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.
This illustration was commissioned together by its companion piece Gondolin in Splendour, showing the city before its sack by the forces of Morgoth.
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!
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.
To je úžasná práce.
to je jedno ze si si trochu pomohol, aj tak tie hory nevyzeraju uplne presne rovnako, takze
You had to draw the same landscape twice, didn't you? Jesteś bardzo cierpliwym człowiekiem
As I've written in a comment before: 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.
Beautiful work! I love the detail!
so much detail o___o
wow! awesome job!
Trochu morbidní, nicméně pěkné srovnání. To musela být dobrá drbačka. To ti fakt nezávidím. Krásná práce samozřejmě!
Díky! Jsem rád, že se líbí! Mně tenhle styl docela baví, i když je fakt, že je to nadlouho a hlavně ty hory byly dost náročné..
I can't believe you did this in ballpoint pen! I am amazed! Very good job!
waow both are excellent
I love the detail; it would make a fabulous archeological site.
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?
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.