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Gothmog with his troll guard arriving at the fifth battle in the Silmarillion.

I tried to make it feel like it could be a screenshot from a film.

"Gothmog, Lord of Balrogs, high-captain of Angband, was come; and he drove a dark wedge between the Elven hosts,
surrounding King Fingon, and thrusting Turgon and 
Húrin aside towards the Fen of Serech."

It's also on my tumblr with some close up crops: joelkilpatrick.tumblr.com/post…
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jdstephens2's avatar
I love the detail in the troll warpaint. 
poopymcpoopybutthole's avatar
Damn Gothmog is shredded. Great work!
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Thilego's avatar
Awesome *o* Nice job
Molukkenkopp's avatar
that´s  perfect!!!! the fire... wow!
holy shit this is amazing.
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Thanks very much!
adibara's avatar
he kills fingon eventually :-C 
really like your tolkien fan art :-)
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Thank you very much
Vulsegardt's avatar
You captured it with horrifying detail, and it might be the smith in me but I am obsessed with the detail of the fire and the axe.
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Thanks very much
jayden444's avatar
This is REALLY GOOD! Gosh, I LOVE THIS!  The weapons and the troll on the left's grim expression did it for me.  All very sinister and got that "morgothian evil" written all over them.  Gothmog's hamaxe is awesome.  Lovin the rough sharpening on the trolls weapons too.  Everything is awesome dude!  I wanna see that balrog's face!
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I'm really glad you like it man! Thanks very much for the kind words
Nategold0410's avatar
wonderful...the depiction of Gothmog without showing his face just adds power to the work.
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Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it.
joeypoolart's avatar
Really awesome!
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Enthing's avatar
This just amazing! The storytelling is really great, also love the design and the little mystery what his face looks like :)
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Thank you very much!
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