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The Battle of Nanduhirion by Tulikoura The Battle of Nanduhirion by Tulikoura
"The great war fought between dwarves and orcs climaxed in T.A. 2799, when a final battle was fought in the valley outside the eastern gates of Moria, the Battle of Nanduhirion, or Azanulbizar as the Dwarves called it.

For nine years dwarves hunted for Azog in every den under mountain. At last all the orcs that had fled before them were gathered in Moria, and the dwarf-host in pursuit came to Azanulbizar. That was a great vale that lay between the arms of the mountains about the lake of Kheled-zaram, and had of old been a part of the kingdom of Khazad-dum. When the dwarves saw the gate of their ancient mansions upon the hill-side they sent up a great shout like thunder in the valley. But a great host of foes was arrayed on the slopes above them, and out of the gates poured a multitude of orcs that had been held back by Azog for the last need.

So began the Battle of Azanulbizar, at the memory of which the orcs still shudder and the dwarves weep."
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Pen & Ink work, about 10 hours. This was great fun to do. Third illustration to my "war of the dwarves and orcs" - serie.
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:iconlesnyswietlik:
lesnyswietlik Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Gabbanoche Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
god damn, this is some awesome stuff!!

love your inking, gives it all such a grim feel:)
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:icontulikoura:
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite unforgicing method to draw, but luckily I have managed to counter most errors. I'll never reach the Ian Miller level of quality, but it has been fun to draw rare themes like this. Thank you very much, and sorry for late reply ^^;
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:icongabbanoche:
Gabbanoche Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome!
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Mimmugirl Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Lovely art!
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:icontulikoura:
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, kiva että pidät :)
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
I appreciate the originality of your Tolkien subjects.
Always loved the Durin's people lore and especially the war against the orcs!
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:icontulikoura:
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! The history of Durin's folk is full of epic moments but also Pyrrhic victories, like this war. Very interesting subject and was surely fun to draw.

Originality? Doesn't all artists have their own style. Do you refer to the "movie" look which some seem to prefer?
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