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The Darkness of Khazad-dum

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Published: January 3, 2014
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"You know what they awoke in the darkness of Khazad-dûm… shadow and flame."
The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Wagh, I'm so behind on uploading stuff!! This is a painting from my film-inspired solo show MOMENTS, which opened all the way back in June 2013 at NYC's Bottleneck Gallery. One of the most loved pieces from the show and one of the first to sell out, I think. (The AP edition is also gone!)

Inspired by the most awesome and oft-drawn Balrog scene in the first Lord of the Rings installment. Digital painting from various references, Adobe Photoshop + Cintiq 21UX tablet. (The title should be "The Darkness of Khazad-dûm" but dA won't let me put the accent in the title, arghghgh.)
STEP-BY-STEP PAINTING PROGRESS: soon | REBLOG ON TUMBLR: alicexz.tumblr.com/post/520134…

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cscheidegger's avatar
is it available anywhere ? I want to purchase a print
nannahpoux's avatar
Seen many drawings of the balrog since i last saw yours, still one of my favourites 👌
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skiesofchaosProfessional Photographer
Astonishing, simply astonishing. :)
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leslie74934Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of favorite scenes of all time XD
YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!
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WanderingNymphLightStudent General Artist
absolutely love this! The texture is wonderful and really evokes the emotions of the scene.
MattinIdaho's avatar
Wish this was available as a print or canvas
gdbankai's avatar
Reminds me of my math exams
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AaronGarciaProfessional Digital Artist
So moody and rustic, love this!
LaurenOfBelmont's avatar
LaurenOfBelmont Digital Artist
This is...this is...monumental.
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DramawindHobbyist Digital Artist
:iconyoushallnotpassplz:
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CQuiggles96Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You captured this epic scene perfectly!!
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CrazyGobbHobbyist General Artist
" Vous ne passerez pas ! "
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NefilibataHobbyist General Artist
Absolutely outstanding work. I adore your style
fes0719's avatar
Oh
I forgot the name of that monster
Can somebody tell me? Thanks!
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Flash-ShiranuiHobbyist General Artist
It's a Balrog
By the way, it's in the description.
fes0719's avatar
Sorry I forgot and was too lazy to open the book and find it
Thank you so much for the answer!!
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Flash-ShiranuiHobbyist General Artist
Don't mention it
Bzibzianka's avatar
Good Lord, this is a thing of beauty :heart:
exorcistiel's avatar
I think this just became my favorite piece of art. Absolutely stunning. 
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aynessaHobbyist Digital Artist
*jaw drops*..................

*utterly speechless*
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