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Scathe of Nargothrond by Grrrod Scathe of Nargothrond by Grrrod
Glaurung at the sack of Nargothrond, from The Silmarillion. I drew this really just to keep the art bone warm, it'd been sat in my ideas box for a while, so I decided it'd be a nice way to spend an evening.

I now have a sore wrist. ^_^
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Miguelleo7 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
The name is in title Scatha! Congratulations, an espectacular work.
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omnivore7 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
remarkable.
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Yeah, Glaurung couldn't fly; but whatevs.
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adarkworldfantasy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely wonderful work :wow:
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Zoroo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Image is great! Just one thing. Glaurung couldn't fly. Dragons didn't have wings yet. The first flying dragons appeared in the last battle of Valar with Morgoth. (I've just read that part yesterday =D). 
Thats all I wanted to say =P
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Lamastok Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
So awesome ^^ 
Just a detail : Glaurung had no wings ;)
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The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It was worth a sore wrist :D Beautiful work!
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vggabriel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I like it :D
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mattishot Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Good, except Glaurung was a wingless dragon.
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TenoreRobusto Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True, but I'll forgive that based on the Rule of Cool.
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kittykolorz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gosshhhh so epic!! that's awesome! ;P keep going!
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RodrigoValente Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! But Glaurung did not have wings o.O
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Jaraiya-on-Crack Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome Picture, but not of Glaurung. A for effort though. Inspired by would have been well placed here, otherwise.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent
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kennyc Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Great Job! Love it!
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EEHills Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is beautiful but Glaurung did not have wings. The first winged dragons were not seen outside Angband until the war of wrath.
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Prince-Pyro Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Looks the bone is kicking into overdrive too me! This is amazing! :clap:
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aire73 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist
that's amazing coloring and details! :iconiwantitplz: the sky, the rocks, the dragon, the bridge... <3
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NolweNamiel Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Wonderful .......
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Maniakuk Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work m8 :)
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Shadowelfgirl Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! Your art is absolutely incredible!
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ArwenAmidala Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh this is spectacular!
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Grrrod Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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Rahona Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I like your work here, I think that it came out well. I especialy like the mood, the textures, and the colors. I have one big complaint though! Glaurung did not have wings! Tolkien states that he was the first dragon, and that dragons did not have wings until much later. That is why Glaurung had to crawl over the bridge to get into Nargothrond.
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Grrrod Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
All true. But a scuttling dragon doesn't look as awesome.
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JuliaLange Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh lovely! You just missed the logo of Red Bull..
Naaah... but it's still awesome, change the name for Smaug and people will complain less-er-er! <3
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sboterod Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The quality of the drawing is great and it is such a piece of art. Though, Glaurung did not have wings. Tolkien stated that the first time winged dragons were seen was at the war of wrath when Ancalagon got out of Angband, and Glaurung had been killed by Turin many year ago...
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SILENTCANADA Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ummmmm this picture is wrong. Glaurung does not have wings. :chainsaw:
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dardo2 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Its a great piece of art, but it definitely looks like the fall of a dwarf fortress.
Why Nargothrond?
Tolkien's tales are full of winged dragons and you choose the only tale about a worm-dragon.
Wrong choice. Tolkieners are the worst nerd ;)
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Grrrod Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Don't look at my older Angband pic then, that's even wrong-er-er!
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tolhaller Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Excellent.
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PakPolaris Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
11/10 as always :)
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Grrrod Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, guys/gals.
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smokygouda Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Great lighting! This is really awesome, especially for just an evening of work! I love the details that are most in the foreground.
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Random223 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Really nice. Glaurunk had wings??? Well, it could have, but don't remember Tolkien mentioning it (or likely I was misguided by Thurin's Children)

Let's dwell in caverns, folks, they can be easily defended and they are pretty cool places! Beautifull grottos, crystals, a lots of gold... - so much for that idea...
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Glaurung didn't have wings, unfortunately.
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sweet-osmanthus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
*put some ice on the sore wrist* keep up the good work
the flame on the stone's so pretty
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AnabelG Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Epic.
In a very literal, not-taken-lightly way.
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Lady-Susan Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow. This is just marvelous! It looks so real and "Tolkienesque"! Epic work.
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YokoPyro Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is glorious. The lighting is spot-on. :worship:
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Auggusst Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful! It really captures the motion of the tower or building being destroyed. (I haven't read The Silmarillion yet so I don't know) I like it!
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Vastoe Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
just a thought, though Glaurung, father of Dragons was wingless worm ;)

still awesome pic
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Grrrod Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
A Dragon with no wings is like a Elephant (Mûmakil? ^_^) without a trunk!
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BrokenMachine86 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about eastern dragons?
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Vastoe Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Still Tolkien said, he had not wings, otherwise his death would not be possible at all, also it has to do how he imagined the creation of dragons, from simple wingless worms as Glaurung Father of Dragons to more complicated full flight monsters like Ancalagon the Black, you could only be slain at the last battle of the 1st age
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Grrrod Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
'could be worse. I coulda given him a jetpack. ^^
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Maybe ;) Unfortunately professor imagined it this way. Wings aside, great illustration itself.
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how Glaurung looks, and the lighting :)
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