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Bridge of Khazad-Dum

By kerembeyit
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A stein illustration I made for Taverncraft www.3point.com/ Working on the LOTR
theme was indeed lots of fun, we tried winged variations on the preliminary sketches but
ended up getting rid of them completely in the final. Don't get me wrong, I love creatures
with wings -I guess it's obvious- but in landscape canvases they're simply a pain in the ass :)


Since Balrogs' wings were already in debate, we decided to use that window, also we needed
to avoid the Jackson's interpretation as best as we could because of license issues, so I came
up with an original Balrog and I have all the space for a massive bulk :)


This one took me around 40-50 hours start to finish so it was just like the old times, and it
turned out great.


Enjoy!

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CS4, Cintiq 12WX
Note: I have used reference for the gargoyles.

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i love that balrog
SayaKurosaki's avatar
Epic and amazing!
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Great work Kerem.  I do love a good Lord of The Rings picture.  I love the glow, and the Gandalf is spot on for me.  I like this Balrog concept.  I bet that had taken a few hours work or so.  Thumbs up.  Nod    
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sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool (soory) :wow:
Batuhii's avatar
mükemmel ötesi yahu ne denir ki başka
junday7's avatar
youuu shall not paasss!!!!

nice one!
Wilderness-tamed's avatar
Very Awesome indeed!
brewdus's avatar
Freakin' awesome!
pallmall05's avatar
Gerçekten etkileyici bir tasarım.
netherian's avatar
best Balrog I have ever seen, gratz mate !
Draconic1's avatar
I can't say I like the rather simian interpretation, but I love the originality of the piece. Very different, but still effective.
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THIS IS BLUMMIN AWESOME!!! :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:
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YOOOOOUUUUUUUU SHALL NOT! PASS!!!!!
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One day ill be this good.... Great work!
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