Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
September 28, 2009
Image Size
9.7 MB
Resolution
4000×1602
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
12,722 (1 today)
Favourites
271 (who?)
Comments
118
×
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 :)

::EDIT::
Changed Túrins face and Glaurungs leg, better this way. This is it, no more edits ;)
Add a Comment:
 

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconpoover:
POOVER Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
I put this art on article of Glaurung and some other pages on Lotr wikia lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Glaurung
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Ok, thanks.
Reply
:iconpoover:
POOVER Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
no prob ;)
Reply
:iconpoover:
POOVER Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
I forgot to add links to your works on Deviantart, so did today for Glaurung and Scatha. Sorry to be this late...
Reply
:iconcoralarts:
CoralArts Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! Just so great. Really perfect colors and the moment feels so... Wow!
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Thanks, glad you like it :)
Reply
:icondulva92:
dulva92 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Photographer
Love the details.. I think you made a wonderfull job :D
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Thank you, again ;)
Reply
:iconigor-son-of-gondor:
Igor-Son-Of-Gondor Featured By Owner 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
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Thanks son of Gondor! That's good to hear :) Glad you enjoyed it.
Reply
:iconmirandapavelle:
MirandaPavelle Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
i think i like your older dragons better than your new ones.
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
:lol: The newer ones were more child orientated I think, if I catch your drift. Time I make a mean looking one again ;)
Reply
:iconmirandapavelle:
MirandaPavelle Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
perhaps not mean. you could do a large, old dragon sitting in an abandoned jungle temple (since you do forest so nicely) reading scrolls and teaching a human or some other young thing how to write.
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
hmm, that's quite an imaginative scene. Just made a quick sketch :D
Reply
:iconmirandapavelle:
MirandaPavelle Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
really? That quickly? I never have time for that :XD: Well, not until summer comes. Too many AP Tests. If it's up, I'll go look.
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Good luck on the AP tests! And yes, I scribble all the time. Once in a while somebody says something like that top me and it turns into an illustration :D I have many ideas of myself, but I love to be inspired!
Reply
:iconmirandapavelle:
MirandaPavelle Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
finally done with all the tests... great, now there are finals :XD: well, I will start drawing come end of school (14 more school days, dear me)
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Finals! Good luck on those too! 14 days aint so bad, hang in there ;)
Reply
:iconniaomalley:
niaomalley Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Best Glaurung ever made, full stop.
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Ah! Too much honour, but thanks! :)
Reply
:iconniaomalley:
niaomalley Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
How did you make him so appallingly attractive, and mesmerising ...and trustworthy looking? I want to look at him for hours. what a masterpiece of a wyrm.
Reply
:iconartist-sv:
Artist-SV Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Awesome!
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Dankje!
Reply
:iconladybrookecelebwen:
LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is much better than Nasmiths'. You've managed to capture the emotion and action of the scene very well. :) Is that Finduilas in the background?
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
:) Thanks, you are too kind. That is Finduilas indeed!
Reply
:iconmrpcaterpillar:
mrpcaterpillar Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
wow this is great!
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Thanks! :bow:
Reply
:iconjemms2012:
jemms2012 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
jolie
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
jolie!? :lol:

Merci ;)
Reply
:iconjemms2012:
jemms2012 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
jolie = beautiful !
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Oh, I thought it meant 'happy'or 'fun'. My bad, excusé moi :)
Reply
:iconandreth:
Andreth Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are right about Nasmith's picture. Yours and your friend's are way more dramatic and firt the scene much better. Fantastic!
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Thanks for the kind words ! :) Glad you enjoyed them.
Reply
:iconsanskarans:
Sanskarans Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional
This is fantastic.Very well rendered artwork
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
:bow: :handshake:
Reply
:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Artist
So I had to take a look for Nasmith's rendition and you're right... it really doesn't convey the moment at all, does it? >.< Both of you have got it with these pieces tho! :D
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Thanks! No, TN's rendition is way too clean.
Reply
:iconyraelmogget:
YraelMogget Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha, what an idiot. Let's look into the dragon's eyes... Fantastic dramatisation of the moment, though!
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
:rofl: Yeah not so smart... Thanks!
Reply
:icondark-angelik:
dark-angelik Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
:wow: This is amazing! So much detail. I have yet to read The Children of Hurin although it's on my bookshelf.
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Thanks so much. Do you know The Silmarillion? It is a longer version of the Túrin tale. I loved going back into the old master's world and words, enjoy!
Reply
:icondark-angelik:
dark-angelik Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Sorry for the late reply. Yes, I do know the Silmarillion. I have read it twice. I love it! It's truly a classic and your art took me back to the time when I escaped to that world. :)
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
:D No problem. That's quite a compliment, thank you!
Reply
:icondark-angelik:
dark-angelik Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
You're most welcome! :)
Reply
:icongbindis:
gbindis Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
It looks awesome. I love all these details!
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Thanks very much.
Reply
:icongbindis:
gbindis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Your'e welcome :)
Reply
:iconkaaile:
Kaaile Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
love the details, and awesome glaurung! I can see a picture on the orc banner, what is it? looks like an alligator :) is it glaurung?
I also tried to find Finduilas, shes the one clothed in white, isnt she? If I saw this picture in the book I would never say it wasnt drawn by Nasmith, you draw characters in a very similar way.
it is perfect but Turins left hand looks a bit strange to me, i dont know why :)
Reply
:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Thanks! On the banner is a golden lizardlike figure, sort of Glaurungs banner I guess. Finduilas is in white indeed. The hand; I know what you mean. It is correct but the angle and color sort of make it a bit off I guess. Thanks for taking your time. :)
Reply
:iconainulaire:
AinuLaire Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
This is simply gorgeous. I also definitely think Nasmith's was not dramatic enough- this one certainly is!
Reply
Add a Comment: