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Morgoth and Fingolfin, the Ruin of Beleriand by Art-Calavera Morgoth and Fingolfin, the Ruin of Beleriand by Art-Calavera
"Therefore Morgoth came, climbing slowly from his subterranean throne, and the rumour of his feet was like thunder underground. And he stood before the king like a tower. But Fingolfin gleamed beneath it like a star;for his mail was overlaid with silver, and his blue shield was set with crystals; and he drew his sword Ringil, and it glittered like ice, cold and gray and deadly."

My humble tribute to the ultimate confrontation of Fingolfin against Melkor, The Enemy, Morgoth, Master of the Fates of Arda, as described on The Silmarillion.
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Given 2012-08-11
:iconrui-abel:
Rui-Abel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015   Digital Artist
Amazing vision. Impressive use of scale
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:iconthe-misfit:
The-Misfit Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2015   Digital Artist
I love how you portrayed one of the most compelling images from the silmarillion. I especially love the smoke around morgoth. Excellent work
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:icongreat-oden:
GREAT-ODEN Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Epic
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:iconladyofazzaroth:
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!!! :heart:
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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well thank you very much!
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:iconhawkeyenextgen:
HawkeyeNextGen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome painting skills. this picture is a one of its kind
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:iconjaybeeatlanta:
Jaybeeatlanta Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Not TOO much call to be humble; this is very impressive.
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:icondarkervapid:
darkervapid Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing, definitely an epic feel to this most epic of battles!
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:iconxsk8trboizrhotx:
xsk8trboizrhotx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Amazing and gorgeous! 
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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You are!
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:iconchaosofgods:
ChaosOfGods Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Photographer
Epic. Very nice work.
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:iconphenixmightheart:
PhenixMightheart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
one of the best
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:iconmako87:
Mako87 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Beautiful job. But Fingolfin's hair was black, and his colors were blue and silver...
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:icondinhosaur:
Dinhosaur Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Wow loving the contrast, it's like good vs evil, light vs dark haha.
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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconolliefant:
Olliefant Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is simply amazing, everything from the color scheme to composition is perfect!
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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconrollia:
Rollia Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Awesome drawing! Totally like it.
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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconjaybirdy:
Jaybirdy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Everything about this is amazing. The colours, the sense of scale, everything.
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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:icon8bitxminecraft:
8bitXminecraft Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
''humble''? this is not a humble tribute. this is an epic tribute xD

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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well thanks!
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:iconambyrebel:
AmbyRebel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Absolutely amazing. Good job. Love the amount of detail in this!
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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconchaosofgods:
ChaosOfGods Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Photographer
Impressive scale. Awesome piece of art!
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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconmrjmzack:
MrJmZack Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
An epic masterpiece for an epic work of literature.
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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Epic thanks!
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:iconpatientwords:
patientwords Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Ahh, perhaps you've received a few comments about this already but Fingolfin was not blond! But oh well, this is really really really good! *__*
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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, I have.
Also, there's an existing debate wheter his hair is dark or fair, both sides with very good points!
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patientwords Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Hmm, I've heard there was some reference to him having dark hair. And the Noldor typically hard dark hair, but then he was also part Vanya, so that could be where people are getting it?
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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
When I read the Silmarillion as a kid I always pictured him being blond, I guess that's my predisposition to think of him that way.

There's some later texts, not included in the Silmarillion, that states he has raven black hair, and there's some other texts that implies that he and his brother were both as fair as their mother.

Anyway, even when I aknowledge him being dark, I still picture him fair in my mind.
Watcha gonna do, right?
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Lamastok Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
AFAIK Finarfin was described as the only one with fair hair, so I guess he had black hair. This is an epic piece though.
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:iconpatientwords:
patientwords Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
ahh that happens XD I just always think it's strange. Anyway, amazing art!
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:iconreffelia:
Reffelia Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is freakin' awesome
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:iconenigmasystem:
Enigmasystem Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning - the perspective and the allover composition are great
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:iconfairstranger:
fairstranger Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Wow, Tolkien would be proud, no doubt!
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:iconrawglor:
Rawglor Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jeeze he's massive. Really cool.
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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
He totally is!
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:iconzapdynamic:
ZapDynamic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, AWESOME work! I love how Morgoth even keeps the Silmarils behind his visor... nice touch!
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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TashinaJacob Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
adadfkjfjdhfshgshjgh this is so awesome I can't find the words!!
the atmosphere, the armor, the light and dark effects and splashes of color... truly amazing work! Inspiring! Thank you! :D
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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww you're so sweet!
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:iconvormaen:
vormaen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap, these tributes to the Silmarillion just keep getting more and more detailed, bravo sir!
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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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violinist2424 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! I featured it here: [link]
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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very good, like your choice of colors! DD well deserved!
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:iconoznerol-1516:
Oznerol-1516 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No es un humilde tributo al duelo de estos dos colosos del Silmarillion, este dibujo es una maravilla visual. Lleno de detalles magníficos, pero inundado de pinceladas sueltas, automáticas, casuales, brillantes, que impregnan de movimiento y color efectista a tan magnífica pieza de arte. El contraste entre ambos personajes es magnífico, y el diseño de Morgoth es brillante, inspirado, magnífico. La luz y la sombra. Muy conseguido.
Me llama muchísimo la atención cómo puedes cambiar de un estilo a otro a la hora de pintar, puedes pasar de un estilo caricaturesco a otro realista, lo cual demuestra grandes habilidades.
Un placer visitar tu galería de nuevo. Como te estoy siguiendo estaré atento a las novedades de tu magnífica galería.
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