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LOTRO: Cave Troll

A cave troll of Moria.

This is the only description in the book about them:

"There was a blow on the door that made it quiver; and then it began to grind slowly open, driving back the wedges. A huge arm and shoulder, with a dark skin of greenish scales, was thrust through the widening gap. Then a great, flat, toeless foot was forced through below. There was a dead silence outside."
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william023's avatar

Round, toeless feet are better at bearing the weight of a giant than human feet are. I wonder if tolkien looked at the anatomy of rhinos, hippos and elephants to understand why a troll would need different feet to us.

LtTora's avatar
Works for me :)
DarrolLayman2015's avatar
They have a cave troll
flamefox777's avatar
As soon as I saw his foot, I knew you were depicting a troll as Tolkien had described, not a Dungeons & Dragons (Three Hearts and Three Lions), Warhammer, or Warcraft troll. Bravo!

When I first read that "flat, toeless foot" so many years ago, it stuck with me. I always wondered what a toeless foot would look like. 

Billyblamo's avatar
Could I use this image as a splash screen and icon for a 100% free game on google play?
The Game is called Age of fantasy
Gorrem's avatar
Sorry no, this image is owned by Warner Brothers/Turbine entertainment :/
Samijabrothers's avatar
Handsome guy, those rock´s on he´s skin are cool!
Iloveguysbabe's avatar
cursed shadow: words can not explain how great you did at this artwork
ZackWriter23's avatar
Gorrem...let me be the first to say you have art. these pictures you have made are just perfect. most people I know tried to draw pictures from books like this one and don't do it very good. so what I am saying is...if there was a way I would give you a thousand Badges for making such fine pictures. so...for now I shall give this. Double Thumbs Up Emoticon 
edwardborgas's avatar
love those little details
invislerblack's avatar
looks like killercroc's looks in batman arkham asylum
Gorrem's avatar
or maybe... Killer Croc looks like a Cave Troll!
Cousitar55's avatar
Boromir: "They have a cave troll."
Gimli: "Let them come! Let them see that one more dwarf in Moria still draws breath!"
Me: "Awesome movie, awesome fighting, awesome picture here!"
Seriously, this is fantastically done. A worthy piece to put towards LOTR. Nice job. 
shadowsteed15's avatar
Wow, awesome work. :D They are awesome, if you ever player War on the North, these guys are so hard to kill. :D
May I please use this picture for a unit representation on Nationstates?
Gorrem's avatar
as long as it's non profit :)
ogrebear's avatar
Wow that is impressive work!
AlyssaFaden's avatar
this is so stunningly great - I love it. Your style, colors, crispness of detail, the club ... oh my ... it's stunning in every way.
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batmobil's avatar
so powerful , i like it
Reddtalon's avatar
Awesome work here. The rocky scale skin is very well done. How long did it take you to make this?
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