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'I threw down my enemy...' by DonatoArts 'I threw down my enemy...' by DonatoArts
'I threw down my enemy...'
29" x 44"
Oil on Panel
2012

A new painting I recently premiered at Spectrum Live in Kansas City back in May. I created a nice blog post on the piece, including the preliminary work for it:

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Enjoy!
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:iconstevenasimpson:
stevenasimpson Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Comment from Steven who is a HUGE fan of this painting: Simply SUPERB, SUPERB, SUPERB! Love the curves of the wing talons!
Comment from Steven who is a stickler (and not trying to be a dick): Balrogs don't have wings, despite what P. Jackson & co. may think.
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PressTheEject Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
The awesomeness in this painting is in biblical proportions, great work!
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:icontr01ka:
Tr01ka Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh, so it's your art?
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:iconforestshifter:
Forestshifter Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! this is amazing! :)
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:iconmistikfantasy:
Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fly fool!
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:icond-eto-x:
D-eTo-X Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Hollllyyyy Christ My mind is blown. Gandalf is the MAN
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:iconshish-shuu:
shish-shuu Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
This is absolutely stunning! There is just so much detail and texture put into it, I really can't describe how beautiful it is.
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:iconprojector22:
projector22 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant
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:iconjamdeski:
Jamdeski Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh wow! Saw this in ImagineFX a long time ago, had no idea the creator was here on deviantART.

Absolutely fantastic talent, well done!
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:iconzevranarainai1:
zevranarainai1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Marvelous!
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:iconnfteixeira:
nfteixeira Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What do you mean?! Peter Jackson hasn't called you to be a part of the Silmarillion?! ;)
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:iconraven-mackay:
raVen-MacKay Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Wow! Awesome job! The details are amazing. It's always nice to see such great traditional paintings!
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:iconsaron16gas:
Saron16gas Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Unreal... amazing art love it completely
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:icontamaranorbust:
tamaranorbust Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Wow LOTR Renaissance! Well done.
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:iconha-heeprime:
Ha-HeePrime Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your oil work is very impressive. Wish I could see it in real life. Love that blue in the snow.
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing oil work! I love LOTR.
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:icondragonsong17:
dragonsong17 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gandaaaaalf!!! :D That is amazing!
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:iconshiftingwinds125:
ShiftingWinds125 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Beautiful! XD
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:iconlaurynduerr:
laurynduerr Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
...and smote his ruin upon the mountainside.
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
:D
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:icondaniel666krieg:
daniel666krieg Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Artist
extreme formality!! Congratulations beautiful work!
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:icondraingored:
Draingored Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Just saw this on FB. Have you looked at the work of John Martin? He did apocalyptic paintings, and it definitely has that vibe! Cheers!
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:icontiesei:
Tiesei Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   General Artist
fantastic!
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:iconcharbonardent:
CharbonArdent Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
This is absolutely stunning! I really love this :love:
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:icongoodthings000:
GoodThings000 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Awesome
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:icondragon-ling:
Dragon-Ling Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Incredible!!!
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:iconinfractiangelus:
InfractiAngelus Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
love.
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:icon5abneys:
5Abneys Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Wow, powerful.
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:iconalicexz:
alicexz Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazingggggg
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconrandomfoxfan:
RandomFoxFan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
epic battle and sweet win X3 kick ass pic :3
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconcheshfire:
CheshFire Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   General Artist
"I thew down my enemy and smout him upon the mountain side."
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:iconartofty:
ArtofTy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
That feels real epic man, nice one!
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:iconnicanorjourney:
NicanorJourney Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
I love your interpretation of Tolkien's characters and creatures. Your Balrog has such a traditional demon look to it and I love it!
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:icongabriel-verdon:
Gabriel-Verdon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
One of the best Lord of the Rings illustrations I've ever seen, from the master himself.
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:iconlathander1987:
lathander1987 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
incredible!
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:iconpwarner184:
pwarner184 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wow! Just wow!
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:iconthecomicartist:
TheComicArtist Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Great GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! its really great.. can see this painting for hours evn days... the details of this one is awesome...
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:iconerykh:
erykh Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconprimulatook:
primulatook Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a wonderful vision
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:iconlumzi23:
lumzi23 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"I threw down my enemy and smote his ruin upon the mountainside."

Lovely work.
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:iconflow-hamen:
flow-hamen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
WWAAAOOOOH! Amazing work, all my respect!
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:iconedgarsandoval:
EdgarSandoval Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Amazing work!!! wow! :D
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:icongigger1005:
gigger1005 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOOUUUUUUUU CANNOT PASS!!!!!!!
very nice:)
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:iconsupermarioart:
supermarioART Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible!Wow!;-)
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:iconbabymordred121:
Babymordred121 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   General Artist
Badass! Love the personality in the snow!
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Gandalf and the Balrog? Magnificent work!
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Breathtaking! Really beautiful work!
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:iconmrhollow:
mrhollow Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
This took a lot of work, bravo!
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Feb 9, 2012, 2:25:33 PM
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