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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."
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 )
ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very impressive work here.
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 ^^;.
ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome.
ironsides11 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Great work!
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.
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!
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
KC-Fox Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Reminds me of the old illustrations in magazines from the 1800s, good work!
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!
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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