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Sack of Nargothrond by DonatoArts Sack of Nargothrond by DonatoArts
New painting from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion, still drying on the easel. Turin defiant and spell-bound by the gaze of Glaurung the dragon.

The Sack of Nargothrond
18" x 24"
Oil on Panel

www.donatoart.com
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nishagandhi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work has been featured in my blog here
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:)
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SheTheTDE Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to hang this on my wall
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FabriceW Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you dull the colors so that the tail looks like fading in the distance?
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JDR-Illustrator Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Man, this is really cool. I love the way the serpent is piled up over the ruins.
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RedNoseBlueCheeks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016   Digital Artist
OoO
Amazing!
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Jssvoboda Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016
beautiful work
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JenniferWeekley Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
Wonderful! I'm constantly amazed by your color mixing skills. Love the pink hues in the stonework. 
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Ezekielepharcelis Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome Work again :)
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SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
Cute!
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I enjoyed Silmarillion even more than the Lord of the Rings trilogy - probably due to the presence of a few more of the fantastic creatures of Middle Earth.  I'm very glad to see one of the other dragons depicted.  

Your scale patterns are a lot of fun to follow here, and they lead my eyes right from Glaurung's tail to his head.  I'm going to have to try using scales to tie the composition together this way; I love the effect.  ;-)
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DanDussault Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Still knocking out these beautiful opalescent colors. Great work! Also thanks for drawing a Gandalf in my book!
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DonatoArts Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016
You are welcome Dan!
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PoisoneT Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing, just simply amazing!
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SaMo-art Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
Magnifico!! Wonderful...
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brontolona Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
amazing!!! *-*
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Auronyth Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Fantastic I love the dragon! The angle and composition plus the quality of the technique is superb. Beautiful work, keep it up.
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Teradiam Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Student General Artist
Your Tolkien art is truly amazing!! What a beautiful painting... :aww:
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ShinigamiRyuku Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
WOW!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!
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ontels Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
What a fantastic painting! The detail and colouring work so perfectly. 
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giantenemycrab99 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
I imagine Glaurung being bigger than that. Nice job anyway though.
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MoonBeam1st Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Student General Artist
Wow, it's beautiful. I can hardly even make words to describe how wonderful it looks. The details are amazing and I can't imagine how long it took to make. I really love it!
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That-Last-Guardian Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Student General Artist
Wicked cool
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spacecadetnet Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Snek <3
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Mooroflife Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Student Writer
Great!
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Sfinga Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
THIS IS JUST PERFECT!!!
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HairyProblems Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
wow..so awesome! :eager:
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Tilcam17 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
O_O  That had to take a long time to make.
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July 19, 2016
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Camera Data

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Canon
Model
Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Shutter Speed
1/2 second
Aperture
F/16.0
Focal Length
109 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jul 18, 2016, 2:00:21 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
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3mm