Like all life, The Balrog has to begin at some, early point in life, and that is more deadly, so my many things, you've given brith to a demonic creature destined to live in the depths for the possibitlies of forevers..Thank! I'll never go cave-exploring! Lol...Its nice you critique your own work but theres really know need, a Balrog is of any age, and he looks ''young'' (perhaps 70 years - like a tree)..Your piece is extraordinary x
O= that balrog is awesome! on my game and even in the movie its hard to get a good look at them o_O i don't think he's too skinny at all XD if it were a Caerog, that'd be a different story, but since it's all grown up... yeah lol (btw: a Caerog is a baby Balrog ^.^)
An excellent first attempt. While I agree he is a tad bit too skinny it is fine, it is still a great piece. I think more emphasis on a Balrog's signature weapons-Flaming Sword, and Whip would have added a to to it. Other than that the colors, and background really work together to make it appear that he is in some sort of hellish abyss. Superb job!