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The Darkness of Khazad-dum by alicexz The Darkness of Khazad-dum by alicexz

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"You know what they awoke in the darkness of Khazad-dûm… shadow and flame."
The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Wagh, I'm so behind on uploading stuff!! This is a painting from my film-inspired solo show MOMENTS, which opened all the way back in June 2013 at NYC's Bottleneck Gallery. One of the most loved pieces from the show and one of the first to sell out, I think. (The AP edition is also gone!)

Inspired by the most awesome and oft-drawn Balrog scene in the first Lord of the Rings installment. Digital painting from various references, Adobe Photoshop + Cintiq 21UX tablet. (The title should be "The Darkness of Khazad-dûm" but dA won't let me put the accent in the title, arghghgh.)
STEP-BY-STEP PAINTING PROGRESS: soon | REBLOG ON TUMBLR: alicexz.tumblr.com/post/520134…

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Artwork by Alice X. Zhang
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:iconaarongarcia:
AaronGarcia Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So moody and rustic, love this!
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:iconflumenlimia:
flumenlimia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Amazing!
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:iconlaurenofbelmont:
LaurenOfBelmont Featured By Owner May 12, 2014   Digital Artist
This is...this is...monumental.
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:icondraconicat:
Draconicat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Very cool!
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:icondramawind:
Dramawind Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconyoushallnotpassplz:
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:iconcquiggles96:
CQuiggles96 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You captured this epic scene perfectly!!
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:iconcrazygobb:
CrazyGobb Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
" Vous ne passerez pas ! "
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:iconnefilibata:
Nefilibata Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely outstanding work. I adore your style
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:iconfes0719:
fes0719 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Oh
I forgot the name of that monster
Can somebody tell me? Thanks!
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:iconflash-shiranui:
Flash-Shiranui Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a Balrog
By the way, it's in the description.
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:iconfes0719:
fes0719 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Sorry I forgot and was too lazy to open the book and find it
Thank you so much for the answer!!
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:iconflash-shiranui:
Flash-Shiranui Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't mention it
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:iconbzibzianka:
Bzibzianka Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Good Lord, this is a thing of beauty :heart:
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:iconexorcistiel:
exorcistiel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
I think this just became my favorite piece of art. Absolutely stunning. 
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:iconcicada77:
cicada77 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Gorgeous
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:iconaynessa:
aynessa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*jaw drops*..................

*utterly speechless*
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:iconabbyredcurse:
AbbyRedCurse Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Awesome work!!! *.*
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:iconrain-sapphire:
Rain-Sapphire Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
omg SO EPIC
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:iconkotlaska93:
kotlaska93 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student General Artist
OHOHOHAHAHAAA I LOVE IT :D Gandalf is my favorite character ever ^^ on facebook i've put my face onto his xd
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:iconludeve:
Ludeve Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
What a masterpiece and awesome scene, very well capture ^^
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:iconcolorfulhobo:
colorfulhobo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconsoloyonestor:
soloyonestor Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
WOW
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:iconhikarimichi:
HikariMichi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so good. Gorgeous.
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:iconlontuku:
Lontuku Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Excellent (L)
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:iconyaoi-lover-extreme:
yaoi-lover-extreme Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this one very much!
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:iconradiolaire:
Radiolaire Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
This is amazing; the chaos of original matter, stirring from Earth's belly, facing the shard of light that is Gandalf. The work on textures and details is smashing as always.
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:iconoakenshielded:
oakenshielded Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing, and I love the twist your style puts on the scene! Please do more Tolkien inspired works!
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:iconkubuk13:
kubuk13 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply amazing, love it 
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:iconkia-13-7:
KIA-13-7 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
breathtaking 
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gdbankai Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
my math professor:"you shall not pass".
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:iconpadme212:
Padme212 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014

god, it's amazing....

You should draw Smaug

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:iconfes0719:
fes0719 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Yeah I agree!
It would be so gorgeous!
And I think I would have screamed my head off from fangirl happiness if Alice really drew Smaug!
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:iconintervil:
intervil Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Another amazing work
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:iconhpbgirl:
HPBgirl Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful. Can't say a lot right now...
Maybe I will say something useful once I've processed this -_-"
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:iconmelly1333:
melly1333 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Are your skills for sale? This is amazing
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:iconkanade-kun:
Kanade-kun Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
This is beautiful. It really captures the moment. I'm so glad this is available as a print.
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Citron--Vert Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feature your wonderful deviation here fav.me/d72jhci
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:iconparism:
Parism Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Spazattackplz 
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:icongarjan-ingel:
Garjan-Ingel Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colors and lighting. Fantastic job as always!
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FDugourdCaput Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
wonderful work 

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:iconmeggie272:
Meggie272 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
OH MAN I saw this just the other day! I love the intensity and interplay of colour and light, you captured the scale and grandeur of this classic moment so very well. 
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:iconmutantefeliz:
MutanteFeliz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I LOVE THOSE FUCKING BRUSHES
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:iconrachelillustrates:
rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Whoa, amazing. Love love love the texture.
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:iconeternalpose:
eternalpose Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Cool!
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:iconcas-you-assbutt:
cas-you-assbutt Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Artist
amaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing
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:iconharmonia3784:
harmonia3784 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow~~!!cooooooooooool!!!!!!!
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:iconqihah:
Qihah Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
YOU SHALL NOT PASS!
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:iconnerisiren:
NeriSiren Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
This is fantastic!!!  That Balrog is absolutely terrifying!
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:iconkatia711:
Katia711 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Stunning! 
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:iconzodtra:
Zodtra Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's.... that's.... AWESOME!!!! love it
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