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Durin's Bane by AngelaRizza Durin's Bane by AngelaRizza
My interpretation of the Balrog, Durin’s Bane from Lord of the Rings. I stuck a bit to the movie’s look, but made him a bit more bat like and more smoke than fire. Think Smaug is next. “You shall not pass!”
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
COOL!!!!!!!!!!!  :iconyoushallnotpassplz:
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Nico-Mac Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student General Artist
you have an amazing style that works great! Wonderful picture :D
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HungryBro Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
This is amazing!
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DeathsSilkyMist Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Wow I really love the art style. Great job!
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HelevornArt Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing illustration, keep up the wonderful art! :)
Featured in my journal: helevornart.deviantart.com/jou…
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Ludo38 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love it !
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AmandaElaineWinn Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright this needs to be framed and on my wall right now. Right. Now.
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AngelaRizza Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's a possibility! lol www.etsy.com/listing/95614629/…
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germanvisitor Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
It's funny how no Balrog I have ever seen looks like the description in the book. :giggle:
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AngelaRizza Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yea the movie one was just very awesome, and I remember when I was researching on the literary one, it was somewhat vague and tons of people were fighting over whether or not it had wings.
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germanvisitor Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
While I still find all Balrogs awesome there are a lot of things in the movies I'm not cool with. :-/
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AngelaRizza Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Do you have any good books to recommend where I can read more about the literary Tolkien world and it's culture/creatures?
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germanvisitor Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I guess that applies to every Tolkin book. ;-) Or are you talking about some more... condensed books?
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AngelaRizza Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Like, a book explaining everything about the worlds I guess, maybe with more descriptions on species or races too. I've heard about The Similarion but wasn't sure if that was just a prequel story or if it actually explained a lot more about everything.
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germanvisitor Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
I have heard the Simarilion is mostly background on Middleearth mythology.
History of Middleearthare mostly short stories about important people from about Melkor's war.
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Odomi2 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Some of your works remind me to Ian Miller:
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Check him out if you don´t know him, I think that you may enjoy.
And good job :)
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AngelaRizza Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oooo, never heard of him but thanks for the share, I'll have to look him up more.
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WildeMoon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
This is just stunning!
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LovelyTwistofNature Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I definitely see the bat in the face. I'd love to see you do another where you can see more of his body, maybe with some wing like webbing going on.
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absolutangel04 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent! I really like the fire you can see in his throat.
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dardo2 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting depiction!:) And great colors too.
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padawanintraining Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
eeep!
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Ruth-Tay Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Realy nice drawing style! the textures are great.
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DennisReed Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Excellent!
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Wiggum42 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Always and forever my favorite scene :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Fantastic colors and perspective! I like how Gandalf looks so tiny next to this demon! :w00t:
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hoyalaj Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am loving this! I really enjoy all the texture and detail you've added to this piece!
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Typthis Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice Balrog!
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IndioBlack619 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow... sooooo EPIC
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Yamoshi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The Balrog is so bad-ass <3 I love the style
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Love this! It has that book illustration charm to it. The smoke surrounding the Balrog is a nice touch.
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Giesey Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Oooo Smaug! I'm excited! I wonder how they plan on doing him for the movie...

Anyhow, lovely work here! I really like how you designed his face. Very angular. And the fire/sparks/embers are so nicely done! Do you do everything traditionally?
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weremoon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Artist
Looks great:)
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marychain Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
aweosme!!!
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