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Battle of Nanduhirion, part 3 by Tulikoura Battle of Nanduhirion, part 3 by Tulikoura
The battle of Nanduhirion, part three. Tools used: pencil, graphite pencil and drawing ink.

"... Elsewhere the battle swayed to and fro with great slaughter, until at last the dwarves of the Iron Hills turned the day.

Coming late and fresh to the field the mailed warriors of Náin, Gror's son, drove through the orcs to the very threshold of Moria, crying "Azog! Azog!" as they hewed down with their mattocks all who stood in their way."
Last drawing of the year 2009; I meant this to be just a illustration of Náin and few soldiers to the background, but well, now this is a full battle illustration. I made a few compromises with the background, though.

Fifth illustration to my "war of the dwarves and orcs" - serie.
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KilTekStudios Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student General Artist
This is soooo cool, the detail really looks awesome with the shields broken on some of the guys and the bodys that just look amazing each one really sticks out.
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad that you like this one! In this drawing contrast between individuals succeeded better than in previous drawing of the serie.
julius1880 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is 1st class indeed.
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
julius1880 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
most welcome.
JackTheLateRiser Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Stunning! I like your interpretation of the Tolkien dwarves!
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad that my version satisfies others as well. There aren't too many illustrations regarding dwarven lore so it was nice to try to fill that gap.
JackTheLateRiser Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Yes, it is bad that the dwarfs are discussed so little. I wish your dwarves would occur in the Hobbit movie! ;)
Will there be more illustrations of the dwarves? Or anything in planning?
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have watched The Hobbit blog, and there was a scene where dwarven soldiers were running around - pretty nice looking scene, although soldiers seemed to wear half-plate armours instead of ringmail (maybe they were Erebor troops from a flashback).

Of course there'll be more drawings, thank you for the interest towards my works. I have a huge pile of sketches, most of them featuring dwarves. Some that I'm planning to draw in near future are related to the battle of five armies - Dáin's troops from Iron Hills, Thorin's assault from the gate and Thorin's farewell to Bilbo, maybe his funeral too. Also some scenes from the Silmarillion, I have barely touched the events in that book.
JackTheLateRiser Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Oh yeah, right, I remember. I am so excited about Dáin's army in the movie!

I am a really big fan of Tolkien and of dwarfs, at first I thought your drawings by John Howe!^^ Your drawings are exactly my taste!
Oh oooh, that sounds good! I am very pleased to hear that.- You're right, there's still a lot of material.
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