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The high king and dark lord by rinthcog The high king and dark lord by rinthcog
Here's the high king of the Noldor Fingolfin, on his loyal horse Rochallor, pointing his famous sword Ringil at the notorious dark lord Morgoth.
"...filled with wrath and despair he (Fingolfin) mounted upon Rochallor his great horse and rode forth alone, and none might restrain him...Thus he came alone to Angband's gates, and he sounded his horn, and smote once more upon the brazen doors and Fingolfin named Morgoth craven, and lord of slaves and challenged Morgoth to come forth to single combat... and it is said that he (Morgoth) took not the challenge willingly; for though his might was greatest of all things in this world, alone of the Valar he knew fear...so he could not now deny the challenge before the face of his captains; Therefore Morgoth came, climbing slowly from his subterranean throne, and the rumour of his feet was like thunder underground. And he issued forth clad in black armour; and he stood before the King like a tower, iron crowned, and his vast shield, sable on-blazoned, cast a shadow over him like a stormcloud. But Fingolfin gleamed
beneath it as a star; for his mail was overlaid with silver, and his blue shield was set with crystals; and he drew his
sword Ringil, that glittered like ice..." chapter 18, The Silmarillion. J.R.R Tolkien.
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-peace-
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Xabeo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, really cool artwork! I really like the main details as well as the small hard to notice details. For example, those dead corpses hanging on the wall. That is cool and lore-friendly.
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mindscapebd Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic illustration to one of the most epic moment in the book! :)
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Cyrusma Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
great picture !
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legionofhope Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Wow i can feel the fear of the Dark Lord
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:iconlskyrocker:
lskyrocker Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
wickkkkeed. This is my favourite battle in all literature and movies. Awesomely, awesomely done.
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Ritiakaramne Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Great picture! I just love it.
I always wondered why he walked out there alone, there must have been idiot written somewhere on his forehead - and this picture makes me tell, that I in his place would have brought a very large army or that I wouldn't have asked him out, ere my master-smiths had invented far range missiles...

Well, I know, he's a hero, that's why he needs to be stoopidly fair - and dead.
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The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it!
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ajatuslapsi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
very beautiful :)
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Listens2Tunes Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
utterly love the scope.
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:iconrinthcog:
rinthcog Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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Anarloth Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
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:iconrinthcog:
rinthcog Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :)
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Anarloth Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Shiro-sensei Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Awesome!
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:iconrinthcog:
rinthcog Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you:)
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:iconavi17:
avi17 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Amazing representation of this scene. I love it.
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:iconrinthcog:
rinthcog Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks alot :thanks:
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:iconsyvyan:
syvyan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
how come the more i learn of arda the more i love it?

damn you tolkien. eating my life......
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:iconrinthcog:
rinthcog Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe Arda pre-exists in our heads, and Tolkien was the poet to know it...:D
thanks for comment.
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syvyan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
or maybe arda is all around us and tolkien allows us to see it? :P
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Wild-Huntress Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing !! :love:
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:iconrinthcog:
rinthcog Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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TheGreatandMightyOz Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really, really amazing. :drool: I love the dark colors and the candles on the wall in the background. :D
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rinthcog Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aw thanks, Morgoth brings the darkness but his troops need light to see...
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buttercupdelirium Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Wow, amazing!
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:iconrinthcog:
rinthcog Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you.
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Enthing Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011   Digital Artist
really great picture ! awesome atmosphere !
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:iconrinthcog:
rinthcog Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks:)
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Redviper118 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
awesome interpretation of one of the most badass moments of the Silmarillion
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:iconrinthcog:
rinthcog Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
When all else fails...might as well go down in a blazing one-on-one battle.
thanks:)
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darkdana666 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Excellent work!!! This is probably the best representation of this scene I have ever seen! :clap:
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rinthcog Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
REALLY!? wow thanks:)
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LochNessieMonster Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG Morgoth is so... amazingly in character and menacing and...... :heart:
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rinthcog Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
....and a real pain in the ....
thanks:)
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piarro Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very, very cool. I was expecting a just full body image of Morgoth after your last deviation of the close up... certainly not this scene. This is one of my most favorite parts of The Silmarillion. Totally blew away may expectations. Awesome!!!
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rinthcog Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well you were right, it was just a full body...along with about 20 other variations I wasn't quite happy with. I really pushed myself on this one, thanks for noticing :)
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is epic!
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rinthcog Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, Tolkien made it epic, I'm just trying to keep up.
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure you will! :)

GOD bless
John 3:16
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Fantastic ideas, especially for both armours and the misty smoke all around :thumbsup:
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rinthcog Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot. For the armor I was thinking Morgoth had it made by elvan slaves and he told them "make it scary...engrave spiders, balrogs and flames and put spikes everywhere...and black!" lol
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   Digital Artist
Great idea :D That's also close to my idea of Noldor working in his forges and Medhros seeing various types of armour in Angband, thus he ordered Curufin to make a plate armour for him and the rest of his army, something new to the Eldar who probably wore only chainmails and maybe some plate elements. At least there are no descriptions of anything else, but whenever I read the description of Morgots armour I see it as full plate armour, in truth for me it is a part of his evil form, not necessarily a separate thing. But that's a different discussion ;) Spikes are necessary, I gave him such, too as in my vision he would tear the matter of Arda into pieces if he only could, so for the start he tears the air with his armour.
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love it!
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rinthcog Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet thanks:)
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LorianGrace Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good work. And I' agree with ~StrawberryJam1313 that it really captures the moment.
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rinthcog Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you:)
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StrawberryJam1313 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
*cheers for Fingolfin* Another awesome picture ^_^ Really captures the moment...Well actually, I quite hate what happens next. >.<
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rinthcog Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah cheers! and thanks. What happens next is a bummer but Fingolfin does well, he scares, Hurts and Scars Morgoth, which might be more than he expected on this suicide run.
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StrawberryJam1313 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Definitely agreed :) Fingolfin was amazing. ^^
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