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The Curse of Glaurung by ullakko The Curse of Glaurung by ullakko
A scene from The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien, where Niënor Níniel finds Túrin Turambar and the golden dragon Glaurung after the battle.

Ink liners and markers on A3 paper.
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:iconjadeyasmin:
JadeYasmin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student General Artist
This is very beautiful! I love your style.
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ullakko Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks muchly! <3
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Great work.
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
You're welcome.
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:iconlordhadrian:
lordhadrian Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Gorgeous piece :)
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconlordhadrian:
lordhadrian Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
You're very welcome :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Tragic, but beautiful!
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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vaoni-adolpha Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Absolutely spectacular. What a great piece of art! 
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! : D
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Dulliros Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The tragic aspect of the whole "Children of Húrin" story culminates in this scene.
I like the dragon in this illustration. I've tried some dragons, but I never succeeded. :-(

It's still diffcult for me to picture Glaurung as the "Golden Dragon". In my mind, gold doesn't match with the slimy, sinister, all devouring aspects of Glaurung. But that's what Tolkien said and so I tink I have to get used to it ;-)

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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I too think interesting looking dragons are surprisingly difficult to draw.
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:iconsilamir:
silamir Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013   General Artist
Finally Glaurung depicted in his actual color! hehe

This is beautiful :D
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Why thanks! :D :D
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RosephDream Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Wow! I love the story of Túrin, but it's so sad at the same time. It's like Romeo and Juliet: Romeo kills himself thinking that Juliet is dead but she's not and when she wakes up she discovers that Romeo is dead and kills herself... i-it's just so sad I'm going to cry :iconcryingplz:
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the comment, though. :)
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NolweNamiel Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Wonderful!
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Dino-Mario Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet!!!
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ullakko Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D
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AzaleaJones Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D
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JillHoffman Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like your style :heart: that's a great dragon.
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much, Jill! :joy:
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Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This was a truly sad story. I am so glad to see someone do scenes from books other than the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Have you read the Children of Hurin? It's a darker themed story but it develops what came after this particular event.
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
I haven't read Children of Hurin as separate book, yet! I'm definitely considering it, though.
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Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
If you manage to you won't be disappointed. It is my goal to have all of Tolkein's works added to my library... his writing has a lot of depth, I think that is why his popularity never really seems to go away.
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
i love your tolkien art, it's such a great interpretation
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm happy to hear this, thanks! <3
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alienmasked Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Wonderful drawing~~~ ^-^ I love the golden colors of the dragon, and the dinosaur-like ridges on it's back~ :D
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. :heart: :)
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alienmasked Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
You're welcome! :)
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Great piece. Really beautiful detail here.
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! <3<3<3
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
You're welcome :)
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sleighbelles Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous! I thought of Tolkien right away when I saw this.
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Ah, the point before the most tragic scene in the story...
Well one of them...
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah and yeah. :)
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tintacity Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lovely crosshatching and shading.the colors look great as well.
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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SpellsNSpooks Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
WOW!
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
aww D: this picture is amazing, i love all the detail!!
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ullakko Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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c-f-b Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Wow amazing job!! Beautiful style and coloring!
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! <3
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octopus-wakah Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Relly weel done ! Impressioning !
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