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LORD OF THE RINGS-BALROG by stevej061069 LORD OF THE RINGS-BALROG by stevej061069
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..
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elRob79 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Shadow and flame! Consider me convinced, for one.
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deidara1444 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!! It's amazing! 
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TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
this brings a whole new meaning to creatures of fire and shadow
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Teen-uh7 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful! Such an intense scene and you captured the intensity!
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C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Terrifying.
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asanteM Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
I shared this here:

facebook.com/lotrfineart
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mbreen22 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
This is outstanding. Can you sell prints of this? I would certainly consider buying.
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Sakuradreamer7 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing :)
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linzfrances Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
awesome
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NebelWolke Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
It's awesome :O
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afsj89 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
outstanding!
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SonofZion-JLM Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Love the feel of this!
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ScottHow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Very cool
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HawkeyeWolf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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!
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stevej061069 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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!!
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HawkeyeWolf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If you have seen the film the Balrog emerges from the darkness so itīs perfect xD
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stevej061069 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. Many times. And it just goes to show. Successful art isn't necessarily planned...;-)
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nodnarbsmith13 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
the most epic of all epicness
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ScrollPirate Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
May I post this on my Lord of the Rings facebook page with a link back to your DA page?
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stevej061069 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
of course, thanks
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ScrollPirate Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Thank you! :D
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dukeian01 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ha this is awesome i just happen to be a pyro maniac
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40DAYSWONTBRAKEAMAN Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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.
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KicsiTaya Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooo fucking badass!
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XzanderT Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Total bad-ass rendition of the most epic fight of LOTR. I love this.
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lostkingdom Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow it's awesome
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hypotheticalman Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
best scene , best colors . love it .
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Charwee3 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow just wow this could not look more impressive
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Ranger-CRM Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
truly awesome!!
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nr-taylor Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
love its feeling!
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OneMatter Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Spine-tingling use of the fire - excellent work
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infanf Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Really great work, love it!
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StarMAN268 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Artist
I am a lord of the rings fan, and this is one of the best balrog drawing I've ever seen.
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Great use of shadow.
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OmegaZilla Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent.
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MacedonianSon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
awsome
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RedNovaRyo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
no words for this other than: O.O ...awsome....
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halosfather8889 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Writer
I came and farted at the same :iconohmygodplz:
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EvilSeverus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Arwsome!
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Rotaken Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
epicness is rising
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burzum676 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011   Photographer
omg this is amazing!
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padawanhop Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Hello dear artist! Your amazing artwork has been featured here.
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SlowlyFallingAwake Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best picture of the Balrog I've ever seen. This makes the 'you shall not pass'-passage all the more epic.
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balrocg Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
sweet!!!!!!!![link]
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blackbird223 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Amazing. Absolutly amazing.:judge:
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Benco42 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010   Digital Artist
It's a really nice piece, great composition.
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crazyman67 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
YOOOOOUUUUUUUUU SHAAAAAAAAAALLL NOT PASSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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drum-major495 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Very VERY Cool... I love it!!!!
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Narzgyl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
the best books/films ever :)
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julicheru Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Great job!
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