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Ecthelion and Gothmog by Cloister Ecthelion and Gothmog by Cloister
Commission ordered by private person.

The scene portrayes the elf Ecthelion as he meets the Lord of Balrogs, Gothmog, in city of Gondolin... which is under attack by the dark forces of Morgoth, and about to fall.
Ecthelion is wounded and his shield arm hangs limb at side as he stands to face the Balrog.

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:iconlordmort:
It's wonderful that there are artists who remember that the Balrogs were always describes as "shapes of shadow and fire" rather than biblical demons.
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:iconlskyrocker:
I just can't envision how anyone could destroy a balrog, other than gandalf haha
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:iconjfmam:
This is really nice!
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:iconlaharl234:
Laharl234 Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Didn't Gothmog use a mace?
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not according to the expert who commissioned me to do this... some years ago.
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Laharl234 Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yup I was wrong, my bad.
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:iconstorytellertobe:
Fantastic picture, it really captures the scene with the battle for the city going on around. Excellent work, very well done!
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ExAbrupto Feb 2, 2009   Photographer
Gothmog: " Fear, fool, for I will now murder you. "

Echtelion: " Yeah yeah just let me get a drink right over there and I'll be back to you in a minute. "

Gothmog: " ...What? "
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LadyElleth Sep 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is completely amazing. Ecthelion's always been one of my favourites, thank you for such a beautiful rendering.
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:iconkallingbron:
:O Oh my gosh. You're brilliant. A pic I've always wanted to see though is a balrog vs. Ent.
(Lol he'd be on fire :P)
But awesome pic though. :)
v<*_*>v
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