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Fingolfin vs. Morgoth II by EthalenSkye Fingolfin vs. Morgoth II by EthalenSkye
So here's a coloured experiment of the recent submission [link] .
Made it a bit darker and gave just enough colour I think. Didn't want it overwhelmed. . . . .
Should I stop with this as is, or any suggestions what I could do?
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This is absolutely amazing work. Looks, in my opinion, a lot better than the first one you submitted. Not saying that one was bad, at all. In the book it talks about the hellish fires of Angband, calling Morgoth the Dark Lord clad in Iron and the evil feeling that the whole place resonates, and you've really captured that here. The dark cloud and the plumes of fiery smoke. The only sense of good and light would be Fingolfin, and that ends when he is killed. A very nicely interpreted deviation, I'll picture this in my head whenever I read over that chapter of my Silmarillion again.
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Black0wl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Looks fantastic, definetely the best version of Morgoth I have seen. And I have seen many.

Only criticism is that Morgoth looks a little bit too dark. Otherwise, A*.
Taurauthiel Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Epic drawing! :) Morgoth scares me a bit though :o
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Thank you! :D If morgoth scared you, then I drew him right! ;)
noleme Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
I like this. One of the few images that has the proportions of both duellers believable :) I like the eerie light surrounding Fingolfin. The only thing to pick at for me would be the light beyond the gate of Angband, I personally imagine dark clouds shrouding it ;)
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Thank you for the wonderful comment! :D
It may be a bit to bright, but the sky is alight with the fires of the volcanoes above Angband. I wanted some partial silhouette for Morgoth, however I do agree there's a bit too much light...:)
Thank you again - and for the :+fav:
light-serpent Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive work, I like the use of colours!
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Cheers! It was a fun bit o' colouring I must say! :)
SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Every time I see the Similrils I think, "why does he have three eyes?" :XD:
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
:lol: Morgoth wanted to be spider-looking I suppose! :D
vitaminanime Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
epic! one of the best stories in the Silmarillion it like your interpretation of it even though i saw it differently (but that doesn't make it bad at all)
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