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Sack of Nargothrond

By DonatoArts
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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
Image details
Image size
894x1200px 526.34 KB
Shutter Speed
1/2 second
Focal Length
109 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 18, 2016, 2:00:21 PM
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Your work has been featured in my blog here…
SheTheTDE's avatar
I want to hang this on my wall
FabriceW's avatar
Do you dull the colors so that the tail looks like fading in the distance?
JDR-Illustrator's avatar
Man, this is really cool. I love the way the serpent is piled up over the ruins.
Jssvoboda's avatar
beautiful work
JenniferWeekley's avatar
Wonderful! I'm constantly amazed by your color mixing skills. Love the pink hues in the stonework. 
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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.  ;-)
DanDussault's avatar
Still knocking out these beautiful opalescent colors. Great work! Also thanks for drawing a Gandalf in my book!
DonatoArts's avatar
You are welcome Dan!
PoisoneT's avatar
Amazing, just simply amazing!
SaMo-art's avatar
Magnifico!! Wonderful...
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Auronyth's avatar
Fantastic I love the dragon! The angle and composition plus the quality of the technique is superb. Beautiful work, keep it up.
Teradiam's avatar
Your Tolkien art is truly amazing!! What a beautiful painting... :aww:
ShinigamiRyuku's avatar
WOW!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!
ontels's avatar
What a fantastic painting! The detail and colouring work so perfectly. 
giantenemycrab99's avatar
I imagine Glaurung being bigger than that. Nice job anyway though.
MoonBeam1st's avatar
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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