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Balrog by DavidKarlsson Balrog by DavidKarlsson
Balrog of Morgoth. Balrogus maximus. Demon from the underworld. Uhhh... fiery thing?

To quote Gandalf here:

"A balrog. A demon of the ancient world. This foe is beyond any of you... RUN!!!"
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Mekronid Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016
Run through a contrast/colorize filter and chop off the signature? mafaka.deviantart.com/art/Balr…
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artechniq Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That makes no sense, the proportions aren't even remotely alike.
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Mekronid Featured By Owner Edited Dec 30, 2016
It appears stretched vertically. I asked the question because the two images look so close. I've never seen the reference, so I don't know why pretty much everything sans the levels and a couple of lines are so similar. That's why I asked instead of reporting it. It makes plenty of sense you turd.
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artechniq Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thanks for the compliment <3

Anyway, the reference for this is actually not very hard to find
Quick google search: www.thelandofshadow.com/wp-con…
Kind of silly to decide to run around and report people's artwork because two people decided to use the same reference for their drawing.
And no, even if it were stretched out, the drawing's proportions are not exactly alike. So it makes no sense to assume that the artwork was stolen.
Not to mention that I personally saw the making and progress of this drawing.

Get lost.
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Mekronid Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Ye, somebody didn't read. I wasn't sure, so I *didn't* report it. It's not hard to add random lines in paint and call something original. But thanks for pointing out the source.
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DavidKarlsson Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No :)
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Mekronid Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
Okay thanks. It's a badass illustration.
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DavidKarlsson Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! It is similar, but there are also a lot color/line discrepancies. If I were to have copied it, I would've needed to do quite a bit more than run a filter over it. I was a bit surprised though, since I didn't know anyone had basically drawn the same picture before. I just took one of the screencaps from the movie that I thought looked good.
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Mekronid Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Ye, like the flame behind the horn and the rightmost tooth. I'm not really an artist but I've been fiddling around with filters for months, so aside from the small structural differences it's hard for me to see it. But, I've seen people come up with nearly identical images by chance several times, which is why I asked.
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Omegaman120 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
"I am a servant of the sacred fire. Wielder of the flame of anor! Dark fire shall not avail you! Flame of Udûn!"
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Cold-Guts Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Gud, va du är bra! 
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DavidKarlsson Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nej nej, det räcker med att kalla mig David :) Och tack!
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Timmey007 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks amazingly SUPAAAA
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FriedKeyboard Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
"Swords have no more use here!"

Later, Gandalf kills it with a sword.
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Achetta Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
IT IS THE MOST SCARING BALROG EVER !
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GuzzleMuzzle Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Hauntingly beautiful. <3
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eat-ride-listen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome, great job with the lighting :)
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DavidKarlsson Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :3
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eat-ride-listen Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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The-Avatar Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So... you just took a screencap of the Balrog from the film, and put a filter on it.

Great job.
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DavidKarlsson Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I drew it, which you can easily tell by the stray lines and stuff that you'll see if you zoom in.

I'll take your assumption as a compliment though, so thank you <3
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stuff-I-do Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
sly i notice it was draw even not zooming it :|
GREAT JOB!
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DavidKarlsson Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Neranella Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Very cool ! :dance:
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DavidKarlsson Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Neranella Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
:aww:
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PLASTIC-ROBOT-COMIC Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where's Gandolf when you need him? Nice illustration.
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DavidKarlsson Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got a Gandalf drawing coming up shortly, actually! :D And thank you!
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artechniq Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, so instead of me trying to make shit up for the emoticons, this is what i looked like when I saw your drawing:

:iconcannotevenplz:
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DavidKarlsson Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT IS HOW I LOOK WHEN I SEE ANY OF YOUR DRAWINGS!
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artechniq Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SHERT ERP :heart: your drawings are way better than mine!
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DavidKarlsson Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SHERT ERP BETCH <3
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artechniq Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU SHERT ERP MOTHA LICKA :heart:
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Zombies8MyWaffle Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
this is so bad ass o.o :D
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DavidKarlsson Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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artechniq Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Hello. I David. I come Sweden make draw fiery thing. Ok."

:heart:
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DavidKarlsson Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok.

<3

:D
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artechniq Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconglompsomethingplz: :thumb323567641: :iconlemmeglompyou2plz:
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artechniq Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw that didn't work :C
I fail at DeviantART. i was supposed to glomp your drawing. how do you even...never mind YOU GET THE POINT :heart:
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DavidKarlsson Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wert... Jessy.... yes you fail <3 <3 <3
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artechniq Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:(

:heart: :heart:
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