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Dain chases Azog by Tulikoura Dain chases Azog by Tulikoura
"Azog saw that all his host in the valley was in a rout, and the dwarves went this way and that slaying as they would, and those orcs that could escape from them were flying south, shrieking as they ran. And hard by all the soldiers of his guard lay dead. He turned and fled back towards the gate.

Up the steps after him leaped a dwarf with a red axe. It was Dain Ironfoot, a son of Nain who fell a moment earlier. Right before the doors he caught Azog, and there he slew him, and hewed off his head. That was held a great feat, for Dain was then only a stripling in the reckoning of the dwarves. But long life and many battles lay before him, until old but unbowed he fell at last in the War of the Ring.

When at last the battle was won, the dwarves that were left gathered in Azanulbizar. They took the head of Azog and thrust into its mouth the purse of small money, and then they set it on a stake. But no feast nor song was there that night; for their dead were beyond the count of grief."
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Pen, drawing ink and graphite pencil work. There'll be one more illustration in this serie.

Seventh illustration to my "war of the dwarves and orcs" - serie.
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Dain chases Azog by ~Tulikoura The suggester said: "Such amazing details created by a simple pen, ink and stunning skills!!! Wow!" ( Suggested by milyKnight and Featured by TommyGK )
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ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Very impressive work here.
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. This serie I drew required this scene and I knew from the start that this backround was going to be a real nightmare to plan and draw - it still puzzles me everytime I see it ^^;.
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ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
You are most welcome.
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Great work!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:bow: Thank you very much!

Too bad Azog didn't took an arrow in the knee... long way to run all those stairs up.
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist
I really love all the detail of the equipment and armors, and the distinctive designs you gave to orc and dwarven equipment!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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KC-Fox Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Reminds me of the old illustrations in magazines from the 1800s, good work!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, that would mean a real retro look then ;). Nevertheless, good 'n' old black and white, one can learn a lot from them about light and shading when drawing like this.

Thank you for the comment!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:bow: I thank you very much for both compliments.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
No problem. You´re always very welcome! :aww:
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exocolumn Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Great work!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Violet-tear-streaks Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist
You are soo attentive to details! It makes the overall composition look so beautiful.
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your words.

Drawing characters is relatively simple, but scenery and other objects are my weakest point. Good to hear the overall composition still works :)
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Violet-tear-streaks Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist
If scenery is your weakest object, you must have so many strengths! I do see it, you scenery is so beautiful. :)
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mamtokontodlajaj Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Geez, I should check dd's frequently. Great interpretation of great myth. :clap:
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:bow: Thank you. Illustrating these less-known stories is surely fun, and hopefully attracts more people to read more great stories from J.R.R. Tolkien.
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mamtokontodlajaj Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
You're absolutely right! Stories about Khazad should be popularized, otherways people will associate them as popcultural dwarves (rudeness, alcohol and Middle-earth's rednecks). ;) Keep up your mission. :highfive:
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dann91 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my God! Awesome!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, thank you! I'm glad that you like this illustration.
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bishop2z3z Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Nice illustration
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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stevenshipman Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Excellent work!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Minotaur78 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Aikas jees Tulikoura.
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tattista vaan.
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Artist-KGH Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang blast and curses but this drawing is epic. And epic in the true meaning of the word. Not the undermined overused term the children like to use. It stirs up both respect and envy in me. I thank you.
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your words, sir. I could say the same about your digital portraits and character illustrations - traditional drawing ink & graphite pencil are more or less familiar to me, but tablet and digital painting simply drive me crazy.
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Artist-KGH Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you. But please don't ever give up your tradition habits in art, even if you do take on digital painting.
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gadock Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
I love it! Very old school.
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, thank you very much!

May I ask you what you mean with "old school"? Pen, paper and classical fantasy theme, perhaps :)?
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gadock Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
I didn't mean any thing derogatory, Just that it was more of a classic type illustration, like you used to see in hardbound Edgar Rice Burroughs or Robert E. Howard novels.
Your Fan, gadock
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nickshine88 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
great great :)
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Achimstyle Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional
Really good.
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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AtreJane Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! you are my idol!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hum, it's good to hear my drawings can inspire others...? Thank you for commenting :)
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irwingb Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
amazing
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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AinuLaire Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
A DD well deserved! Congratulations!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:bow: Thank you, although I have to admit that I'm not familiar with this kind of features. It took me some time to realize what was happening, as comments kept flooding my inbox...

By the way, my best wishes to Tolkien group's donation project! This part of DA is unfamiliar as well, as I gave you some points that I had received some time ago (there're no better place for them, I say!)... although there was a donation box in your front page which I spotted too late. I don't know how much those points are in real currency - not too much I fear!
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Miyazu Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow, the armor and the depth :O
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, thank you very much! I think one can notice that I like drawing ringmails :D
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Miyazu Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yes i can see that :D
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FrostBlast Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student Writer
Very nice detail and atmosphere!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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KikiJBaxter Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg thats awesome! How long did it take?
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