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LOTRO: Cave Troll by Gorrem LOTRO: Cave Troll by Gorrem
A cave troll of Moria.

This is the only description in the book about them:

"There was a blow on the door that made it quiver; and then it began to grind slowly open, driving back the wedges. A huge arm and shoulder, with a dark skin of greenish scales, was thrust through the widening gap. Then a great, flat, toeless foot was forced through below. There was a dead silence outside."
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Artist
Amazing!
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:icondeathprayer13:
DeathPrayer13 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
can i use this drawing for something on my profile?
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:iconhestiasdragonborn:
HestiasDragonBorn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i've always wondered something. who keeps on giving the cave trolls weapons?!
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:iconbbwolf12:
bbwolf12 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Writer
the goblins of moria
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:iconhestiasdragonborn:
HestiasDragonBorn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
makes sense...makes a ton of sense.
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:icondanielsahn:
Danielsahn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
I really love your interpretation of Tolkien's cave troll, especially since he gave you so little to work with. What brings this piece alive for me is the way that this guy attached the weapons of his slain enemies to his club, both making him more intimidating and more actually dangerous at the same time! Also, the Dwarven skulls and axes that are a part of his clothing--a nice touch. I think the entire Fellowship would be hard pressed to stop this guy!
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:iconjeanpaul007:
jeanpaul007 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
is = a Colossus xd
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:icontrybiane:
Trybiane Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
nice wepon :D
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:iconbrianjmurphy:
BrianJMurphy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   General Artist
Sweeeet! :D
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:iconlikedaniel:
LikeDaniel Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
I love that weapon! SO cool!
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:icondavidsimpson2112:
DavidSimpson2112 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
like the idea of the spears tied to his weapon its cool.
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:iconarrentknave:
ArrentKnave Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, wouldn't wanna tangle with that guy!
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:iconrzenio:
Rzenio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
definitely better than the movie:)
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:iconcyrax76:
cyrax76 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow, looks like killer croc, from batman arkham asylum :D
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:iconskwidvishus:
SkwidVishus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional
So, for someone who's interested in learning digital art; where would you suggest beginning? BTW, This is smokin' hot work!!
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:icongorrem:
Gorrem Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ty! Honestly, the internet is a good place to start. Online courses like Gnomon can help you get your feet wet.
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:iconjompie:
Jompie Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
impressive artwork
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:iconejardkethot:
ejardkethot Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student
woooahh...this is awesome
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:iconsporemin:
Sporemin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Amazing.
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:iconzardoz582000:
zardoz582000 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Absolutely magnificent! Beautiful! HOW do you do this? I'm a graphics design major at the university of alabama in mobile. THIS is the scale and depth of fantasy art I aspire to. Do you have any tutorials? Or perhaps just simple advice?
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:iconsimarillion:
Simarillion Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
uuh.. evil! =]
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:iconskulexander:
Skulexander Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's one badass-looking troll!
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:iconskulexander:
Skulexander Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's one badass-looking troll!
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:iconelenluin:
Elenluin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Takes a while to defeat these guys, so I've come to appreciate the work put into them. Very nice.
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:iconlucaslovera:
LucasLovera Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Cool
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:icondrofdemonology:
DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Writer
I'd certainly run the hell away! :iconlawooplz:
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:iconcheskamouse:
CheskaMouse Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Ok, Now this is a Cave Troll!
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:icondrofdemonology:
DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Writer
Go that right! :thumbsup:
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:icongreateralinoe:
GreaterAlinoe Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Goo design - May i use it for non commercial project ? For a Fun Card Magic The gathering ?
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:icongorrem:
Gorrem Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You mean to make up your own card? Sure as long as it stays non profit.
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:icongreateralinoe:
GreaterAlinoe Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Yes. it's just a personnal project.

thanks
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:iconxxrockinprincessxx:
XxRockinPrincessxX Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish they had used something like that on the movie!
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:iconwis666:
wis666 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Very impressive !!!
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:iconnomadfromhell:
NomadFromHeLL Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Nice work, it looks great ^^
That's what they actually should have looked in the movies :D
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:icondante-valentyn:
Dante-Valentyn Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
i like the awkward proportions and the creative clothes and weaponry, how long did it take? o.0
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:icongorrem:
Gorrem Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
a week I think!
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:icondante-valentyn:
Dante-Valentyn Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
nice, it looks great! did you use any references at all?
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:icongorrem:
Gorrem Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I tried to be as close to the book description as possible. For the texture on the troll, I think I was looking at alligators. Thanks!
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
excellent stuff!
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:iconlivvia-norsk-goddess:
Woah
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:iconlord0slayer:
Lord0Slayer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
"They've got a cave troll!"
Heh, I don't know why I like that line so much.

Very good job. And you added so many extra little details, like the bearded dwarf skulls and axes decorating it's loinclth, the spears and swords onto his club. The one thing that's wrong with it is that the hand holding the club seems to be much bigger than the other one, or perhaps that was intentional?

Very nicely done. Good job.
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:iconlivin-in-the-moment:
livin-in-the-moment Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
wow this is amazing XD
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:iconishmadrad:
ishmadrad Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Impressive.
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:iconhotarukagurazaka:
HotaruKagurazaka Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This...Is...EPIC!!!You are awesome at this!!!
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:iconroluevasvasreisa:
RoluevasVasReisa Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is a very very epic drawing! Sooo badass and amazing! and this should definitly be what trolls look like in Lord of hte rings, well cave trolls =D
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:icontolhaller:
tolhaller Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Jaw dropped, cannot speak
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:iconnahar-doa:
Nahar-Doa Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Interface Designer
İf this guy had taken a role in the movie... I wouldn't see it.
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:iconsmokygouda:
smokygouda Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
The scales and the teeth and the club are terrifying! This is a fantastic design. I would NOT want to encounter that troll.
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kenfreelance Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Superb!
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karanaglephoto Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the texture of the scaly skin. At work I had to paint a few troll models and they are easy to paint, but somehow still missing something. I think the models need that level of texture and better facial expressions.
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