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Morgoth, the First Dark Lord by Gileryd Morgoth, the First Dark Lord by Gileryd
The image represents my vision of Morgoth, Tolkien's first Dark Lord. I tried to capture his power and malice, his dark essence rather his physical appearance (which was so masterfully represented by Ted Nasmith, John Howe and few other artists).
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:iconlordofthunder78:
Lordofthunder78 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  New Deviant Student General Artist
My picture's Morgo--Wait! I mean, I'M Morgoth! (Phew, that was a close one!)Sweating a little... 
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Gileryd Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
:D (Big Grin) :happybounce: 
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mavadohelghanmaul Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016
awesome job 
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menslady125 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's okay. I didn't need to to sleep tonight anyway.
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Iron117Prime Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice
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Nerdy-Viking Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In many ways I wish THIS was how they portrayed Sauron in the films, solely because this was dark and abstract, which he was like his servants (Nazgul) Since his true form had long since been lost (before the ring was taken) I would imagine he would be made of solid shadows which became amorphous and chaotic at random. Morgoth's depiction here is perfect
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Laharl234 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sauron's more humanoid form was probably unseen in the tower. Nobody ever said the Eye was entirely Sauron's form, they just said it was the 'face' of it.
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ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heck yeah
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jemdesign Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Truly one of the greatest imaginings of a malicious dark lord I have ever seen! Good job!
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LordUltimate Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice bro.
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verlorenhoffnung Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
how can i get this in a huge poster? my wall is naked without it....
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Quilleninque Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
If your goal was to capture Morgoth's dark essence, you absolutely succeeded. The way you've portrayed him oozes malevolence and drips with evil. As a lover of all things Tolkien, I absolutely adore this piece. Well done, Gileyrd. Well done, indeed.
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OnyxSturm Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Writer
You know, while reading 'The Silmarillion' I never really could picture his appearance inside my head.

Unil now, that is. Amazing job :)

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'I come from Yonder.'
-Khamul, 'The Lord of the Rings'
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Herotime Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Epic!
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kalcamine Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just magnificent
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BurningBlaze95 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic... No other words describe it.
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DevineEmperorMeiji Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Someone is in for a world of hurt...
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Me-n-d-122-lozenges Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Cool!
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immoralhazard666 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
love this it's awesome!!!!!
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kill321 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
epic.you cant describe it with other words. just simply epic.
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starlight2infinity Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
:wow: Fantastic Art :clap::rose:
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Gileryd Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :D
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starlight2infinity Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
welcome :)
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Shenya-King Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
See...if THIS was the guy causing all the crap in the end of the Third Age, Frodo and his little pals would have been dead in about the first fourth of the first book.

I mean, c'mon, Sauron got beat by a midget, his gardner, and a crack-head. :P
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Gileryd Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
hehe Thanks! :D
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Shenya-King Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
welcome! LotR forever!
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Gileryd Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
:salute:
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Shenya-King Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
*Walks into a bookstore, burns all the Twilight related books, replaces them with the works of Tolkien, Luis, and other masters kids these days should know about*

Y'know what? When Harry Potter first came out, I thought "Wow...this is just...dumb." Then I got used to it and sorta enjoyed it. Then the Inheritence books (Eregon and such) came out and I thought "Geeze, this is really dumb! Harry Potter is cool compaired to this." But meh I read 'em anyways. And now Twilight....yes well At least the creators of Potter and Eregon KNOW HOW TO WRITE!

o.o Still LotR kills them all easily. Not even a fair fight. Tolkien is a Valar as far as I'm concerned. Those other writers are just human. That Stephanie person (creator of Twilight and such) I'm not so sure about.
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Gileryd Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Well, you know what they say - there's no sense arguing about taste, everyone has a different one. ;)
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Shenya-King Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
I am of the firm belief that humanity is stupid. Ingenous, tenacous, sexy, and even delicous, but overall...stupid.
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Gileryd Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
haha! You and my wife would get along great! :giggle:
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Omniczar Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
A very very VERY nice deviantion of Morgoth (AKA Melkor). I'm impressed. When it comes to artistry this is some of the best I've seen. And being an 'Arda Loremaster' has gotten me to know muh about Morgoth himself. In fact, he wasn't just the first Dark Lord, he was the being from which all evil stems. Anyway, keep these drawings up! They look great!
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Gileryd Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much for your kind comment! :)
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Omniczar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Of course.
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starlightdraik Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
love the cloak.
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TheAdversarySucceeds Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Student Writer
I absolutely love this! You've definitely captured his power, and expressed his evil really well. That is necessary in order to really portray this villain accurately; as he is Tolkien's - quite possibly the greatest fantasy author of all time - equivalent of Satan in the Middle-Earth world(which is what he intended, actually).
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Eldaranel-Arquendi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best Melkor's portrait I ever seen.
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Nyar1athotep Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous... I really love this. He's a captivating character, and you truly captured that. ^_^
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vb111 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Such a striking work, great job!
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horrorpheliac Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
this is like one of the best pics of morgoth i've seen but i think that th cape/robe looks to long in the bottom (looks a bit like spawn)
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ninjajib Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
i havent seen many renditions of morgoth...and fell asleep halfway through the book ^.^ but what this defenitely fits with the evil vibe and all
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Gileryd Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Maybe you should get a pot of coffee and try reading it again! :giggle: Thanks for the comment and the fav!
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ninjajib Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
hahaha, nope, not happening. very dry book, nu uh, ill just wait until you make a full visual remake of the epicness :))
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Gileryd Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
hehe I see, so you're more of a Harry Potter kinda person. :giggle: I don't know about "full visual remake", but I am working on something atm. ;)
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ninjajib Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
lmfao, nope not harry potter, i was the guy sleeping in the theater when my gf dragged me there. sounds exciting, what you working on or is that a super secret project. and if you must know i prefer the dune chronicles
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Gileryd Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I'm working on Morgoth's home actually. It should go nicely with this image. ;) I like Dune as well!
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ninjajib Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
sounds exciting cant wait to see it
but you have to admit the silmarillion was hella dry
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Gileryd Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! It's gonna be awhile before I finish it, lotsa work atm. Stay tuned! ;)
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Puuronen Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Perfect!
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Gileryd Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! :D
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