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Melkor and Hurin

"Yet I may come at you, and all your accursed house; and you shall be broken on my will, though you all were made of steel. And he took up a long sword that lay there and broke it before the eyes of Hurin." (JRR Tolkien, Narn i hin Hurin).
It is not based only on Tolkien's Narn i hin Hurin, but also inspired by The Black book of Arda by Elhe Niennah
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560x780px 134.71 KB
Minolta Co., Ltd.
Shutter Speed
10/600 second
Focal Length
9 mm
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Date Taken
Jan 1, 2003, 12:00:00 AM
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JoryRFerrell's avatar much would an image like this cost? How long would it take to complete?
colgatetotal97's avatar
very nice interpretation!
Eoglin's avatar
Ysera23's avatar
erzsebet-beast's avatar
Книгу с удовольствием прочитала, и уже долго-долго собираюсь что-нибудь нарисовать.
Очень порадовало наличие "другого" Мелькора вообще в изображениях
Zayrman's avatar
I am a fan of Arda. It's... very nice.
Awesome !
Rain-drop's avatar
This is beautiful...I can really feel the sentiment in that quote in this piece...I love the subdued color.
sillmarill's avatar
first i know artisitic freedom is allowed but morgoth couldnt appear as tihs in that period cuz the darkness and hate consumed him so much taht his demonic visage remained until the end of the time...and i dont think taht hurin would just look at him like that..but still its good i guess
JASON9000's avatar
I like it. Personally the only time I imagined Morgoth as the this demon was when he went to Ungoliant. After that he had what looked like a fair but dark form in a way. Kind of like Galadriel in the first movie when she tries to take the Ring.
consolo's avatar
отличная иллюстрация) и галерея сногсшибательная
Morrauka's avatar
ЧКА вида сразу, но работа просто восхитительная!
мне нравится, как сильно Вы смогли передать атмосферу книги...
Paddyeahh's avatar
I love this drawing!
MaggiSakura's avatar
Yoy know I just read the whole Silmarillion and there wasn´t any scene like this. Could it be that I missed it?
edarlein's avatar
Really, there isn't such scene in Silmarillion. As I wrote in comments, it's an illustration of Narn i Hin Hurin.
herr-garrett's avatar
I've always found this scene a bit confusing. What's that stuff with the sword? Why should a sword just be lying on the summit of Thangorodrim?
angelus-malpertuus's avatar
A very interesting portrayal of Melkor. It's intriguing to think that such a handsome looking being is in fact the greatest enemy of Arda. This is much better than all those wannabe-Melkor drawings where he is portrayed as a monster with the silmarills glowing somewhere on his head.
I like that you didn't draw him as a demon looking thing. But maybe he went through a transformation like sauron did after he was let go.
Amduscian's avatar
It's funny, they look almost the same, though one is a god and the other merely man. But I guess Hurín was the strongest of man, being able to resist the tortures even of Morgoth. So I'd say Morgoth rather abused his form so much that he became more like men than Valar. Beautiful picture, I like that they look so similar, because it depicts this above very well. but that might just be my view at it :p
TheSangson's avatar
Hm.I know the two from a book called the Silmarillion,which I´ve recently read.
I tell ya I was quite surprised to now find a pic referring to the old ages by coincidence.
It´s refreshing besides all these "Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn"-one-like-the-other-pics (I all the stuff just and only referring to the movies,that is).
While reading the book,I strongly wanted to draw something inspired by it,too,but somehow I didn´t have the courage to begin such a task..Well about the work itself,I very much like the light in it and the athmosphere this creates.It´s just as melancholic and sinister as all the stories takin place after the time of the two trees.Manwe would be proud of you.
Lumaris's avatar
I love the way you drew this. I haven't read either books you mentioned, but they sound compelling to read. Keep it up :heart:
LadyGrimbones's avatar
Awesome drawing, I LOVE the way you did the fabric.

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