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Men of Dor-Lomin, to the death by Tulikoura Men of Dor-Lomin, to the death by Tulikoura
The fifth battle in the wars of Beleriand, Nírnaeth Arnoediad, as told in J.R.R. Tolkiens Silmarillion. Fourth work and sequel to my previous works, "The battle of unnumbered tears", "The Fall of Azaghál" and "Gothmog Strikes Fingon Down".

"The battle was now thoroughly lost, with Turgon reduced to maintaining a defensive line guarding the entrance to the Pass of Sirion. Húrin and Huor urged Turgon to retreat to Gondolin.

Huor, Húrin and the remaining Men of Dor-lómin formed the rearguard, thus buying time for Turgon to escape with his surviving forces. For they did not wish in their hearts to escape from the Northlands; and if they could not win back their homes, there they would stand to the end. Foot by foot they withdrew, until they came behind the Fen of Serech, and had the stream of Rivil before them. There they stood and gave way no more.

The Men of Dor-lómin indeed fought to the death. Late in the afternoon, The Sun westered and the shadows of the Ered Wethrin grew dark, Huor fell pierced with a venomed arrow in the eye, and all the valiant men of Hador were slain about him in a heap. The Orcs chopped the heads off the bodies and piled them as a mound of gold in the sunset.

Last of all Húrin stood alone."
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Ink & graphite work.
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ElrondPeredhel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Nice work really ! I love your drawings, especially the "Balin Story" (but the "Nirnaeth one is making concurrence), my prefered one being Azaghal and Glaurung.
Is it Huor with an arrow in his eye ? :)
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like my works! Battle of unnumbered tears - one of my favourite moments in literature as well.

Ha, you noticed him. As I usually don't want to highlight "key" characters too much it's nice if I can blend them in the mass, and let viewers look for them.
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ElrondPeredhel Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
I there Hurin then ? I'm gonna look for him :P
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ElrondPeredhel Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
I realize it's gonna be very hard : he should still use his sword and shield like every soldier cause he took his axe only when he was the last one standing. And opposite to his broher he is quite small for a Hadorling...
A clue ? :)
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Look for a fancy helmet... ;)
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ElrondPeredhel Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Cool :) I always imagined Hurin with a beard but I like the face of this one, he really look like the toughest of the toughests ! I aso thought he was not wearing a helmet but in fact he just didn't want to wear the dragon-helmet to see his ennemies from face-to-face so I guess he had a problem with the mask and not the helmet itself.
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Simonim Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Love it!
I don't know if you have been inspired by Gustave Doré, but this resembles his style! I really like the detail and the contrast.
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm afraid G.Doré is unknown to me, I drew my inspiration from Ian Miller and Finnish artists Petri Hiltunen and Hannu Lukkarinen. After googling a bit I can say that Dorés illustrations are more "classic" and ageless :)

Thank you very much for the comment, highly appreciated!
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Sovarial Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Unbelievably awesome
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad that you like this.
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