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Gandalf vs the Balrog by kikassassassin Gandalf vs the Balrog by kikassassassin
The famous scene in The Fellowship of the Ring where Gandalf the Gray faces off with the Balrog of Morgoth across the Bridge of Khazad Dum.

I drew this about half a year ago, after a viewing of the FotR DVD. The scene where the Balrog roars at the screen has always been one of my favorite parts, and Gandalf's stance as the Balrog is coming up out of the fire just reeks of such coolness, I knew I had to draw it. :) (Smile) It was done entirely in Photoshop 6 using a Wacom Graphire 2 tablet. Tools used include many sizes of paintbrush, dodge/burn tools, smudge brush, and line tool. Working on and off, it took me about three days to complete.
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SLY-2 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I already loved this scene but I love even more seeing it
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MGraphicDesign Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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CelticCari Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
great artwork
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Monturrock Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Hoo ho So epic :D
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dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
sublime
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Omer-Said Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome scene's awesome depiction!
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, it's feature time: [link] :)
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KingVerdo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udn!" Amazing work!!!
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MychelleWonderland Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Ow, wonderful thing! Loved!
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Wolfy-Snackrib Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
I wonder if Gandalf thinks in this very moment "Oh shit, I'm fucked..."
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GronHatchat Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU...SHALL NOT....PASS up the oppurtunity to favorite this beautiful piece of work! =D
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Music3Freak Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
it reminds of this vid:
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TheSkullKnight Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
love this pic
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Sigmons Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Nice
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Baconitarian-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Writer
"YOU SHALL NOT PAAAASS!!"
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noleme Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Awesome, I like the fire and the balrog's head, and how your balrog is not (or appears not to be)as huge as in the movie. I'd say it's more canon that way :)
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Taranis69 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it ..
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LJK193 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
YOU...SHALL...NOT...PASS!!!!!!!!!!!
Imagine if Gandalf was a hall monitor XD
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:iconrhapsodythejackalope:
turely an epic battel, a old wizard faeing a guard of demonic power. and the best part was, GOLLUM WAS IN DA MOVIE!
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draks901 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
EPIC!
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buddydude23 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
YOUUUUU SHALL NOOT PAAASS!!!!!!!
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stryfers Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
LET MY PEOPLE GOOO!!!!
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shazbot32 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
YOU SHALL NOT PASS!
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NauticalNeurotic Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
lord of the rings.
ftw.
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KarenLioncourt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Ooh I love this scene! It's wonderful to see it so well done!
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ultratemplar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
awesome!!!!!!!!
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tothehorizon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
amazing!!the fire and light are spectacular.
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:iconlenedict:
Lenedict Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Student General Artist
Absolutely stunning, the presentation is breathtaking! :clap: Awesome work, keep going :aww:
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Cyklopi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Thrilling!
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Dzerzhina Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
"YOU! SHALL NOT! PASS!" Dude, epic scene and wonderful choice to paint! You did a really great job painting it as well :)
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Aranuman8160 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
I shall not pass!!!!!! >:(
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Mailla Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work! ^__^
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LestatDeBratPrince Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Oh my gosh. Best part of the movie/book, in my opinion<333333 you did such a good job!!!<33333
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Ultima-Weapon-Suprem Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
:icongandalfplz:: :iconyoushallnotpassplz:!!!!!!
Balrog: *quiet, deep roar*
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windyskittles Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009   Traditional Artist
The Balrog is one of my favorite beasts in the Lord of the Rings. You really caught it extremely well. <3
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jjcaster Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
amazing work, i am speachless
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Puuronen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Nice work!
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doruoprisan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
featured here: [link]
Have a nice day ! :wave:
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atardecer-tinto Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Student General Artist
Simple and utter brilliance xD love that part from the book and film. Morgoth had twelve of those brutes at his command in The Silmarillion, would have loved to see how Gandalrf woulda fared against them all :-P
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chocolateyNear Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awsomeness!
You did an amazing job!
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kesebaran Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008   Traditional Artist
EPIC!
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Toshiro2345 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
I love it
it looks like Ian McKellen is actually there
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Matt-of-the-North Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Blimey. Best scenes in the film, and one of the best lines ever: "YOU! SHALL NOT! PASS!".

Great work!
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Johnnys-Fan Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
:jawdrop: Amazing. :clap: *has been blown away*
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FlabbelWabbel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
With all the fire 'round teh face of ze big, bad wolf/balrog the face really jumps out.
Wich is a good thing! Good job, although Gandalf looks a bit too white :P
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Feyval Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
whoa, the light is gorgeous! I can almost feel the heat...^^°
:sprint:
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RoxRio Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello my friend,

I send this message just to tell that I featured your work in my journal: [link] ! :D

Congratulations for the wonderful work!!! :clap:
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ithilienmoon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
Really beautifully done :)

Gandalf rocks :P
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AndresCardenas Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
nice work ! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Lotrmaster6 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
COOool Check out my miniature of BALIN
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