Gandalf and the Balrog...! by frodo

Gandalf and the Balrog...!

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Added: Dec 16, 2001
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A blinding sheet of white flame sprang up, the bridge cracked , and with a terrible cry! the Balrog plunged down into the chasm.

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frodo's picture

OOh yes it is hahaa!...

Guest's picture

this is not what the blrog looks like at all or gandalf

frodo's picture

thanks James your a gentlman sir!, and a nice bloke...

somerset's picture

One of my favourite and most exciting scenes from the book....you have done much justice to this sir! bravo, Terry!

frodo's picture

The colours have been saturated by photoshop, and I did used photoshop to airbrush the dark corners...

rita's picture

Watercolor - I am spechless...

frodo's picture

I tend to use heavy water colour paper, the trouble is that I never take notice what it`s called, so the next time I buy water colour paper, I end up with something different...

thrax-1's picture

legend ur details are amazing. water colour is one medium i have had little experrience with. is there a particlular type of paper that thats is best with water colours?

frodo's picture

I left out other sources of light so the picture would only have the bridge lite by the explosion....in retrospect, it might have been a good Idea to have added a flame and smoke...

Guest's picture

It's good, but where is all the shadow and flame on the balrog? He looks like a disgruntled boar Tongue

frodo's picture

yes, I have got to agree with you about the smoke and fire, this was one of my first paintings, I done for a few years, and although there are many thing I like about this painting, I feel that I would like to render it in a more complete way...thanks for your literate insight...Jean!

Guest's picture

I have read the Book more than 7 times (along with the other books by Tolkien) and I was waiting for that very moment in the movie, and I was not disappointed. Your interpretation of that scene -not talking about your own skilled painting- lacks of darkness and fire. What is a Balrog? A Maia of the Dark Fire, like Sauron and very much opposed to Gandalf, Maia of Light Fire. But it's always a pleasure to see art inspired from the Book.

frodo's picture

Thanks very much!...I`ve posted a picture, about two weeks ago, but for some reason that I can`t quite fathom, its still pending epilogues approval!.And yet it`s one of my best works?

Guest's picture

I love this picture. I just recently finished the book, and this is how I pictured it! I love your LOTR artwork. Please, keep it up.

frodo's picture

Thank you friend, a better compliment I could not of wished For...I`m going to see the movie on Sunday, and I`m wondering what effect this will have on my artwork. Whether I`ll be inspired to carry on, or whether I feel it`s all been said, and turn to something else...

Guest's picture

I just saw the "Fellowship of the Ring" and this picture is very like one of the most amazing parts of the movie! I can still see it in my mind's eye and you have done it book and show a great justice! thank you!

frodo's picture

Thanks Carla!... I still got a way to go before I can handle them like Alan Lee!though.....I think were all on a journey where learning new skills are concerned.

Guest's picture

Perfect! ^o^ Your skill in watercolours is...amazing. I want to master that medium, but it seems I have a looong way to go...-___- I LOVE LoTR art, by the way...^_~

Art at its best.