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The Balrogs of Morgoth by Thylacinee The Balrogs of Morgoth by Thylacinee
Morgoth and his guardians -terryfying Balrogs with their leader, Gothmog.

Fan art illustration, based on J.R.R Tolkien's "Silmarillion", and balrog look:
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from Peter Jackson's movie adaptation "Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring".

I always wanted to draw them, the way as P.J. show the Balrog in Moria. But i though it would be nice, if each Balrog had his own character and design, like orcs, ents and trolls in LoTR movie trilogy.

What do You think? Can You find Durin's Bane - the one from mines of Moria?:)
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SocQA Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
Badass artwork :D Great job! Great thought about each Balrog having his own character and design. Tolkien didn't describe Durin's Bane very exact, so creativity is free to work :) Your Balrogs look good, although Durin's Bane and his "colleague" on his right are a little bit too small in comparison to the others. But that'd be the only "critique" I'd made :) They look great and Morgoth towering behind them just fits perfectly :nod:
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:iconthylacinee:
Thylacinee Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank Youi tried my best:)
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:iconsocqa:
SocQA Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
You're welcome :) Definitely great artwork :nod:
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:iconlemonicdemon:
LemonicDemon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow, finally found a pic of the many valarauka from the First Age :)

Nice! :D
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:iconthylacinee:
Thylacinee Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks:)
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KrakenGuard Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Right to the left of Gothmog. :D
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:iconthylacinee:
Thylacinee Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yup:)
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:icontwistedhaunt:
TwistedHaunt Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Now this is cool! Great work, dude!
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:iconthylacinee:
Thylacinee Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks:)
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Dinokiller22 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
I noticed Gothmog doesn't have a mane like the other balrogs. 
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JASON9000 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
...Wait...Durin's Bane was the runt of the litter?! Wow the Fellowship was lucky.
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:iconthylacinee:
Thylacinee Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconkuro-bastet:
Kuro-Bastet Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This...is an amazing picture... My Word ...wow!!!! Instan't FAV!
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:iconthylacinee:
Thylacinee Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You:D!
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:iconkuro-bastet:
Kuro-Bastet Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :D
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POOVER Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Hi Thylacinee!

I found this so awesome work on this page so I added a link to here. lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Balrog

Also, just in case, I added this to the other pages as well. lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Lord_of_Ba…
lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Gothmog#Bi…  lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Durin%27s_…
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Thylacinee Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow thank You! That's cool:)
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POOVER Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Your welcome!
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Balgeron Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Actually I remember there being 11 of them just to scare away Ungoliath, cause she almost eaten up my favorite character in Silmarilion ;-) So there probably were more of them then just 7.


Its a bit of a spoiler, but they were each just like Sauron or Saruman, except more powerful - fallen Maiars, (something like Fallen Angels) who join up with Melkor before even creation of Arda.

Besides that I love this picture, awesome how you make each one unique and give them poses and weapons. Fantastic!
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Thylacinee Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You:)! I was painting this when I checked somewhere in Silmarillion hw many their was in Melkor's guard and there was 7 (maybe later there was less) but now I will not find that fragment. Thanks again!:)
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Brothermonk Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
which one is Lungorthin?
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:iconthylacinee:
Thylacinee Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know this one so I can't tell :p
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ItsJustMeBro0 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm currently reading Silmarillion. And I adore your works about it! :D 
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Thylacinee Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You glad to hear that:)!
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Agawaer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Durin's Bane is just to the left of the leading Balrog. :D
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:iconthylacinee:
Thylacinee Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Correct:)!
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:iconsuperdebus:
Superdebus Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
I'm in complete awe! THIS IS HOW THE FILM WOULD LOOK! Ba ha! I'm giddy...

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:iconthylacinee:
Thylacinee Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I hope they will make Silmarillion somehow:) Thanks!
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Superdebus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
In all honesty all we have to wait for is Christopher Tolkien to die...let's not beat around the bush.
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Cyrusma Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
absolutely beautiful  ! good job !
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Thylacinee Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks:)!
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Xabeo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Is Durins Bane the 3rd one from the left (1st left of Gothmog)? Im glad you drew at most 7, I mean if you drew more, that would seem unlikely. It seems you did some research mmmm books...  I really like fan art. This is just amazing.
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Thylacinee Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Answer is correct in both ones:) Thank you glad to read that!
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:iconxabeo:
Xabeo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
You are very most welcome ;)

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:iconhalrod:
halrod Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The central one must be Gothmog the "Bane of King Fingolfin"?
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:iconthylacinee:
Thylacinee Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes that's him:)
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:iconhalrod:
halrod Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I meant King Fingon... my bad
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:iconhalrod:
halrod Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the one on the immediate left of the central one
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:iconthylacinee:
Thylacinee Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Correct!:)
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:iconhalrod:
halrod Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YEEESSSS!
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:iconthylacinee:
Thylacinee Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconhalrod:
halrod Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool

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Blueglory Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Durin's bane is the one right to the left of the center Balrog.
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:iconthylacinee:
Thylacinee Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes that is the one:)
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Nice designs for the Balrogs! They each look enough like each other to make it clear that they're each a part of a larger race, yet distinct enough that they do not appear as clones. (Also, Durin's Bane is the third from the left, directly to Gothmog's right.)

A word or so on Morgoth: his face resembles a skull composed of molten rock, which is a cool look for the ultimate evil in Tolkien's mythos. His warhammer Grond looks like it's exuding a great deal of heat, as though it's been too close to a volcanic core.

All in all, a very cool picture! ...I mean, hot. ...I mean, coolly hot. ...or hotly cool.
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Thylacinee Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You very much!:) Everything You said I wanted to achieve in this picture so -glad to read that!:) Cheers
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AGRESTOWATA Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o kurcze... Przyznam się że zatkało mnie!
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:iconthylacinee:
Thylacinee Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hmm jakby to nie zabrzmialo -ciesze sie:D!
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:iconagrestowata:
AGRESTOWATA Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooo... I wyszło to i owo na jaw :P
Tez się ciesze :D
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Godforoth Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Just AWESOME!!! :la:
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