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Death of Fingon by tuuliky Death of Fingon by tuuliky
The Balrog Gothmog, High-Captain of Angband, cut a path between Fingon and Turgon, isolating Fingon and forcing Turgon and his army to retreat towards the Fen of Serech. Turning his attention to Fingon, Gothmog killed all Fingon's personal guard, and Fingon duelled with Gothmog until a second Balrog caught Fingon in a fiery whip. Gothmog took the opportunity this presented to strike a killing blow at Fingon's head...
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:iconthe-devi-stator:
This is an amazingly gorgeous pic! I really like your balrog design; it's appropriately demonic, with just the right amount of evil glee on Gothmog's face. This is a Gothmog you love to hate - cheering for Ecthelion so hard right now. :+fav: cause you deserve it!
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LadyLothkiller Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
GOD *cries......
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Hedonistbyheart Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
unnumbered tears indeed! It is beautiful and bright and so, so tragic and I'm crying for poor Fingon;-;
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Lothiriel1 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
This is making me cry. Seriously.
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LuthienIngloriel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Pretty sure no work of art has ever made me teary... until this one. Just stop. This is too amazing.
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I ....don't really have words.
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:iconemeraldkeefe:
EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
This is a magnificent picture! Well done!
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Maulichan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so epic, so dramatic
Fingon's Death is one of the most sad parts of the book..
This is a really great Work, respect..
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How come I never faved this?
It is so dramatic and intense. The flames, the lightning... all that is so vivid, I can almost feel the heat. Fingon's pose is just heartbraking... to see him reaching for his sword in that last desperate attempt... it breaks my heart.
And that huge hammer:fear: I agree with Ritiakaramne; with something so big, you could as well cut him in half.
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:iconritiakaramne:
Ritiakaramne Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Uhhh! That's ever more scary! With this axe you don't just clove a head, but the whole body! *runs scared to hide*
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CelticLonging Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
I want to reach in there and pull him away...
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:iconbymoonlight96:
ByMoonlight96 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
*Sobs* Nooooo Fingon! Gah, most of my favorite characters from The Silmarillion died, and Findekano was definitely up there. Love the intensity, the color of the fire and the ax and the Balrog Lord, and the High King's desperate pose along with his slain guards. I also have a bit of an obsession with helmets, and I just noticed the fallen helm at the edge of the picture. Yay! :D I also just noticed the fiery whip around his legs. In my mind, if that second Balrog hadn't interfered, Fingon would've lived, hopefully. Amazing detail, and great work! Now I'm going to go off into my little corner and cry about Fingon's last stand again...
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tuuliky Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!

Don`t cry, he will revive!
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:iconavi17:
avi17 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Wonderful- best representation of this scene I've seen.
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:icontuuliky:
tuuliky Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank`s!
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Rabidus-Lepus Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
very nice and incredibly creepy Balrog!!
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silmarlfan1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Whimper! poor poor Fingon! He didn't diserve that. he must have been targeted because he rescued Maedhros.
it was a dishonest and unfair fight.
poor poor Fingon.

Maedhros must have been devistated, when he found out how he died! no wonder he went mad. he must have blamed himself for Fingon's death.
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Hathien603 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Wonderful portrayal of this scene!
Fingon's posture is beautiful, weary but still defiant to the end. I love the fact that he's still reaching for his sword. And his hair looks lovely :D Great job!
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:icontuuliky:
tuuliky Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank`s!
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Fuiin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist
Wonderful! There are many illustrations of this scene, but this something new and it is one of the best! :D
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:icontuuliky:
tuuliky Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank`s!
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aire73 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist
I really just want to say that my heart just BROKE when I saw his posture. I loved the thumbnail of this; the fire was really cool, and the Balrog too, then I zoomed in... then I scrolled down and saw Fingon and that after the fire, it felt so dramatic and... :(

:heart:
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:icontuuliky:
tuuliky Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:
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Lady-Almaren Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Oh wow. This is beautifully heartbreaking. Poor Fingon. But the Balrog looks totally badass! :)
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:icontuuliky:
tuuliky Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank`s!
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sargentsnarky Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
haha, Gothmog's beard is awesome! So is his axe!

But what I love most about this is Fingon: how he's positioned, the whip around his feet, the helmet that fell off, the crest on his tunic, his hair and his position. The way he is looks like he fell and is weary but is trying so hard to grab his sword to defend himself... Poor dear. :/
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:icontuuliky:
tuuliky Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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NiennaBlue Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Dramatic! Love this!
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thirtysilver Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Very nice!
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:icontuuliky:
tuuliky Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank`s!
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noleme Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
What a gorgeous picture, Tuuliky. :clap: I love everything- the postures, the colours, the general mood... You truly did a brilliant job. :winner:
My only nitpicks would be the 'canon' ones- Fingon's helm not on his head when he was killed, and balrog not merely twice the size of an elf. ... Yeah, I'm a bit canon-obsessed. ;) Great job, though!
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:icontuuliky:
tuuliky Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, very much!

I understand that it against a canon, but I have seen this scene so. It not to show beauty of his hair, more likely to show hopelessness. Fingon understands that he dying and the helmet won't rescue. And imagine as disturb the heated iron on a head?
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WARORK Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Darn Balrog's never play fair....

I especially like Fingon's pose, it represents his defiant will to resist, yet portrays his eventual and tragic defeat.

Nice :D
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:icontuuliky:
tuuliky Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!

Yes, servants of Morgoth aren't able to play by rules "fair play".
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erzsebet91 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
WOW. that's... really stunning. I' m speechless! Compliments!
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:icontuuliky:
tuuliky Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank`s!
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NolweNamiel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
What an awesome picture!
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:icontuuliky:
tuuliky Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank`s!
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, this is great. I love Fingon down there - mostly his posture. It could look as if he was trying to shield himself from the blow - or as if he was trying to reach for his sword again. Beautiful.
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tuuliky Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, thank`s very much! He simply isn't able to surrender, I think.
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Nerwen20 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
I don't think I can say anything that can do this picture justice...

But wasn't Fingon wearing his helm when Gothmog cut him down? It is said his a light went up from his helmet so...

BUT I daresay his hair wouldn't have looked that good with his helm on :P
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tuuliky Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I remember this citation.
But, that is not the case what I wanted to show its hair. It seems to me, he has removed a helmet, for weariness.
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LochNessieMonster Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous.
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:icontuuliky:
tuuliky Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank`s!
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VisAnastasis Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlove--plz: AMAZING!!!!!!! :wow:
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:icontuuliky:
tuuliky Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank`s!
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VisAnastasis Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconmypleasureplz:
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StrawberryJam1313 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
That is so WOW. The colours capture the mood perfectly, and positioning of everything...I can totally see the hopelessness. *goes off to sob about poor Findekano*
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:icontuuliky:
tuuliky Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank`s!
No cry. He will revive :clap:
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