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Fingolfin and Morgoth by juliedillon Fingolfin and Morgoth by juliedillon

The battle between Fingolfin, High King of the Noldor in Beleriand, and Morgoth, the Dark Foe of the World, from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion

“For the rocks rang with the shrill music of Fingolfin’s horn, and his voice came keen and clear down into the depths of Angband; and Fingolfin named Morgoth craven, and lord of slaves. Therefore Morgoth came, climbing slowly from his subterranean throne, and the rumour of his feet was like thunder underground. And he issued forth clad in black armour; and he stood before the King like a tower, iron-crowned, and his vast shield, sable unblazoned, cast a shadow over him like a stormcloud. But Fingolfin gleamed beneath it as a star; for his mail was overlaid with silver, and his blue shield was set with crytals; and he drew his sword Ringil, that glittered ice.” - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion

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:icongriswaldterrastone:
GriswaldTerrastone Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Fingolfin's battle cry here:

"Missed me!"
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:iconzanarnaryon:
ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner Edited Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The one time Morgoth fought himself

This pic is awesome, but issn't Melkor a little oversized?
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Koi3173 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this part 
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:iconhogashtheorc:
HogashTheOrc Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
omg exactly like i have imagined the scene! DDDDDD:
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:iconskullsahir:
skullsahir Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
one of the most epic battles of the silmarillion
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:iconthe-astronaut-369:
the-astronaut-369 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student General Artist
You've captured the atmosphere and the scene as Tolkien described it brilliantly <3 It's simply incredible!
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:iconthe-devi-stator:
The-Devi-stator Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Awesome!
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:iconchojinryu750:
ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Beautifully done
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:iconelrob79:
elRob79 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Spot on.  Most epic battle ever imagined.
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:iconampzone:
Ampzone Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
very strong composition
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:iconwild-huntress:
Wild-Huntress Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work !!
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:iconartandcreation4you:
Artandcreation4you Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bow down before the Dark Lord!

Awesome work of art; I imagined Fingolfin to be white instead of blue, but it's looking good nonetheless! :D
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:icongensanity:
gensanity Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
great one
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:icontomabbottyfc:
tomabbottyfc Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is a really great picture. i love the size and the enormity of morgoth/melkor. i hope that peter jackson does an adaptation of the silmarillion
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:iconrabbit88:
Rabbit88 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Did you make Fingolfin left handed or was he like that in the book too?
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:iconjuliedillon:
juliedillon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
I didn't think much of it either way, I just ended up flipping the canvas in this direction because I liked how it looked, and the sword ended up on that side. Maybe he's ambidextrous. 
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:iconrabbit88:
Rabbit88 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Good enough reason =)
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:iconnordiclynx:
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, very impressive :)
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:iconzeonista:
Zeonista Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Excellent rendering of the combat, it is very Frazetta-like in the contrast between foreground protagonist & background antagonist.
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:iconkishy-chan:
Kishy-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING WORK! 
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:iconheidi137:
heidi137 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A masterpiece, great art my friendClap Clap Clap Clap Heart 
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:iconlafnlion:
LafnLion Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Spectacular
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:iconautothaumaturgist:
Autothaumaturgist Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This. Is. Freaking. Amazing. Good work!
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:iconrabidus-lepus:
Rabidus-Lepus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I love this.
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:iconanhero23:
anhero23 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Holy guacamole, batman!
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:iconkeplernova:
KeplerNova Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic!
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:iconwalking-on-air:
walking-on-air Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is soo great! Fingolfin is my favorite as he's a total badass. :D
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jayden444 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Excellent!! Love the setting.  And the lights being cast by the silmarils.  Don't like Morgoth's eyes.. maybe if they were a duller color, or not there at all.  I love Morgoth's armor though.  Great job on this!!
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
How does Fingolfin cut  Melkor 's foot, if Melkor so  giant?
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:iconjuliedillon:
juliedillon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
with his sword? :B
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Yes, but is just my opinion :)
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:iconjuliedillon:
juliedillon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
And it's just my picture :) Artistic interpretation and all that. ;) 
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Anyway it is really a beautiful artwork ;)
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LimeGreenBunny Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the Silmarils' light shining down on Fingolfin...an interesting concept.
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kingdragon01 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
This is really cool!
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:iconnolwenamiel:
NolweNamiel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Awesome work!  Love 
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:iconorgo:
orgo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Gah! Now if you take a swing at Feanor and Gothmog I'd be full of glee.
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional
I've no words, it's stunning!
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Id say you captured the passage perfectly.
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:iconnahttoter:
Nahttoter Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Melkor looks very cool.
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:iconobserver0132:
Observer0132 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
big guy's crown remind of lich king from WoW
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:iconcereal-in-a-bowl:
cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So well illustrated.
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:icontal-ki:
Tal-Ki Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Incredible!!! :wow: 
My favorite book too:)
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:iconyarrik6:
yarrik6 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
That there is pretty amazing.
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:iconkot52:
Kot52 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Awesome! Nolofinwe! 
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:iconscruffynerfherder99:
ScruffyNerfherder99 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Beautiful. 
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:icongraceofbass:
graceofbass Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Yes.

This is amazing.
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:iconmathieugeekboy:
Mathieugeekboy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Epic.
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:iconnenesta:
Nenesta Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! You do the scene justice, everything about this is perfect!
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:icongreat-oden:
GREAT-ODEN Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is amazing!
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