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Fingolfin and Morgoth by Gerwell Fingolfin and Morgoth by Gerwell
The epic duel between Morgoth and Fingolfin!

The colors were difficult because I started with a black and white base, so it looks super retro!
You can find a couple steps for this pic on my Tumblr: [link]

Fingolfin, Morgoth J.R.R Tolkien
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1000Dreams Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing!
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Sfinga Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Beyond epic
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Ermerlyn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
love this!
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Dovahhkiin64 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
You can certainly tell where Aragorn gets his black hair and bravery from.
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Diabolik91 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Awesome work.
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ILikeCommas Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:o
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Ninjinnji Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I am so happy I saw this!!!!!! Fingolfin my favorite character in the Silmarillion!!!!
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aMazenn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this looks awesome!!
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Cyrusma Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
very epic ! this picture are very handsome !
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Foresby Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Plus Fingolfin was a badass.
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ChrysophylaxCreates Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
This is my favorite part in the Silmarillion.  I have longed to draw it myself, though I lack the skill.  Well done!  Go Team Fingolfin!
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bluedancingkittykat Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fingolfin is the best!
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EvilWarChief666 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Morgoth looks badass :headbang:

Well done
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PurpleValkyrie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Perfect! lovee it! <3
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Baklaga Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
amazing!
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GreyTigress Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
This is an awesome picture.  If I had to complain, I'd say that Morgoth's cuirass looks too elven, and Fingolfin's hiltless sword seems extremely impractical (something they ignored in the movies).  That said, I love your Morgoth otherwise.  This belongs in the great but small cache of images of this duel!  I also like the explosive power of Grond, which is wholly appropriate.  Lots of pictures of this fight omit the Silmarils in Morgoth's crown, too, so kudos for that feature!
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Plushie-Ninja Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh, morgoth? You missed.
Great piece by the way. I love how fearsome you make him look, and plus it's got fire-like stuff in it. :D
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ApolloStudios Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
so epic
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Veng1saur Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
"I'm gonna need a bigger gun"
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Cuileth Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow. I love all the details, I love it whole!
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songsoferang Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful !
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Noldo-Painter Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"*but the f%cker kept running away*" Phobs :XD:
I really love your Silmarillion illustrations :love:
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Seraph4377 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Writer
Very interesting take on Morgoth. So many versions of him as the giant in armor, and we (certainly I) always forget he was beautiful. Well done.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Amazing work! :wow:
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patientwords Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Your Morgoth is glorious and magnificent and beautiful. That is all. I adore him.
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MasterYoda91 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Awesome piece of art! I love it! I waited years to see this scene realized so amazingly! Thank you so much!
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Gravity9000 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Wow!! I'm blown away :)
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Aishavin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Your Tolkien-work is fantastic!
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Blithegirl Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
That's so cool! I love the painted armor :)
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tilwen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
this is ... just... :O wow. epic really does cover it! i am really loving your Silmarillion series, i'm just about to finish Unfinished Tales, which has been a joy! Would you consider doing anything from things like Children of Hurin etc. (but then the Silmarillion has more than enough to be getting on with!!)
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The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! :D
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Elaedan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool and amazing. I have thought that Morgoth always looks like that with black hair 833
And my favourite Tolkien book is definitely Silmarillion.
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sashakislo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
very very very veryyy
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StrawberryJam1313 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Oh wow, this is magnificent! It's like you've just taken a photo in the midst of all the action... The fire! The Silmarils! Fingolfin's glowing sword and alksdflasf it's so perfect. Morgoth frightens me. I think I'll go hide in a corner and silently cheer for Fingolfin /sobsob
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Radu-B Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"STAND! THE F*CK! STILL!"
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Akai-Tenshi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I love this so much!
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Gerwell Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thank you! :)
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love it! Very epic. Another thing that stands out is that one doesn't often see Morgoth's face.
He's not ugly but he's still scary!

GOD bless
John 3:16
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Gerwell Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thanks!
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Neranella Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Epic and great ! :dance:
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:icongerwell:
Gerwell Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thanks!
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Neranella Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
:D
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FrostyWaters Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Oh snap
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Gerwell Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
D:
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:iconfrostywaters:
FrostyWaters Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
No worries, good guys always win.
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pinkboots Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
wow! this is epic! awesome work!
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Gerwell Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thanks :)
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ORLAN-21 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool!!I really like it!=)
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Gerwell Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thank you!
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Toradh Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Epic (and retro) indeed!
…I like epic and retro.
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