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The Bridge of Khazad-dum

The Bridge of Khazad-dum


The Bridge of Khazad-dum
1995, approximately 50 x 70 cm.
The 1997 Tolkien calendar
This painting has a lengthy genesis. I originally did a sketch of Glorfindel's final battle with the Balrog - bloated moon, flying cloud, icy mountain peak, the whole lot - but it was judged too harsh for a book cover and went quietly to sulk in a box in the attic for a few years.
In 1989 it surfaced again after a spring cleanup and Glorfindel became Gandalf and the bridge of Khazad-dum replaced the precipice.
I made the error of masking the Gandalf silhouette before drawing it properly, and he spent the duration of the picture shuffling back and forth on the bridge with his staff and Glamdring stuck in one place until he finally found firm footing...



The Lord of the Rings Part 1: The Fellowship of the Ring - Highbridge audio edition/front
The Lord of the Rings Part 1: The Fellowship of the Ring - Highbridge audio edition/back

The Silmarillion - France

The History of the Lord of the Rings Volume 1: The Return of the Shadow (Spain)
Realms of Tolkien - Japan
The Tolkien Library - The History of the Lord of the Rings Volume 1: The Return of the Shadow (Spain)
 
 
Keywords: Gandalf, Balrog, Tolkien
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