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Balin, Lord of Moria by Tulikoura Balin, Lord of Moria by Tulikoura
"A king he was on carven throne
In many-pillared halls of stone
With golden roof and silver floor,
And runes of power upon the door.
The light of sun and star and moon
In shining lamps of crystal hewn
Undimmed by cloud or shade or night
There shone for ever fair and bright"

Balin has set up his seat in the Chamber of Mazarbul, the Chamber of Records, where the colony gathered gold, relics and knowledge; many runes were carved to the Chamber's walls and the history of Khazad-Dúm was studied. Dwarves explored deeper and further to the Halls, and slowly, mining started. Balin also sent messengers to the Lonely Mountain.

For many years, everything went well and Balin's Kingdom prospered...

...But their presence was not unnoticed; it stirred up the Durin's Bane that lurked in the depths of Moria.
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Graphite pencil work, 6 hours. Contrasts etc edited after scanning. My intention was to create a mood of "old, nice memory" with this, as this is the last illustration describing this peaceful time in Moria.

Fifth illustration to my "Balin, Lord of Moria" -serie.
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:iconjulius1880:
julius1880 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A true tribute to J.R.R.
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:icontulikoura:
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And I ask for nothing more
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:iconjulius1880:
julius1880 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And you have it.
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Master-of-an-empire Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
The Lord of Moria would be pleased with this, no doubt! :D
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:icontulikoura:
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, good to know this ;)
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antillies Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
so cool!!
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:icontulikoura:
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :bow:
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Atohas Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
great work! so authentic
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:icontulikoura:
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, to me this sounds very good - authentic look supports the mood :)

Thank you for commenting!
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