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Glorfindel and Balrog by Moumou38 Glorfindel and Balrog by Moumou38
Epic Battle !!!

Finally, I'm done with this one, after 30h of work !! damn it's been such a long time since my last digital illustration (it was the one with Celeborn and the weird sky xD).

I wanted to pay my tribute to this awesome lord : Glorfindel, Lord of the House of the Golden Flower : the Balrog Slayer !
He needed justice because he is one of the best character ever (with Ecthelion !) and when I ask people about Glorfindel, they see the teenager guy they chose for the decipher cards -__-' !!


I read the Fall of Gondolin not a long ago and I was listening to LoTR soundtrack it inspired me very much (Gosh, I'm in love with Howard Shores)

When elves were fleeing after the fall of the city, Glorfindel saved the lives of Tuor, Idril, and all the company when he defied the balrog that following them in the mountain.
They fought long and Glorfindel finally stabbed it in the belly, but when the balrog fell it grabbed his long golden hair, pulling him back down over the edge of the cliff.
He died in the fall, but his body was borne up by Thorondor, the great Eagle, and buried him.

I have to confess that I was not sure to finish this one...it is the 1rst time I draw a Balrog :D now I'm going to adopt it ! its name is Mou !

I'm so busy lately, it is just crazy...moreover, my mom got very badly sick :( so it's very complicated. I need a break...

See you soon !
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:icondovahhkiin64:
Dovahhkiin64 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Simply awe inspiring see the great hero Glorfindel face the might balrog warrior. Too bad Peter Jackson didn't add him to the LOTR movies.
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POOVER Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Hi there!
I saw this fantarstic art has been used on Lotr Wikia page, thus I added a link to here.

lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Balrog
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:iconmoumou38:
Moumou38 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool :) thanks very much. I'm glad you liked my picture
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POOVER Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
No problem ;)  Your works are really awesome!
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chaos-in-compounded Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
good work, I like the guy too! If you're gonna go, go like a badass!

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:iconmoumou38:
Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :p he is the definition of "going out with a bang"
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AftermathAdamant Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Wonderful This actually made me love Glorfindel more!
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Beautiful and awesome!!!
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:iconmoumou38:
Moumou38 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much ! it's an awesome character !
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smartiepants94 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Haven't read that part yet, so when I read Glorfindel, I thought it was the Glorfindel from the Fellowship of the Rings
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:iconmoumou38:
Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the same Glorfindel ... just few thousands years back
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lskyrocker Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
interesting i didn't know that.. but i thought it was Ecthelion who fought the Balrog in Gondolin
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:iconmoumou38:
Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They both did. Echtelion fought one in the city as Glorfindel fought one in the mountains while escaping the city
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smartiepants94 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
But you said that he died. Elves may be immortal, but they can't come back from the dead
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:iconmoumou38:
Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they can come back, that's the whole point. Their bodies get destroyed but not their souls. They go to what we call the Halls of mandos and after some time, they get back to life.
It happened to Glorfindel and he was allowed to go back to Middle Earth .

PS : read the Silmarillion if you want to know more.
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smartiepants94 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Huh. I'm in the process of reading it, but I haven't gotten past the creation of all the kingdoms.
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neral85 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnificent picture! :love:
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:iconmoumou38:
Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much
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zevranarainai1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Wow this is amazing!!! I cried when I read of his death. Note I say "of" his death since I don't have the book, but I read about it and even then I cried. But this is a marvelous piece of art
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:iconmoumou38:
Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much ! he's a very cool character
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IsabellaBran Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this story... In fact, Glorfindel was the first elf I liked, because of a fanfiction I read before the LOTR... :) Love him.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's a very interesting character, one of the few who knoew the world during the 1rst Age, it makes him as important as Elrond, Galadriel, Cirdan, Celeborn etc. ... he deserves more attention
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IsabellaBran Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree - and was totally disappointed when saw him in the films replaced by Arwen (I like her, but this place was his) :(
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lskyrocker Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
i know! go away Liv Tyler
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IsabellaBran Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah :D
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IsabellaBran Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, yes, and the drawing is... stunning! :aww:
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wnter06 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
balrog good
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:iconmoumou38:
Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Magnifique !! :love:
Mais adopter un Balrog ? ça risque de finir en incendie...
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:iconmoumou38:
Moumou38 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mais c'est pour embrasser mon côté pyromane, c'est quand même beaucoup plus classe qu'une pauvre bouteille avec de l'essence
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Neranella Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
:onfire: Heu oui d'accord... et les pompiers dans tout ça ?
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:icongirlonwantedposters:
girlonwantedposters Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
FINALLY! an elf falls by their hair! ahh vanity...
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:iconmoumou38:
Moumou38 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, a shaved elf would look weird I guess ! lol
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girlonwantedposters Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
XD aye, that they would! i play Glorfindel on a game called FeralHeart, and im always getting poked fun at for my hair X)
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kinghuffy2 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Probably that's what Balrogs do when they are about to die, they drag their enemies with them, as if they were saying, "If I go down, I'm taking you with me!"

Of course, that's what I think.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah it seems to be a repeating thing with them; Glorfindel and gandalf as far as I remember :p
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Lynathia Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Glorfindel, and was little pissed when I realised that Arwen stole her horse in the movies (I watched them first, but prefer the books)... But he is the another one of my favourite elves from Tolkien :love:
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, he deserved screentime, he is so much cooler than Arwen and his history makes him even more awesome
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Lynathia Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know!
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Musical-Goddess Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Glorfindel is by far one of my favorite characters! He is so underrated by mny fans! I wish there was more about him! Excellent art! I love it!
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, he's so cool and awesome it was a shame they replaced him in the movies....good thing he plays a more important role in the Silmarillion.

Thanks very much
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Georgeprime Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Epic......and a very commendable work.
By the way, this is a nameless Balrog, not Gothmog, who was already dead in the duel with
Ecthelion, Lord of the Fountains.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh thanks for the information ;p I'm glad you like it though !
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g1eagle Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
What amazing art. This scene and the scene where Fingolfin fought Morgoth are my favorites from the book. Your pic just exudes "bravery."
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much, I'm very happy that you think that, the fight between Fingolfin and Morgoth is one of the best but I never really tried to draw him, I was always wondering what hair color he had.
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Yondercat Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Looks really awesome!
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:iconmoumou38:
Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so, this character deserves awesomness !
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Yondercat Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
:nod:
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AWickedShade Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Glorfindel :D
your work is great and the flames look so real :)
Come on guys Glory needs more lovin' ;)
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much, the flames were a real challenge :) I'm glad you appreciate it and the character as well, he's so cool
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