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Assault on Nargothrond by PeteAmachree Assault on Nargothrond by PeteAmachree
another piece inspired by The Silmarillion.
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I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Epic! I just read this a few months back too.
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The fleet sure is awe inspiring
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Amanthus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! This tells a big story! Thank you for making this!
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Adorkablehlnsqre Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
this is such a beautifullt rendered piece; this is how i will forever imagine Nargothrond now. The only blight is the unfortunate presence of a winged dragon. It is explicit in The Silmarillion that the winged fire drakes were not revealed until the last day of The War of Wrath. Because its such an awesome work, that particular embelishment is quite glaring.
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benenor90 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
GOD, i love LOTR, thank you for making this.
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:iconmitsukai-inki:
Mitsukai-inki Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
very good :)
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:iconniaomalley:
niaomalley Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
amazing
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oursolemnhour49 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
I love how dark and grim this piece is, especially with the angling of the light. Very beautifully done!
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:iconhamol:
Hamol Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I don't remember, but I think the winged dragons weren't revealed until much later, correct me if I'm wrong, please.
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:iconfredment:
fredment Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautifull... great light.
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:iconnefertini:
Nefertini Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So epic!
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Er-gabo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh god that's so good!
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Gwenniel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glorious, just glorious!
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Ludo38 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Better than John Howe !! Seriously great !
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:iconwoodlandelven:
woodlandelven Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student
amazing, just amazing
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:iconconor-80:
Conor-80 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That book was long and a bit boring but well worth the read.
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Conor-80 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Great pic for it too, it definatly give you the feel that was intended by the book.
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ChristianTsvetanov Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
You're just a freaking GENIOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Erendis913 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
This is an amazing illustration of the fall of Nargothrond. I like how you drew the cursed bridge.
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:iconjemms2012:
jemms2012 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
nice
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:iconinkskill19:
inkskill19 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Epic, dark and absolutly incredible.

Sereously, I thought it was a picture.
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:iconsirduch:
sirDuch Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Really inspirational.
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:iconmrmahoo:
MrMahoo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
:wow: EPIC!
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:iconyurlie:
yurlie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Wow! You should illustrate the covers of fantasy books!
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tauriantiger Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
innacuracies shminnacuracies! Tolkien's notes were full of them to the extent Christopher's brain almost popped! so think of it as staying true to the creator :) i think it's superb regardless
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baza13 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
wow man you've really outdone yourself ! truly epic scene well done :)
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:iconpilgrin:
Pilgrin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Wow, this is fantastic. The atmosphere is incredible. Now I feel like reading the Silmarillion again :D

*faves*
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome work :)
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ufukkiblat Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
great shading
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timpu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009   Traditional Artist
love that book. great portrayal of it.
nice job.
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TheodenN Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009   Digital Artist
Something inspired from Silmarillion can't be bad. Nice colors and mood.
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RoseOnyxis Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the colors.. once again, you did a really job with the light, impressive.
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PeteAmachree Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Nice one, I'm glad you liked it. I feel that we can afford to screw up a little with the colour, and composition choices we make, but if the tonal quality is bad, it sticks out like a sore thumb.
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Wilwarin92 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Gosh, I love it. Like somebody already wrote, they should have an "Epic favourite"...
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:iconpeteamachree:
PeteAmachree Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
haha! thanks!
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Krumhur Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
This is... I have no intention to pick my jaw off the floor...

They should have an "Epic favourite" option.
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:iconpeteamachree:
PeteAmachree Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Breathe! Come on, you're gonna be O.....MEDIC!!!! :)
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing job on the atmosphere of the scene!
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PeteAmachree Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Do you think it'd be taking artistic pretention to dizzying new heights if I were to rebrand myself an 'atmospherist'? I'm gonna do it, as soon as my silk cravat and sword cane arrive. :)
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
LOL, I think you should do it! ;)
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Khagan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
There are many wrong things about lore but it's good work anyway.
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:iconpeteamachree:
PeteAmachree Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks. Wrong things about lore? You mean the assault on Nargothrond didn't like this? Yeah, I've been told
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009   Digital Artist
Very nice painting, I really like it, but I wonder what does it have to do with the fall of Nargothrond? The hidden kingdom of Finrod built in caves, with hidden gate, in the last days easy to discover because of a bridge over a river. Not that broad river, I expect. There were no ships and no buildings atop the mountain as I recall. Also no flying dragons at these times, they came later with the War of Wrath. In the fall of Nargothrond we've got one dragon - Glaurung, the father of dragons, he doesn't have wings. So, great painting :) but to some alternative version of the story.
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PeteAmachree Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I've just listened to the audiobooks again, and can see my error. Damn! Shall we just pretend is Belegost or some other dwarven city that isn't described in much detail? I think I'd better eh? :)
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009   Digital Artist
I've forgotten about the dragons - it would have to be War of Wrath, but I have no idea what place. Maybe just leave it inspired by the book, not illustrating the book.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009   Digital Artist
Dwarves used to live deep in mountains, I would rather turn it into Numenor, maybe the fall of Numenor? Or a fight with pirates of Umbar? Hard to find a sea battle in the Silmarillion for the enemy never used ships - Ulmo was in the water and made use of water impossible for any evil creatures.
It doesn't have to be in the book at all, the painting is great on it's own :)
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Lelia Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional
You're a incredible artist, wow I love all of this pic, it's so epic :)
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PeteAmachree Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Epic eh? Thankyou!
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derbz Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
reminds me of paintings from the Napoleonic period, great sense of drama. The ships at the foreground help to really set the scale of the area that's under attack.epic.
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PeteAmachree Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Cheers Peter,

if you like Napoleonic paintings (as I do) and can make your way to the Manchester, there's an amazing painting by Adolphe Yvon, of Marshal Ney leading the retreat from Moscow in 1812. Its hanging here [link]

this is the biggest colour image of it I could find on Google [link]

a bigger black and white detail here [link])_-_Marshall_Ney_at_retreat_in_Russia.jpg

It immense, and truly epic!
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