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Akallabeth by Grrrod Akallabeth by Grrrod
The downfall of Numenor (taken from the Silmarillion). Not too much detail, just a quickie scribble.

Glub glub glub.
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johncarswell Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
This is brilliant - truly cataclysmic. Sort of reminds me of Winslow Homer's work - WOW!!!

I used it in a post on the Akallabêth here: truemyths.org/2015/06/02/the-s…

Hope that's OK...I am honored to display your work.
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DaerandirTFL Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Where is Tar Miriel?  For a quick scribble, this is captures Numenor's fall well.
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Zardi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
If this is a "scribble," then you have quite a bit of patience to complete a full painting. 

Something about those red banners still clinging to the tower as it falls into the ocean is really striking. The whole thing is very dramatic and emotional. Great work :)
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siss-sz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Wonderful pic, and I laughed my ass off at 'Glub glub glub' :D /nerdwithsenseofhumour
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Radiolaire Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Oh, the movement in that frame, the impression of plutonic forces at work, the pathos. It may be a quickie; still a very powerful piece.
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Utulienn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I like it. cool
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niaomalley Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
whistle again :D
This has soul.
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sboterod Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice even though you say it is a rough drawing
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tanaraq Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FRIGHTENING !! Very scary work, BRILLIANT !
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Neolrond3 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Excellent Work man!!! Great vision of Tolkien World
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MarcosTNH Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
THis Pictures is incredible, man you can work as Concept Artist without any problem xD, your works are amazing
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Grrrod Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm employed in the games industry, but thanks!
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MarcosTNH Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Noticed that, only said because i thought you weren't :), your art is really amazing :)
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is a very dramatic picture!
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Grrrod Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
"silly Numenoreans" haha, I wonder if that's what the Valar said? "naughty boys!" *slap*
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woutart Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Great drama, love it.
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The-Wandering-Ranger Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist
silly numenorians
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Grrrod Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hah! I'll be coming back to this picture for a second stab at it, i didn't get much sense of scale here IMO. I'm wanting that feeling of massive carnage.
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GamgeeFest Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
The buildings look bemused. For a scribble, this is amazing!
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A3ulez Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
A scribble!? This is just stunning. I love all the movement in it.
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ScarletJaguar Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
<nerdrage>WTF "Glub glub glub."?! this is the AKALLABĘTH. It is a TRAGEDY. No, that is too weak. it is THE GREAT TRAGEDY OF ARDA. It is not some stupid thing to make fun of, goddammnit. Also the Meneltarma erupted right before and during the downfall. </nerdrage>

I'm sorry. I'm probably too much in love with this particular part of Tolkien's Legendarium for my own good. Except for those two things (one of which isnt even in the picture), this is a very good picture. I wanted to fav it, but I still get pissed off every time I see that comment. >_<
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Grrrod Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Now now, it's just a picture.
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ScarletJaguar Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
I gave you nerdrage tags...

sorry. I am a rampaging Tolkien nerd, and this particular story is one of my hotbuttons...>_<
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks pretty awesome though.
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:icongrrrod:
Grrrod Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Unlikely, as the picture did what I set out to do. Boredom is the enemy, time for something new!
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Really love this sketch, especially the light. Wish you would finish it.
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DanielGovar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a great quickie :) Nice work!
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JonnyHex Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
Great work as usual sir.
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Grrrod Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It is? Oh, cool!
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Your work is featured in my journal...[link]
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johanssen5 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
hehe 2012
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tirldar Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Oh, wow. :heart:
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Grrrod Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I do these sketches in my spare time at work, so creating a more fastidiously detailed image isn't practical, that is.. if I ever want to finish anything. :-) You should see the pile of unfinished ideas I have!
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ganiel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Lovely colours.
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5urface Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice composition, has a lot of action =)
Maybe u should try doing this in a detailed version?
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