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Hotbed of Darkness (Angband) by FrerinHagsolb Hotbed of Darkness (Angband) by FrerinHagsolb
Well, this is a very surreal version of Angband.. Why?
Hehe, it was actually a drawing of a root (which is probably still visible), which kinda looked like an eroded rock with a tower to me (don't know if you see this, too). So I began to alienate it.
Angband was the second dark fortress of Morgoth in the 'Silmarillion', commanded by Sauron. It is full of tunnels, corridors and dungeons.
I began the work in art class on a coffee-soaked paper I still had left, and, as I wrote, it was actually a study with ink and quill of a wonderful morbid root. I shaded it with ink and brush, but some shadings were already on the paper (because of the coffee). I think I needed about 6h or a bit more.

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Flutterflyling Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fascinating. :)
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019
Thanks!^^
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Aya-Lunar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018   Traditional Artist
This looks awesome, Love the linework, the textures and the hues and shades of dark, the little bit of color in hues you can see here and there, it works so well, love how you seem to see twisted things in old root like trees like these, it made me think of that looming tree in the movie Sleeping Hollow a bit, ofcourse it looks very different still, but it gives me the same feel, well done Floris, if I can call you that, it said it on your page :>
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2018
Thanks so much! :hug: The root itself was awesome for this, it had such a great structure. There was no way around seeing a bit more in it. :D
I haven't seen Sleepy Hollow yet, but I searched for pictures - it looks like a spooky, yet very beutiful tree! :la: (Yeah, I love trees...)And or sure you can call me Floris! :D
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taemart Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
nice, 
i thought it , sauron eyes tower at first ,!!!
question, morgoth, or silmarillon , is that the same gate where the armys that went to minth terith in the 3 movie , the return of the king !!!!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018
Ah, sorry for the belated reply, the comment got kinda lost in my notifications!
It isn't that wrong when you thought that, because Sauron was the student of Melkor and with that it wouldn't be strange if the towers look similar! :D But no, Angband is not the same like the Black Gate in the Return of the King. In time of the Lord of the Rings, Angband doesn't exist anymore.
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taemart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
oh, i didnt know that sauron had a master before !!! thats new !!!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
Yes! There are mighty guys called 'Valar', they're actually like gods. Melkor was one of them. Sauron belongs to the 'Maiar', which are also mighty, but under the Valar. lol. Gandalf and the other wizards are also Maiar like Sauron, but I think Sauron is more powerful.
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taemart Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
so the this godlike beens chose a group of people to be something like the protictors ?
this is new  to me why dont thy do a movie from the beginign 
 ok a nother question, is sauron a human ? or  a demon 
another question, , you seem like you know alot of this, : who is the blue wizerd and the 2nd white wizerd,? thy didnt mention thim in the movies !!!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Edited Oct 4, 2018
Ah, I'm so sorry for the very late reply, your comment got a bit lost between the others!
It is difficult to explain, if your really interested in it, I recommend you to read or hear the first chapters of the Silmarillion, there is everything explained!
Maybe let's explain it like this: There is a hierarchy, first, there is
Eru (or also called Illuvatar), he is like the main god or father of the gods. He created the
Valar, which are kind of gods, too, they have also great powers to rule and create things, and together Eru and the Valar created the world.
The Maiar have also a lot of power, but not that much as the Valar have, they are like the helpers of the Valar.
Sauron and the wizards are such Maiar, so they're not human or demons.

I think there were already plans to do a movie or series for the Silmarillion, but actually the story is way to complex for this. So I don't know if they'll do it.

There are in general 5 wizards: Saruman (the White), Gandalf (the Grey, later the White), the two Blue Wizards (called Pallando and Alatar) and Radagast (the Brown). The two Blue Wizards aren't mentioned often in the movies or books, because they went into the East of Middle Earth (the story of the Lord of the Rings and so on takes place in the West). Know one knows what happened to them.
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taemart Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
oh ok .. that is really too much for me to take, 
i actually didint know that ther is a back back story for the story, 
this is really amazing !!!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018
Yes, this is all happens thousands and thousands of years before the story of the Lord of the Rings :D
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JoTheDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The detail is amazing...!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
Thank you very much! :hug:
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FateMagician Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018  Student Writer
Such wonderful inkwork!!! :heart:
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018
Thank you very much, glad you like it! :hug:
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nilwilnil Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018
Cool study. 
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018
Thanks a lot!
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AntonKurbatov Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018   Digital Artist
Looks great! This is how you create a nice texture with simple materials. Good work!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018
Thanks kindly! Ink is just a wonderful medium :D
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ysasi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Moody and way too cool
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018
Hehe, thanks! ^^
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TheUnconfidentArtist Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely idea! Also the details are incredible :clap:
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018
Thank you kindly! :huggle:
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ElissaKarminakria Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting ideas!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Thanks!^^
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arrog Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018
Really cool.
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Thank you!
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squidmaiden Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018
Wow, it really looks like a place where Morgoth could dwell! Nice work on the shapes and shading ^^
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Haha, thanks! :D This was the same I thought when I saw the root....(Morgoth and the Dark are EVERYWHERE!!! :D)
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AurinMantus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018
deeper shit xD nah ich liebe es! >:3
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018
Hehe, danke! :D
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AurinMantus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018
;3
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting take on the place!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018
Thanks kindly!
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AntoniasOfTheAbyss Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool :)
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018
Thank you! ^^
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
:clap:
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018
:hug: Thanks, Richard!
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Baileyboybee Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
Great concept and execution. Very interesting.
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
Thanks a lot!
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K-Zet Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I really love the idea you used here!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
Thank you very much, I'm glad you do! :happybounce:
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K-Zet Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :)
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018   Digital Artist
Fantastic shapes and detail!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
Thanks a lot! ^^
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