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Fingolfin vs Morgoth by mattleese87 Fingolfin vs Morgoth by mattleese87
This piece is the epic battle between Fingolfin, High king of the Noldorin Elves, and the Great Enemy Morgoth, to whom even Sauron was but a lieutenant. Morgoth stole the precious Silmaril jewels from the house of Fëanor and set them in his iron crown. Many years later, Fingolfin set out to the gates of Utumno and challenged the dark lord to single combat. Morgoth attemped to crush his foe with Grond, hammer of the underworld, but ended up cracking holes in the earth, from which fire and lava erupted.

Corel Painter X
Approximately 30 hours
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Phoenix-Wight Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Out of all of the designs of Morgoth, this is the one I like the most. Is it the emotion of hate in his eyes? Is it the lava for skin? I don't know, but I love it.
There's only a few renditions that I feel do this duel justice. One of them is naturally the John Howe interpretation but yours is added into my list. I find there's a creepiness (in the most horrific of ways) about the way you captured Morgoth and yours is the only version I've seen that shows Grond spraying up lava. :)
This is amazing... Morgoth is like a dark monster, and Fingolfin is still fighting despite it all. Brilliant :D
LimeGreenBunny Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really great depiction of this scene. Most people (just my humble opinion) make Morgoth far too large. They're still good pics but how on earth would his foot fit on Fingolfin's throat if it was bigger than his whole body??? Oh well. I also like Fingolfin's armor. :)
Glorious painting, I love it!
colgatetotal97 Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
holy moly....:0
Too bad that big watermark is in the middle. Otherwise this would be a great picture.
mattleese87 Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Due to complaints, I have now removed the watermark and brought the size up. Enjoy!
mattleese87 Dec 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah sorry, I've had problems with people taking my art from DeviantArt and printing them on t-shirts and stuff then selling them for profit on ebay.
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