs shadowy form. I love The Lord of the Rings therefore I love this deviation. Congratulations man!
I remember when I painted this that I got a bit ahead of myself and painted loads of flames around the torso, before realising with horror that I could no longer realistically render any lower body or legs due to the silhouette I'd created. I then realised by happy accident that I could just leave it and have the Balrog "emerging" from the darkness as if it was some kind of spectre with no real physical form. Maybe not what Tolkein intended but thankfully it worked out and I actually prefer it this way.
Glad you like it, thanks!!
Glad you like it, thanks!!
the most epic of all epicness
May I post this on my Lord of the Rings facebook page with a link back to your DA page?
ha this is awesome i just happen to be a pyro maniac
If you like epic battles like this read The silmarillion particularly the ruin of beleriand. Their is a battle between the combined forces of men elves & numenor against Morgoth who sends forth a mass of flame including a king of dragons and a host of balrogs.
Sooo fucking badass!
Total bad-ass rendition of the most epic fight of LOTR. I love this.
wow it's awesome
best scene , best colors . love it .
Wow just wow this could not look more impressive
love its feeling!
Spine-tingling use of the fire - excellent work
Really great work, love it!
I am a lord of the rings fan, and this is one of the best balrog drawing I've ever seen.
Very nice! Great use of shadow.
no words for this other than: O.O ...awsome....
epicness is rising
omg this is amazing!
Best picture of the Balrog I've ever seen. This makes the 'you shall not pass'-passage all the more epic.
Amazing. Absolutly amazing.
It's a really nice piece, great composition.
YOOOOOUUUUUUUUU SHAAAAAAAAAALLL NOT PASSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very VERY Cool... I love it!!!!