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September 28, 2009
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The Fall Of Nargothrond by woutart The Fall Of Nargothrond by woutart
"Then Túrin sprang about, and strode against him, and fire was in his eyes, and the edges of Gurthang shone as with flame. But Glaurung withheld his blast, and opened wide his serpent eyes and gazed upon Túrin. Without fear Túrin looked into those eyes as he raised up his sword; and straightaway he fell under the dreadful spell of the dragon, and was as one turned to stone. Thus long they stood unmoving, silent before the great Doors of Felagund."

From "The Children of Húrin" by J.R.R. Tolkien


:iconethalenskye: and me decided Ted Nasmiths' famous rendering of this scene in The Silmarillion wasn't dramtic enough, so we sort of challenged each other to make our own take on this one. So, David, here it is, my humble take on the Fall of Nargothrond! Man this one took a year off my life :D. Learned a lot doing this one, probably would do a completely different one if I were to start again.

Made the original at a size of nearly 12000 pixels... Hey! Dragons take up a lot of space...

I guess we can debate about the accuracy of things portayed here. 'Doors' of Felagund in stead of just one. The text can be a bit contradictory, or open to interpretation. Maybe Glaurung should be bigger... I don't know. But I would love to hear/see your takes on this subject.

I am satisfied for now, on to the next one :)

Changed Túrins face and Glaurungs leg, better this way. This is it, no more edits ;)
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I put this art on article of Glaurung and some other pages on Lotr wikia
CoralArts Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! Just so great. Really perfect colors and the moment feels so... Wow!
Thanks, glad you like it :)
dulva92 May 29, 2013  Student Photographer
Love the details.. I think you made a wonderfull job :D
Thank you, again ;)
Igor-Son-Of-Gondor Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Bro, this is by far the best depiction of this scene i have ever seen. this belongs in the ilustrated book or something :O
Thanks son of Gondor! That's good to hear :) Glad you enjoyed it.
MirandaPavelle May 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
i think i like your older dragons better than your new ones.
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