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Durin's Bane by Grrrod Durin's Bane by Grrrod
I'm not sure how Durin (IV?) met his end in Tolkien lore as i've not read all the books, if it's even in the books, so this may be inaccurate... do I care? No.

Sketch done to pass the time over a couple of dinner-breaks at work. I wanted to draw something red and angry.
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:icontygrislily:
balrog's definitely red & Durin's definitely angry.  this looks really good :)  
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DeepWoodian Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like many have already commented I have not found any detailed description how Durin VI was killed. All what Tolkien told us was that in T.A. 1980 Balrog killed him. During the following year his son Nain I was also killed by the Balrog and dwarves fled Khazad-dm.

That aside this is a very nice image of the last moments of Durin.
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TTh1rt3en Jul 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Holy m*therf*cker, this is amazing ;o;
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:iconlestrian:
you defo achieved red and angry, like it a lot. As for the books, its never specified how Durin dies as far as I know, so nice interpretation.
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Mithrandir29 Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woaw !
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Dan-Hatters Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely fantastic. There's so much I love about this picture, but mostly it's Durin's expression- somewhere between resolute and accepting that this is his time to go. Absolutely magnificent, well done to you indeed!
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MiouQueuing Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey,

I am not sure whether Tolkien was actually specific about Durin's death, so you really don't have to care. In my opinion, you've done a great job and I can easily imagine it to have happened exactly the way you depicted it. Takes a dwarf to face a balrog like this! :D

Great picture! I love it! :-)

CU & greetings to the UK, Miou Q. B-)
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Grrrod Feb 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
He'll get a sizzled beard...
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MiouQueuing Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
If anything! :lol:
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:iconpakpolaris:
the sketch work on durin's face is perfection
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