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Dragon of the First Age

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Ancalagon, the greatest dragon created by Morgoth, faces Eärendil in his flying ship at the beginning of a day-long aerial battle that will end the War of Wrath.

I tried very different techniques from the Ungoliant picture. I'm actually worried that I might have depicted Ancalagon too small! He's supposed to have destroyed a mountain range when he crashed from the sky...

related work: Ungoliant and Melkor by rubendevela
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BiitoreinGoji's avatar
WAS J.R.R. TOLKIEN A GIANT MONSTER FAN BEFORE GODZILLA WAS A THING?!
JRTHEDEVIANTARTIST's avatar

I'm guessing,yes. He loved dragons as a child,I hear(and it's the same for me,I've always loved dragons).

Khasdannyanlord's avatar
my god... imponent... colossal...
Jupiter514's avatar
Boy I've seen this everywhere across the web....
Archanos's avatar
Now that is a True Mighty Drake of old!
tgfaulkner's avatar
(seeing Ancalagon's corpse)

Me: Holy crap Earendil?! You killed it?! How?!

Earendil: Wait, didn't anyone see?

Me: No, everyone just saw your ship fly up into those thick storm clouds and the monster followed you and you were both gone for a whole day. We could hear explosions and roars from way up in the sky, but other than that we didn't see anything until that thing came crashing back down.  

Earendil: So you're telling me that I just won the most amazing and epic battle in recorded history, but nobody else actually saw it because of some stupid clouds?

Me: Can you at least describe what happened?

Earendil: (A tear rolls down his cheek and he has a look of despair) It was too awesome for words.
Soulslayer317's avatar
love the big entry!
Yu-Gi-Nos's avatar
This is an epic depiction of Ancalagon! When I tried (for myself) making a size relation of Ancalagon, I made his length to be the height of an average mountain on earth (about 12,674'). Your Ancalagon's body height looks to be GREATER than the 35,000' tall peaks! Might I say, my goodness he's huge!

Are those more normal sized dragons Smaug sized (book or movie)?
farrarjo's avatar
Wow, I can't even begin to describe how badass that looks.
These can though. -> Animation md Wow 1 Wander Emote: WOW THATS AMAZING WOW :BombingEscape: .
GodKingErebus's avatar
That is one epic dragon, no way this dragon should be small. You did good work
cybertech02's avatar
this dragon is so cool but man this dragon biger mountain how cool i naver heart of this dragon i heart he com from the lord of the rings but in a story befor the lord of the rings and befor the hobbit but i like this dragon
ryanAhmed's avatar
I love all the art you do on The silmarillion stuff
Pyrus-Leonidas's avatar
he'd make an excellent Kaiju.
analothor2's avatar
the scale of this fucker is unbelievable 
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EternalJustice002's avatar
Saw this on Ebay, not sure if permission was given or not, just thought I would bring it to your attention. 
www.ebay.com/itm/D243-Free-Mat…
rubendevela's avatar
WHOAAAH! 
No Permission. 
Yikes, what should I do? All of these mats are probably ganked art, too!
Metastability13's avatar
Even though you're worried you made Ancalagon too small, you still painted a good picture of how MASSIVE he really is. Nice! 
makarovctm's avatar
I think this is one of the few images that properly depicted how big he really was, tho I would say Ancalagon is even bigger. Amazing work!
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