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"The Battle of Five Armies, depicted in The Hobbit, was fought between the Goblins and the Wargs of Moria and the Misty Mountains against the Men of the Long Lake, the Elves of Mirkwood, the Dwarves on and near the Lonely Mountain and the great Eagles of the Misty Mountains.

This is the plan that Gandalf made in council with the Elvenking and with Bard; and with Dain, for the dwarf-lord now joined them: the Goblins were the foes of all, and at their coming all other quarrels were forgotten. The only hope for Men, Elves and Dwarves was to lure the goblins into the valley between the arms of the Mountain; and themselves to man the great spurs that struck south and east. Yet this would be perilous, if the goblins were in sufficient numbers to overrun the Mountain itself, and so attack them also from behind and above; but there was no time for make any other plan, or to summon any help.

Soon the thunder passed, rolling away to the South-East; but the bat-cloud came, flying lower, over the shoulder of the Mountain, and whirled above them shutting out the light and filling them with dread.

"To the Mountain!" called Bard. "To the Mountain! Let us take our places while there is yet time!"

On the Southern spur, in its lower slopes and in the rocks at its feet, the Elves were set; on the Eastern spur were men and dwarves. But Bard and some of the nimblest of men and elves climbed to the height of the Eastern shoulder to gain a view to the North. Soon they could see the lands before the Mountain's feet black with a hurrying multitude. Ere long the vanguard swirled round the spur's end and came rushing into Dale. These were the swiftest wolf-riders, and already their cries and howls rent the air afar. A few brave men were strung before them to make a feint of resistance, and many there fell before the rest drew back and fled to either side. As Gandalf had hoped, the goblin army had gathered behind the resisted vanguard, and poured now in rage into the valley, driving wildly up between the arms of the Mountain, seeking for the foe. Their banners were countless, black and red, and they came on like a tide in fury and disorder.

Darkness was coming into a stormy sky; while still the great bats swirled about the heads and ears of elves and men, or fastened vampire-like on the stricken. Now Bard was fighting to defend the Eastern spur, and yet giving slowly back."

Pen & drawing ink work. I jumped to the last part of the book because this kind of sceneries are pretty fun to draw after all, and I guess I'll draw more related to this event.
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Pandachan2012 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I love your artwork!
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
 This is a marvellous image, but one gets the feeling that it should be subtitled 'How NOT to discipline your dog' (for I have delusions of humour and they hold me in a FIERCE grip!).;) (Wink) 
Tulikoura Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Bad boy, let GO of his intestines!" XD
Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014

 (obviously the beast thinks it's the next Carcharoth!).
Gurdim Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Cool, it reminds me of some of those frescos in renaissance Italy depicting famous battles, with a "ground level camera" let's say xD, like the never finished Battle of Anghiari… or the Battle of San Romano…
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, thank you for that cool reference :D. Those old (finished) battle-themed frescos are insanely detailed, I loved to see those during history lessons.
longrunIV Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
your artwork is amazing me and my son love viewing them
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ho, that is very flattering! Thank you very much for commenting.
IAM-ARTIST Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I'm a student at RISD, and I really wish I could draw this good
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As the cliche goes, only practise, practise and practise helps. I have drawn from kindergarten age but started to use drawing ink in 2004-2005. When I look my drawings which I made in 2004 or so and compare to drawings made in 2005 there are a huge difference. Usually when old work starts to look odd it's a sign that skill improvements happen.

Watching these oldy drawings... haha, I think I'll make a small before-after journal, just for the lols.
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