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Morgoth's servants finally discovered Gondolin through the treachery of Maeglin. When Morgoth was ready, he loosed his massive army upon the doomed city. There was a great siege, but the city could not be saved, and thousands were killed. One by one the great lords of Gondolin fell, and king Turgon, disillusioned and broken-hearted, ordered all survivors to follow Tuor out through an escape tunnel when the destruction was inevitable. Only his guard stayed around him, and all who remained were killed as the white tower collapsed.


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This illustration was commissioned together by its companion piece Gondolin in Splendour, showing the city before its sack by the forces of Morgoth.

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If you like my Tolkien-related art, look at my related journal or gallery folder.
But you can find even more of my pictures on my website Angrenost.cz. It's in Czech, but you can still look over the gallery of illustrations. Enjoy! :-)
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Time travel. A few stories in the Dying Earth books by Vance show time travel. In one, the village of religious fanatics was gone without a trace, just a forest there now. Nearby ruins were of cities that rose & then died out since Cigel's time trip, What a difference a million years makes.
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haven't read any stories by Vance yet.
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MorellAgrysis Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
To je úžasná práce.
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Díky! :thanks:
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Lienka32 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
to je jedno ze si si trochu pomohol, aj tak tie hory nevyzeraju uplne presne rovnako, takze :clap: :D
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-)
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gbindis Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
You had to draw the same landscape twice, didn't you? Jesteś bardzo cierpliwym człowiekiem ;)
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

 Częściowo! ;-)
As I've written in a comment before: I cheated a little bit. ;-) (Wink) When I drew the first picture, I scanned it and then printed the basic contours in the lightest shade of gray, so I could then draw over them and keep the same proportions. But the drawings themselves are both authentic pen on paper, not Photoshopped. =D (Big Grin)
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heidinanookie Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work! I love the detail!
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :nod:
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silamir Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013   General Artist
so much detail o___o
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks my friend! :hug:
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silamir Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013   General Artist
you're welcome! :)
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whos-the-lemon-now-4 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! :wow: awesome job!
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! =D
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whos-the-lemon-now-4 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome!
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vvveverka Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Trochu morbidní, nicméně pěkné srovnání. :D To musela být dobrá drbačka. To ti fakt nezávidím. :D Krásná práce samozřejmě! :aww:
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Díky! Jsem rád, že se líbí! :hug: Mně tenhle styl docela baví, i když je fakt, že je to nadlouho a hlavně ty hory byly dost náročné..
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vvveverka Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No to věřím teda :D A nemáš zač! :aww: :hug:
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fantasyfan123 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I can't believe you did this in ballpoint pen! :faint: I am amazed! Very good job!
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! :nod:
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fantasyfan123 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Like it? I love it!! :love:
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-)
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djial Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
waow both are excellent :clap:
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :bow:
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Evil-Shieldmaiden Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I love the detail; it would make a fabulous archeological site.
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! :thanks:
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tramman15t Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I love especially how the mountains are the same as in the companion piece, but with deep cracks and ravines. It really shows the brutal power of Balrogs and co. But: How did you make the mountains almost exactly the same?
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cheated a little bit. ;-) When I drew the first picture, I scanned it and then printed the basic contours in the lightest shade of gray, so I could then draw over them and keep the same proportions. But the drawings themselves are both authentic pen on paper, not Photoshopped. =D
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