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Azog and Nar

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Nar was a Dwarf of unknown background in the Third Age, a friend of King Thror after the Dwarven Kingdom of the Lonely Mountain was taken by Smaug. Nar was the lone companion of Thror during his ill-fated attempt to reclaim Moria (before Balin's attempt). They journeyed from Dunland crossed the Redhorn Pass and came into Azanulbizar, and finally approached the East Gate of Moria but Nar sensing danger cautioned him to beware, but Thror did not listen to his council and walked proudly into Moria as its rightful heir. When Thror ventured into Moria, Nar stayed and hid nearby for three days. Then Azog, the Goblin chief of Moria had the decapitated body of Thror flung out onto steps of the East-Gate, to which Nar was filled with horror. Azog then used Nar as a messenger, demanding that he return to his people and warn them that beggars, who dared enter Moria and attempt thieving, would fare the same. Azog declared that he had killed Thror and that he now ruled Moria as king. He had carved his own name in runes on the brow of Thror that would forever remain in the hearts of Dwarves. Nar was prevented from retrieving the severed head of Thror. As a final insulting gesture, he was struck with a small pouch of coins that were of little value. As Nar fled down the Silverlode, he looked back and saw that Orcs had appeared out of the gate were hacking apart the body of Thror and flinging the pieces to the black crows.
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Council-of-MagicHobbyist General Artist
He carved his name in the dwarf kings skull.... 
pinocchioo65's avatar
yes, the situation is a bit different from the movie, is not it? XD
steamey's avatar
Our bible is Tolkien's book.
pinocchioo65's avatar
yyeeeaaahhh XD
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Through-the-moviesHobbyist Artist
Really good art about the stituation which started the long and bloody war between the dwarves and goblins/orcs of the mountains.
KarakNornClansman's avatar
Bloody orcs! They have it coming. Yet another masterpiece, well done!
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I like how the orcs turned out. With their long hear and pointy ears, you can still see their ancestry of the Quendi.
steamey's avatar
Mm..yeah
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FgoreProfessional General Artist
amazing
Bilbotti's avatar
Wow, this raises a lot of thoughts. Very interesting picture. In a good way, of course! Nod 
steamey's avatar
A lot of thoughts? Which ones?
Bilbotti's avatar
All the things about orcs, how they live and what they look like..
I think it's very fascinating to see how people draw them. Chew 
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IllvettiHobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful! The angle, lighting, colours, it all works :) I also like the more human-like look of the orcs - probably what Tolkien had in mind 
steamey's avatar
You think?? w00t! 
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IllvettiHobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely do :) a good piece of artwork and good knowledge of the lore
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MassiveMasterProfessional General Artist
This is so detailed. I wish I could color like that.
Marvelous done.
steamey's avatar
Really? :perplexed:  I use quite a dark colors and would be averse to start working with more colorful and light palette.
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MassiveMasterProfessional General Artist
I am just to stupid to color decently XD also hand problems
Just keep drawing and you will raise to great fame.
steamey's avatar
Wow! Thank you! Blush Emote 
But if you want to improve in drawing, do not leave it. You must draw every day. And best of all is to take a few lessons from a professional teacher.
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MassiveMasterProfessional General Artist
I have sadly hand function problems, so drawing everyday would become to much of a pain for me.
But I do ask for critique, I also reverse engineer artworks by looking at them.
steamey's avatar
Oh my God! I'm sorry about your hand. Is it possible that in the future the disease will go away?
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MassiveMasterProfessional General Artist
It is chronically and get's worse , for some.
So no .
Aerio-chan's avatar
Your representation is perfect!
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