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first attempt to draw a Balrog by nocturnalMoTH first attempt to draw a Balrog by nocturnalMoTH
myep, my first real attempt to draw a Balrog. And I think I failed.. :no:
he's too... small. And skinny.. :(

aw well..




I hope someone will like it anyways.







Balrog (C) J. R. R. Tolkien
fan art by: Elise M. Syvertsen / nocturnalmoth 2011
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:iconawesome-hero:
awesome-hero Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
And your first attempt...... IS GOOD.
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:iconkittyface27:
kittyface27 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when i was little, this scared the shit outta me.
i recall having to leave the theater for a bit.
now i love ltr so much, and the balrog is awesome! too bad it "killed" gandalf... hehe
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:iconwnter06:
wnter06 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
balrog bad ass
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:icondarklordtyrannus:
DarkLordTyrannus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
o_O
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:iconarkharoth:
Arkharoth Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
i love the colors and the expression on his face but you're right, too skinny xD
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:iconarkharoth:
Arkharoth Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Actually there's more than one balrog, morgoth got a personal guard made entirely of balrogs
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:icondarklordtyrannus:
DarkLordTyrannus Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
*picture
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:icondarklordtyrannus:
DarkLordTyrannus Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
good pciture btw ^^
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:icondarklordtyrannus:
DarkLordTyrannus Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
i thought balrog was the demon prince or something like taht (sorry i forget x.x) but when you say "a balrog" it sounds like there is more than one.
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:iconqille:
Qille Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
HOOOOOOLY CRAP THAT IS TERRIFYINGLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wow:

Not to mention Lord of the Rings is the best movie franchise other than Harry Potter!! :squee:

Great job! The Balrog always scared the crap out of me, and you did an AWESOME job at drawing him!!!
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:iconledzep4evrbassgirl:
LedZep4evrBASSGirl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist
You did good! I like it :)
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:iconmehetoxic:
MeheToxic Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
One word to describe this...
BADASS
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:iconthegirlwhokills:
TheGirlWhoKills Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
ITS AWSOME!
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:iconjonesy387:
jonesy387 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey, i totally disagree, it looks awesome. What did you use to draw that. IT LOOKS EPIC!!!!
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:iconsearaevan:
searaevan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist
YOU SHALL NOT PAASS.
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:iconcrystalxmonroe:
crystalxmonroe Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist
I think it's quite extraordinary if I may say so!
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:iconringothediseased:
Ringothediseased Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! I like how you made him raising his arm as if to whip the viewer, or gandalf.... Whatever... The point is. It awesome.
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:icononlyggs:
OnlyGGS Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I think its really cool. The round eyes are haunting and the skeletal body adds to this effect, all befitting a demon of Morgoth!
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OnlyGGS Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I like it better like this. the round eyes are haunting and the skinny/skeletal form adds to the creepiness, all befitting for a demon of Morgoth!
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IcyEmpress313 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
for a first attempt this is outstanding!!!
don't beat yourself up about it, I think the thinner body makes him look more frightening.
its so much better than you think.
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:iconkage-nekoraven:
Kage-NekoRaven Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Balrog "come back i need stuff!!!"

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:iconhappyforme1:
happyforme1 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
The coloring of the fire is amazing :)

:onfire:

Ai! A balrog!
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:iconscarecrow815:
Scarecrow815 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
I really like the coloring. I think you did a hell-of-a job!
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:iconlukanekolover:
LukaNekoLover Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Artist
WIN
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:iconmrmultykill:
MrMultyKill Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
What do you mean attempt?!?! Your drawing of a balrog is just amazing.
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:iconhykospia:
hykospia Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
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
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:iconmanifesto-six:
Manifesto-Six Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
This design fits the character in my eyes. I just need a laptop to favorite it. My PSP won't give me the option to do it. >:3
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Esherymack Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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 ^.^)
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Darkflare77 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   Artist
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeppppppppppppppppppppppppiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiccccccccccccccccccccccc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconteeheelolhaha:
teeheelolhaha Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
awesome
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:iconcliffdagreat:
cliffdagreat Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
"This foe is beyond any of you... :iconimhappyplz: Run?"
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:iconzecon44:
ZeCon44 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Lots'o fire~ I like it
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:iconblue-umber:
Blue-Umber Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
This.... was a triumph :P
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:iconodariz:
Odariz Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
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!
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:iconsoul-shinigami:
Soul-Shinigami Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student
Elise. It looks amazing :D
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:icontheneoshaman:
TheNeoShaman Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
result: success
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:iconapocalypsewolfsaris:
ApocalypseWolfSaris Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student General Artist
I do. Better than I can draw. <:3
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:iconrockoutloud15:
RockOutLoud15 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
KITTY!! XDDDDDD
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:iconninjaelric:
ninjaelric Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student General Artist
This looks amazing~! The Balrog was kinda skinny too,so you did a great job :)
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:iconchrimsonnight:
chrimsonnight Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
I think it looks awesome!!!
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:icongenesis-orbit:
Genesis-Orbit Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011   Photographer
Hell yes, this is one of my favorite moments in all of movies. How epic! I think you did great justice to it Ellie :D
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:iconinkjexion:
Inkjexion Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
i thought it was the guy SF.

this looks cool.
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:iconkori1214:
Kori1214 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
he is a little too skinny but otherwise it is really good
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:iconixi-the-pixie:
ixi-the-pixie Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WEll i was going to make the you shall not pass joke but its already been done so instead. "you shall not sue!"
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:iconmad-nowaki:
Mad-Nowaki Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awsome u kidding how can u say that u did a very great job <3 loves it!
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:iconizzieluv01:
izzieluv01 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
whoa!!! draw gandalf i luv him!
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:iconshtgnrmance:
ShtGnRmance Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
looks pretty sweet to me. Good job.
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:iconglaeysha:
Glaeysha Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Wow!! your Balrog is amazing!! :D
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:iconherro-motto:
herro-motto Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
omg, amazing o.o
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:iconartist-kitty101:
Artist-Kitty101 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that be damn good balrog.
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