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Finally done with this one. :w00t: The idea came to me after I decided I was going to watch the entire LOTR trilogy all over again which, incidentally, I finished today. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, especially since I had to study the balrog's skin closely to figure out exactly how I should approach making it. It's sort of my own interpretation I guess you could say. The tail is not actually a tail by the way; it's the balrog's whip.

Inspiration:The balrog from LOTR and Arrsistable's Fire Lord
Time taken: about 20 hours.
Made with:Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Wacom Intuos3
Layers:113

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horse legs - x
horse body - x
horns - x
fire 1 - x
fire 2 - x
fire 3 - x
fire 4 - x
fire 5 - x
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fire 7 - x
fire 8 - x
fire 9 - x
fire 10 - x
fire 11 - x
fire 12 - x
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:iconpoover:
POOVER Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
nice idea!
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:iconponyhallo1:
ponyhallo1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool! did you use photoshop?
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:iconheavenhelena:
HeavenHelena Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Goddammit oO
Youre Manip's Are Such So ... -Silence- Damn, my one's doesn't even look good ... Wow ...

LOTR BalRog Horse =D
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:iconindecision-designs:
indecision-designs Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Heh thank you ^^
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:iconveiledfire:
veiledfire Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Wowwwwwww. Amazing. Must... fave... the detail in this and how well it's blended together... amazinggg...
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:iconindecision-designs:
indecision-designs Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Thank you :) I'm glad you like it.
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:iconimp-studios:
imp-studios Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
I love. :D

-steals-
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:iconindecision-designs:
indecision-designs Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Lol thanks Imp :heart:
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:iconcorruptangel315:
corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
:wow: That looks amazing!
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:iconindecision-designs:
indecision-designs Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Thank you very much :)
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:iconcorruptangel315:
corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
You're welcome. :)
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:iconaltairian:
altairian Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
This is INSANE!

(in an awe-striking way)
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:iconindecision-designs:
indecision-designs Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Haha thanks :) I do suppose I was quite crazy for even coming up with the concept, but apparently that's what comes out of a marathon of Lord of the Rings movies.
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:iconpsycheinareddress:
psycheinareddress Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
I love this, its awesome
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:iconindecision-designs:
indecision-designs Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Thanks :)
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:iconfoolishsunsets:
foolishsunsets Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous and a freakin masterpiece...as soon as I saw the name I was like 'Oh, Lord of the Rings!' And I was so excited. :D
Looks amazing up close...perfect details.
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:iconindecision-designs:
indecision-designs Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Thank you :)
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:iconfoolishsunsets:
foolishsunsets Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod:
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:iconfantasystock:
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Wicked!! :+fav: Good work!! :)
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:iconindecision-designs:
indecision-designs Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Thank you very much :lol:
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:iconarrsistablestock:
ArrsistableStock Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Absolutely fantastic. :aww: This image depicts power at its grandest; you took two sources of inspiration and blended them into something that's yours.

:hug:
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:iconindecision-designs:
indecision-designs Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Thank you :D That means a lot to me, especially coming from a great artist such as yourself. Thanks for the nice stock and inspiration. :glomp:
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slime-stock Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Dayyyum. That is amazing! Thank you so much for using our stock! :heart:
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:iconindecision-designs:
indecision-designs Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Thank you :lol: and thanks for providing such great stock to work with.
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:iconslime-stock:
slime-stock Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
XD Most welcome ^^
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:iconragtime83:
ragtime83 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! Holy crap that's good...*passes out*
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:iconindecision-designs:
indecision-designs Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Thank you very much :glomp:
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:iconsparkeling-diamond:
sparkeling-diamond Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
You are absoulutly amazing hun! keep up the awesoem work! -wink-
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:iconindecision-designs:
indecision-designs Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Thank you very much. And thanks for the :+fav: :)
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:iconsparkeling-diamond:
sparkeling-diamond Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
My pleasure!
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:iconshadowraven1:
ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
You already know I think this is badass XD
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:iconreincarnationoffoxes:
reincarnationOFfoxes Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for using my stock! You blended all the fire in with your picture well.
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:iconindecision-designs:
indecision-designs Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Thank you :) And thanks for providing good stock to work with.
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:iconreincarnationoffoxes:
reincarnationOFfoxes Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
With pleasure!
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:iconkimtia:
kimtia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy smoke o__O

*stuffs under shirt when inde isn't looking;; whistles*

i love it
so much detail
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:iconindecision-designs:
indecision-designs Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
:rofl: Thank you.
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:iconkimtia:
kimtia Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome :P
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:iconlilabeastdressage:
lilabeastdressage Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Oh wow Inde! This is just stunning! I too, can stare at it for hours. Awesome work
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:iconindecision-designs:
indecision-designs Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Thank you very much :giggle:
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:iconbarracuda-78:
barracuda-78 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
:wow: Stunning!
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:iconindecision-designs:
indecision-designs Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Thank you very much :lol:
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:iconfallen-angel-designs:
Omg inde this is amazing. :O I could stare at it for hours! FANTASTIC!!!! It's soooo intricate. all the little details.... .wooooow. great job! I'm astounded
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:iconindecision-designs:
indecision-designs Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Thanks Angel :glomp:
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