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Ungoliant and Melkor

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Edit, 2014: Uh so apparently Peter Jackson liked this old painting of Ungoliant well enough, that it will be included on the dvd/bluray of the behind the scenes release for The Hobbit 2! 0_0

This redone version with slightly adjusted lighting will appear in the mini-documentary about Ungoliant, Shelob, and the other spider monsters from the lore!

Ungoliant and Melkor/Morgoth contesting ultimate power

Edit: Added bristly spider hair and adjusted the shading.
related work: Dragon of the First Age by rubendevela
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CMVreud's avatar
Out of context this looks like the one spider the dragonborn couldn't kill. And now it's back for revenge.
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now this is a giant f*ck off spider
erubin's avatar
This would give Pennywise a massive erection.
Jupiter514's avatar
Seen this across the web....
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We're going to need a bigger boot for this. Though I always saw Ungliant as much, much bigger than Morgoth at this point. Even more so than here.

But this is still awesome.
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We're gonna need one big dang can of RAID for this one.
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Gwiber49Hobbyist Filmographer
Ungoliant really needs to lay off the Doritos and Mountain Dew!
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Mogwai-toejamHobbyist Digital Artist
I've always pictured Ungoliant and Melkior being roughly the same size....
Well, I guess she got bigger after she fed...
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Bloody hell that thing looks epic, I wonder if anyone would go on a quest to kill that thing.
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We're gonna need a big can of Raid.
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great work you deserve to be recognize.
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Looking like this after eating the Trees no ?
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Wow, Peter Jackson actually liked it? I'm so impressed!
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rubendevelaProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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By the way, what video is your picture featured in? And is it the theatrical or extended version?
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rubendevelaProfessional Digital Artist
The DVD extras of the director's cut, I believe? I'm not too sure, since I don't own a copy myself :P
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BTW, what video is it mentioned in? And is it in the theatrical or extended edition? Because I have both.
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rubendevelaProfessional Digital Artist
I'm not sure, it's the mini documentary about the spiders XD
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I see. By the way, do you have any plans to do more Tolkien characters? Because I have a few ideas for characters you could do pictures for. Like Tevildo, Prince of Cats or Fankil (Melkor's lieutenant before Sauron). You can read about them in Christopher Tolkien's "History of Middle-earth" series.
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GiuliMasterHobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic work ever !
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*Gasps* That is just... wow... I can't even...
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