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Mickey051089Hobbyist Writer

Balrog: Did you say chocolate

Gandalf: with or without nuts

Balrog: chocolate, Chocolate!, CHOCOLATE!!!

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"The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn.
Go back to the Shadow!"

I think your flame, smoke and motion lines here really capture another aspect of the ceaseless and terrifyingly elemental aspect of the balrog.
In particular, it really offers a sort of middle ground, to the book and the film. The film, I have lately thought; gives a very physical embodiment to the corrupted Maiar-
But, every time I read (or listen) to the book, they seem to consist [primarily] of shadow.
I guess that I now imagine a more lithe/formless form in a stalking or predatory "gait".  As I said, this piece seems to offer both- and I keep coming back to look again.

As ever- Thanks for sharing!
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B-G-C-Art General Artist

"... I am a Servant of The Secret Fire; wielder of the Falme of Ânôr!! The Dark Fire will not avail you, Flame of Ûdûn!!!!" ~ Gandalf Greyhame

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JEart94Hobbyist Digital Artist

Awesome!

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You melted the brushes on this one.

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MariiGoldennHobbyist Filmographer

this is beautiful im literally so blown awAY AA-Yay yay

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Awww hell yeah! Without a doubt, one of the best moments in the series. Awesome work, on all the fire and smoke, really makes the Balrog, look like a hellish monster, and terrifying, compared to how small Gandalf looks in comparison.
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DeviljackiesHobbyist Artist

Awesome!!!!

kaze26's avatar
Gorgeous and magnificent
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TheEnderRebelHobbyist General Artist
GOD THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!!
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OzzymodanHobbyist General Artist
Wow, really awesome! c:
K4nK4n's avatar
Gandalf carved the words "YOU SHALL NOT PASS" into our brains forever.
MysterMysterious's avatar
Gandalf: YOU SHALL NOT PASS!

Balrog: *steps over Gandalf*

Gandalf: Oh well never mind I guess you shall pass.
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Knight-BIshopHobbyist Writer
What an epic duel
Scifimaster92's avatar
"YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"
ChronoCrawlers's avatar
actually reminds me of Samurai Jack
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TheGameartist03Student General Artist
I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT THIS TODAY
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RaionSoraStudent General Artist
Nice! I want to se your interpretation of a balrog!
AlterEgox5's avatar
Quality. <3
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JuanjosexdProfessional Digital Artist
oh my God! THIS IS JUST...AWESOME!
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ConuironHobbyist Writer

This whole scene is just timeless, so epic. Nicely done!

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soulSmith1Student General Artist
Glorious
JoakinMar's avatar

Wow, looks incredible. Amazing work, friend. Love it!!!

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Tyrannuss555Hobbyist Artist
It took me awhile to figure out why Gandalf feared that thing. Because he's looking at a dark reflection of himself and what will happen to him if he gave into darkness. Balrogs are demons that used to Maia (angels) wizards. 
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