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Glorfindel and the Balrog by Galhad Glorfindel and the Balrog by Galhad
This painting is inspired by “Silmarillion” from Tolkien. It represents the fatal battle at the Cirith Thoronath between Golrfindel and Balrog.
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:iconskyvalr:
skyvalr Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
A cat faced Balrog. That's some originality
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Thank you!! keep also in mind that it's a drawing I did many years ago.... much earlier than the LOTR movie, so I wasn't influenced by it!
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colgatetotal97 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow! this is stunning!
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
:bow:
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LimeGreenBunny Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This reminds me of the way Tolkien painted :D
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
thanks!thank really a compliment!
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RivkaZ Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013   Digital Artist
ooh! I love the scale of this piece! The cat-like balrog looks terribly fearsome, and the lighting on the ice and snow and the darkness of the precipice is just chilling. Love it! :)
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
you're too kind!! thanks you so much!!
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:iconevermist352:
Evermist352 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lizzie: That balrog looks majestic yet completely horrifying, which is how I always had imagined it, nice job!
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
thank you for the nice comment! You're kind, indeed...
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:icondolithiiel:
Dolithiiel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Very nice, I love this scene yet I hate it at the same time.
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
me too! thanks a lot for the comment!
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christmasface Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
I really like the look of the Balrog - its an original and refreshing change from all of the horned, pig-looking ones :)
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
thanks!! I also did many year before the LOTR movie.. so I wasn't influenced by it
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:iconsolanawolf:
Solanawolf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Wow! Really good! It looks just like the Tolkien drawings! Glad to find another Tolkien fan!
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:iconjmaiocchi:
jmaiocchi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
wow! i had a lot of trouble getting through the silmarillion... but, i totally get this picture! :) i like your interpretation!
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
thank you! I actually liked teh Silmarillion very much, but I'm fond of myths...Thank you very much for the kind words...
and sorry for the late reply!!
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:iconladyanuradha:
ladyanuradha Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
The barlog is good, and I like how Glorfindel seems to glow. Faved for sure.
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
Thank you !!
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:iconawarth:
Awarth Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
Glorfindel is well done, but I especially love how completely creative the balrog looks. *Fav*
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
thank you so much!! that was my goal... create my own interpretattion of the Balrog... all are simply imagining them as a. Lee and J. Howe and depicted them...
thanks again!
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Awarth Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
Yeah, you just don't see many catlike balrogs these days. ^^; No problem.
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Cara-Doughnut-Lady Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005
Creepy cool. Amazingly awesome job.
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005
I made it long time ago... it's a poor thing! But thanks very much for your kindness!
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Cara-Doughnut-Lady Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005
Well I like it. :)
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:icontingilya:
tingilya Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2004
another tolkien fan :) beautiful drawing. and thanx for looking at my gallery
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2004
You're welcome! :)
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spunkeepunkee Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2004
That is really pretty, I wish I could draw, anything would be nice, but I like the moon and the sky its really nice
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2004
Many, many thanks!!
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:iconspunkeepunkee:
spunkeepunkee Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2004
Welcomes! it's very pretty and job well done!
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:icontyalangan:
tyalangan Featured By Owner May 19, 2004  Hobbyist Artist
Yay! Another Tolkien geek!
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:iconamuletts:
amuletts Featured By Owner May 2, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, there's more to it. Fantastic.
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betsybauer Featured By Owner May 2, 2004  Professional Filmographer
Whoaa... this is awesome. I thought it was Tolkien from the front page. ;)
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