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The Slaying of Scatha by woutart The Slaying of Scatha by woutart
The slaying of Scatha, cold drake of the Grey Mountains, by Fram, lord of the Eothéod, who later became the Rohirrim.

From Arda:
One of the greatest of the dragons to infest the Grey Mountains of the north. Of his life little is known, except that he was slain by Fram son of Frumgar (an ancestor of Eorl the Young) in the early days of the Éothéod.

His recovered hoard was the subject of great dispute between the Men of the Éothéod and the Dwarves of that region, who claimed the hoard as their own. Fram rebuked their claim, and sent them the teeth of the dragon, with the words, "Jewels such as these you will not match in your treasuries, for they are hard to come by."2 Thereafter there was war between the Éothéod and the Dwarves, a war in which Fram met his end.

However this dispute was resolved (we are not told), it seems that Fram's people retained at least some of the hoard, and brought it south with them when they settled in Rohan. The horn that Éowyn gave to Merry Brandybuck after the War of the Ring (many hundred years later) was said to have come from it.

By J.R.R. Tolkien

Why doesn't Fram have a scratch??? Because, in my opinion, when you fight a dragon (sounds like I'm experienced :D) you either make the first strike count, or die. Simple :lol:

This piece maybe could do with some more refinement, but for now I am happy with it. Let me know what you think!

PS CS4, Wacom, approx. 10 Hours.
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TiberiusKardem Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Excellent, I especially love the Norse style armor and weapons. Very much in keeping with what Tolkien described.
woutart Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thanks mate. It is how I see most of the armour styles in Middle Earth. 10th century design. :thumbsup:
SleipnirInTheSky Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Great choice and work :)
woutart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Glad you enjoyed it, I love doing unusual scenes.
amlugwen Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
The human is impressive, too :) face and armor and all
but I also like the dragon :D!
woutart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Thanks, I like his grim expression too :)
pilllinpilllin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome, the ice dragon is awesome
woutart Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
:bow: Thanks :)
TheMoonsSea Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very great job! And amazing detail and design.
woutart Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Thanks a bunch :handshake:
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