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Hurin Thalion by GustavoMalek Hurin Thalion by GustavoMalek
"Then all the hosts of Angband swarmed against them, and they bridged the stream with their dead, and encircled the remnant of Hithlum as a gathering tide about a rock. There as the sun westered on the sixth day, and the shadow of Ered Wethrin grew dark, Huor fell pierced with a venomed arrow in his eye, and all the valiant Men of Hador were slain about him in a heap; and the Orcs hewed their heads and piled them as a mound of gold in the sunset.
"Last of all Húrin stood alone. Then he cast aside his shield, and wielded an axe two-handed; and it is sung that the axe smoked in the black blood of the troll-guard of Gothmog until it withered, and each time that he slew Húrin cried: 'Aurë entuluva! Day shall come again!' Seventy times he uttered that cry; but they took him at last alive, by the command of Morgoth, for the Orcs grappled him with their hands, which clung to him still though he hewed off their arms; and ever their numbers were renewed, until at last he fell buried beneath them. Then Gothmog bound him and dragged him to Angband with mockery." (The Silmarillion, Chapter 20).

Húrin was the eldest son of Galdor, and Lord of Dor-lómin after him. He was captured by Morgoth at the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, and he and his kin were cursed by the Dark Lord. After the death of his son Túrin, Morgoth released him from bondage. Húrin was the greatest warrior of the First Age of Middle-earth and one of my favorite character. I tried to draw him in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad. The point of view is of a Troll :lol: (I swear it is the last time that I do something with a top point of view).

Full view and critiques are welcome. :)
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Oznerol-1516 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this drawing, this artworks has force! It powerful and passionate, energic! It trully achieves to show us the desperation of the Hurin's last stand against the endless hordes of Morgoth! This drawing has a unique epicness feel, and the character has an special "grandeur". The point of view is superbly chosen, and the colouring and texturing of Hurin is also masterful, this is my favourite artwork from yours, it is inspired, and magnificent!

Thanks for sharing some as wonderful as this!

Regards

Signed: Oznerol.
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Jazon19 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
:D Awesome, Tolkiens single most depressing story in the entire lot of them!
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Eriagon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Impressive, the only critique I can come with is: where's his chainmail? :)
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GustavoMalek Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Chainmail?! Why he needs a chainmail? He's Húrin, the steadfast! He spits in Morgoth's face. He doesn't need a chainmail. =D
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juliann108 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Amazing. I like his clothes, hair and eyes. Really good :clap:
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GustavoMalek Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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mentat0209 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
Dude that is awesome... I've just got a photoshop, and am trying to color some of my pics my self. You should edit a tutorial for n00bs like myself LOL
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Damirius Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work you've did a really good job!

Feel free to comment my gallery
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Interesting way to show strong emotions...
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Saberhagen Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
Great drawing! It really pays homage to the character's strengh and valor. It's also an effective style, powerful and crisp. Nice work!
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