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Glaurung and Turin by Atriedes Glaurung and Turin by Atriedes
Watercolour on cold pressed 300g/m2
Tolkien's other great dragon. Glaurung bewitches the hapless Turin while his lover is carried off by the orcs to rather grizzly end. This took FOREVER. Started life as a doodle,became a sketch then became a painting and then I started adding orcs.....
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0oSquallo0 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Finduilas is trying to reach out for him... Waaaah!  so sad!
Juuku-Coffee Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
dude… that's so awesome.
Frxdo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
incredible! love this x
aMazenn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
colgatetotal97 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
glaurung is my favorite dragon, you captured him really well in this, one could only imagine being hypnotized by him..! amazing work, beyond epic!!
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I linked to your piece here -> [link]
Have a nice day! :wave:
thendeathsaid Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So lovely~~ This is one of my favourite scenes in the story of Turin, and I love how you capture the stillness of the moment between Turin and Glaurung and juxtapose it with the movement beside them. The tension in both Turin and Glaurung's posture is just perfect. It really draws out that sense of surreality which I loved in the book.
daiong Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. You've used the watercolour so well <3 I'm gonna fav this. Absolutely stunning :)
EEHills Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very beautiful.
Ryuk88 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Really great painting! It captures that moment in the book perfectly!
DrawNiimura Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
WOW Wow! .... this is ART!
VictorElessar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
i have no words to descride what a think of this [link]
VictorElessar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
btw my comment got somehow wrong, that link isnt supposed to be there :S
Andreth Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'me really impressed with this one. Your art is great.
Qitian Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic - all the details you managed to work in! Great composition and use of colour, too.
tirldar Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
I love the crisp detail you did with the watercolors! Glaurung is magnificent.
woutart Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
I am humbled! Amazing detail! My version:[link]

Nice view of Glaurung.
Vandulien Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg the amount of detail u put into this...just stunning!
PoPanda Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
amazing work!
Schinkenspicker Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
epic atmosphere, fantastic techniques !
Anggul Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Wow, I love the more aquatic look you gave Glaurung.
tzygane Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Breath-takingly sad...I loved the way Finduilas calls to him...
vampirictooth Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
wow!this is even more stunning work than before!what kind of brush did you use?the detail is incredible...
Guilfo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
It's amazing... congats
Glaurung :heart:
edarlein Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Wonderful drawing! :)
Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Goodness, I love beautiful mythical pictures and this one looks fantastically good. :3
Definitly caught my eye, and the realism that accompanies this composition is fantastic.
Great work *Applause*
Antonitis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008   Writer
This pic is so awesome it is unbelievable, maybe could of used a few more dead orcs, but maybe I am wrong.
Aranov Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is magnificent. I love Turin's upright posture as he stares fearlessly (and cluelessly) at Glaurung. The statues at the doorway are probably my favorite detail, though. Gorgeous piece in all.
LesPenguinsDanse Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
I feel like I'm favoriting one piece after another in your gallery, but I'm a sucker for personal spins on Tolkien scenes >.<
tifastrife7 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Awesome details and colors. The warg looks great as well as Glaurung.
Sh0TguNxSisTeRs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Amazingly detialed. And great usage of shading.

Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
The contrast between Glaurung's curves and Turin's straight posture is really great. Nice job making Finduilas stand out in the crowd, too. :)
madokaaa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
oh, i fall in love in this picture.
ObloquyCondemed Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
*sees title*
*gawps at image*
Oooo NICE!
Gawd I love your dragons and heck your work genericly.
equilibrik Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is a bloody brilliant piece of artwork, I remember this scene and thinking to myself Hurin heeelllo wake up you twit their taking away your love but sadly he wouldnt listen :P anyways great art nonetheless i hope any art you do in the future turns out as good if not better though i personally can't see anything to criticize.
pantherindian Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008

This is the first really good depiction of Glaurung that I've seen! He's my favorite from the Silmarillion and most of the time he just gets shown as a fat dragon without wings or an overgrown iguana, even by the "professional" artists. You're really captured his as a unique presence as the father of the dragons. I especially like the fins/crests off the back of his head, the unique shape of the head(almost aquatic) and the one curved claw/spike pointing towards Turin (haha thought that was his arm at first, but I like it both ways).

Great work! Really shows the Father of the dragons angle, instead of him being some standard run-of-the-mill worm. Sorry, I'm gushing. I just like it so much!
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
Awesome interpretation of that moment!
You captured so much of it in one image!:wow:
Autumn-Hills Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Professional Writer
That's astonishing.
hbbtgurl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008   Traditional Artist
Very well done!! Just......Whoa!
happymouse666 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
Wow! Great job! I can't believe how much detail you have. You should work for games workshop or something. Amazing! :headbang:
A-l-a-s-s-e-a Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
amazing work! really depicts the scene!
WoodWitch45 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
It's really amazing how you paint so detailed with watercolors!
amiroprotein Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
you did a great work!
BlindxHeart Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
amazing work
your Glaurung is a best of i see

HomieBear Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
Beautiful- I m reading Children of Hurin now, this part is in that as well.
Jithral Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
OMG! This is soooo beautiful! :jawdrop:
whitetiger01 Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
This is a fantastic picture depicting the fall of Nargothrond, one of the classic tales of the Silmarillion ((and now in the book "the children of Hurin")). My favorite bit of it is Glaurung.
lost-mae Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
Ahhh!!! This is by far one of the best Sil painting's I've seen for a long time! So much detail! Stunning! Love it!
BlindxHeart Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
wooooh! is awesome!!
MeMyMine Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007   Digital Artist
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