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Durin's Bane by FrerinHagsolb Durin's Bane by FrerinHagsolb
After a long time....I did something new.
Aah, my head is full of (more or less) senseless stuff. I have to do school all the time, writing texts, because I have to reach in my seminar paper in few weeks. It is just exhausting.
So today I took ink again (I can work faster with ink than with other materials), and just began to draw. Paint.
Whatever.
After a while it looked like a Balrog....Well, lads, my advice: You cannot go simply into Khazad-dûm and try to find Mithril. Never. Or...Whatever. But 'YOUUUU SHAALL NOOOT PAAAAAAASS' isn't always helpful.
Ink as well as a white pigment pen for the white details, about 2h.
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:icondavidstaege:
DavidStaege Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018
cool idea
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018
Vielen Dank! :D
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CraftingPokemon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Absolutely stunning!
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:iconfrerinhagsolb:
FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
Thanks so much! :squee:
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CraftingPokemon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You’re welcome ^^!
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guodaaiko Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Nice work.  I like that dark shades and white mix. It's original.
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018
Thanks kindly! :hug:
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:iconguodaaiko:
guodaaiko Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome:)
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guodaaiko Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome:)
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HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Student General Artist
I love the use of negative space.
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:iconfrerinhagsolb:
FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018
Thank you! :)
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ProtoTEnterprise Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! I´m from :iconprojectcomment: =D

An extraordinary drawing =)

Or rather, epic is the word I want to use.

The design of the creature is superb, completely dark and stands out in an extraordinary way. The how is painted with that endless details applied in the strokes and in the form of how the painting was executed.

In addition to the design of the subject with the sword: Anatomically impeccable and neat. Spectacular detail used <D

I loved this drawing you made. You just won a Watch, friend! =D

Keep it up! ;)

P.D: Why would the creature remind me of Surtur? POP! Thor Ragnarok - Surtur 
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018
Thank you so much, I'm so glad you like it! fat dummy la by SupremeSonrio
(Hehe, the best way to get details: white on white XD)
Concerning Surtur (this is a mythologic creature, isn't it?)...well, Tolkien was highly inspired by different mythologies, especially the nordic one. I guess this is where his Balrogs come from :D
And thank you so much for watching, there are definitely more ink-creatures to come! :D
Have a nice day!













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:iconguardianofdawn:
GuardianOfDawn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! :)
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:iconfrerinhagsolb:
FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
Thank you very much!
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GuardianOfDawn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! You are very welcome! 
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kickerkitten Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really cool!
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:iconfrerinhagsolb:
FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
Thanks a lot! :)
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:iconkickerkitten:
kickerkitten Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
np~ :)
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kristynjmiller Featured By Owner Edited Jun 18, 2018  New Deviant  Photographer
This is a really interesting take on a Balrog. I like the fact that it's done in ink rather than color, it adds an interesting element to the painting, seeing as Balrogs are usually depicted with red and orange flames; the black and white gives in a unique look. It is unclear who the figure standing in front of Durin's Bane is, but seeing as it does not look like a dwarf nor does it look like Gandalf, it strikes me as a random adventurer who was unlucky enough to happen upon the Balrog deep in Moria. On that note, I think the figure being silhouetted in white against the black ink adds interest, while also playing into the dichotomy of good vs. evil in a way. The body language of the figure seems to be that of surprise. They appear to be in awe of the monster before them. On this note, I think a minor improvement would be the addition of something to balance out the lower left side of the image. Everything is very symmetrical, and so the absence of any white space on the left throws it off a bit. I feel a more dynamic pose for the figure might have broken up the symmetry and avoided this problem, but also the addition of something in his left hand, i.e. a shield or something of the like, might have made it more visually pleasing. All in all, an excellent piece, and very eye catching!

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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
Thanks a lot for your kind feedback! Yes, it is more a random adventurer, I guess dwarves know only too well that Moria is cursed :D
Thank you very much mentioning the balance! I was very unsure if I should add something, and in the end I let it. I will consider it the next time!
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Anna821 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
Nice artwork.
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
Many thanks!
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Anna821 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
You are welcome.
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theJfluffy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
Impressive!
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:iconfrerinhagsolb:
FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
Thanks a lot!
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Damienf519 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
Impressive, yet simply!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
Thanks kindly, Damienf519! :D
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Damienf519 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
FrerinHagsolb,

You're welcome
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DadPool9902 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Student Filmographer
I love the monochromatic contrast here. It's almost like a negative space drawing exercise till you really look at the background and see that beast. In some ways, it could almost be two as you have a white void behind the beast as well. Awesome job.
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
Thank you so much, I'm very glad you like it!
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ChrysaorIV Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
G-dolf got himself killed pullin that one
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:iconfrerinhagsolb:
FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
Yep....
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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Professional Photographer
Very nice indeed :D
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
Thank you, Simon!
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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Professional Photographer
Very welcome :D
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SleepyDuckling Featured By Owner May 27, 2018
Looove the drama in this one!
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:iconfrerinhagsolb:
FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner May 27, 2018
Thaaaanks a lot! :D
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lydia-san Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG THIS IS JUST AMAZING OMG WUT? 
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
THAAANKS!
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lydia-san Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Rearda Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A striking image! I like it.
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner May 17, 2018
Thank you so much! :hug:
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MarieStars Featured By Owner May 17, 2018   General Artist
Amazing, one of my favorite of yours!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner May 17, 2018
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! :heart:
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AntonKurbatov Featured By Owner May 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Great composition, I like this!
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:iconfrerinhagsolb:
FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
Thanks man!^^
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very impressive...
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
Thanks a lot!
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem.
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