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Lord of the rings - Glaurung by Vaejoun Lord of the rings - Glaurung by Vaejoun
This piece is available as a limited print: ~DINA4 on the long side
More prints on Society 6: society6.com/meart

The black wyrm. Process on my blog and my cghub portfolio.
I plan on making this available as a print soon. I just have to find out the best way to do it.

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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
Damn that's badass!
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:iconlongingforautumn:
LongingForAutumn Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a really neat take on the old wyrm.
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chympi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
your work is amazing.
I just have one thing to say: from what I read on wiki, he seems like a truly vicious and maleficent character.
And from what you did, he looks more like a huge mad reptilian dragon. But he doesn't look that "evil minded" if I may say.
I dunno If it does make sense... To be fair your skills are just crazy good, so I hope you don't take this the wrong way.
Anyway, that's an awesome piece of work ;)
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pixzule Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
I know what you mean, he looks like a weapon not a overlord, right?
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:iconchympi:
chympi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Not sure what "overlord" means to be honest :D
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:iconpixzule:
pixzule Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Lol, pretty much just means evil ruler, a leader and commander
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:iconchympi:
chympi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Ok, so yeah that's what I meant
Still, your work kicks some serious ass.
Keep it up mate ;)
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:iconpixzule:
pixzule Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
(I'm not artist, just some guy who found the art)
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:iconpure-in-heart:
pure-in-heart Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
Beautiful piece!
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:iconmaccyjoe:
Maccyjoe Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a mighty, evil dragon. Oh my.
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:iconmlazari:
mlazari Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Super cool!
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:iconamrasfelagund:
AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Almost makes me think of the kaijus from Pacific Rim. Which makes sense, since Glaurung dwarfed Smaug by a significant margin...!
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Kimiko140 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student General Artist
A wild Sandslash appeared...XD
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:iconpoover:
POOVER Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Sorry to be this late, bud I also added a link to here from Wikia page.
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MuttMix Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Now that's worth a fav!
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Rabidus-Lepus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Tolkien's dragons are so hard to find well-drawn pictures of and sometimes we just need a good visual to bring his descriptions to life. Well done on providing both! :)
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vanmorrisman Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful piece, you've really captured the might and majesty of the father of dragons. Love his scales, he looks totally impervious :)
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anabilo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Epic just epic
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JRettberg Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
the motion in his scales is wicked cool. wish that guys flag wasn't so straight up. feel like the composition would be a bit stronger if he was pointing it at the dragon, so we're led through the composition a bit more. wonderful piece
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Epic :)
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cemac Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
I have included this wonderful artwork in the new feature for March 2014 on the front of the :icondigitaldelights: journal. Please :+fav: the journal so that more members will see your art, and thank you for being a member :heart:
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:iconpoover:
POOVER Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
I put this art on article of Glaurung on Lotr wikia lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Glaurung
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dark-precipice Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Glaurung is probably my favorite character from the Silmarillion, and you made him look so epic! :D 
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stuff-I-do Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
this is incredible. so alive. all in this is wonderful. 
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:iconwayleen:
Wayleen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Wow !!! He would have made a better Smaug than the one in the movie ! 
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You've captured perfectly the essence of a primordial dragon, as Glaurung is.
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POOVER Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
I agree wit.h you
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're a smart guy, then ;)
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:iconpoover:
POOVER Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
thank you man :D (Big Grin) 
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :)
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Neranella Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Fabulous ! :trophy:
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Wasn't he supposed to be golden? Amazing piece, by the way!
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Vaejoun Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is just my take on him, although there are quite a lot of paintings on him in other colors. Ive seen greyish-blue, black, red and maybe a golden one too. ^^
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
You're right, I've mostly saw him in colors other than golden. :XD: 
Nasmith has to be the one who used the color hinted in the book.
I especially like the design of your take, the shape. It's fascinating how he almost seems made of solified lava.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   Digital Artist
He is titled the Golden, so there has to be something in it.
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Right.
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:iconzorosen:
zorosen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome fan art of Glaurung :D
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5h0071n9-574R Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
hahah, that shit eats airplanes :D
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Awesome :D
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Pmejna Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student
Great!!!
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Always enjoy paintings of this dragon!
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:icononezumi:
Onezumi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
I love how you can see the fire building in its throat through the scales!
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:icondeadguybeer:
Deadguybeer Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deathwing, is that you?
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HelghastPredator Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Truly amazing!
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philby Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I normally like to post intelligent comments, but all I have is: Badass.
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gombez Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
wow epic!
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PwnageKitten Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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dayraven Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Impressive!
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Lily-Fu Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
this is awesome *_*
with your permission i feature it in my new digital art group digillustrate.deviantart.com/ :D
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Vaejoun Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Please do so
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