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LOTRO: Garaudan by Gorrem LOTRO: Garaudan by Gorrem
Concept art for "Lord of the Rings: Shadows of Angmar" by Turbine Games.

Monster-men in Middle-Earth that think they are wolves. It's like furries, except violent.
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Your pictures are great ! :)

Shame there are not any middle earth movies and games to left to made anymore... İts all finished :(

Wish movie makers inspire from pictutes like you made :D
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ogrebear Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Sooooo much detail!
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TheColdZephyr Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
It's hard to communicate just how much bigger than humans these guys are when they're set against a plain background: in-game, they tend to stand maybe 8-9 feet tall, albeit with a hunch. I wonder if that was always the intention, because then they must also be able to find giant wolves for their wolf-head hoods.
Did you see them as more or less human-sized?
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dloliver Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
if this guys armour could be included in the game my dwarf hunter would be one happy wee savage!
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:icondablooey:
Dablooey Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Ahh, Guaradan, they've killed me SOOOOOO many times.
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ChimneySweep22 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
kinda reminds me of the bad guys from 13'th warrior awesome job
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Shadowleaper Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, your description made me laugh! :D
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mysterious-shadow Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is awesome, love the detail with the blood and everything, well done!! :D
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MIT-Hellan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Student
"It's like furries, except violent."
lol [2]

Amazing work <33
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EmaCamU Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
"It's like furries, except violent."
lol

it's geat, it looks liek the trolls of the viking series of spawn (see spawn.com)
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undeadmenace Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
This is amazing. I only wish the Garaudans ingame looked as graphic as the concept.
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:iconmaniacsoul:
ManiacSoul Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
really awesome dude!
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
mindblowing!
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josh3cs Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
wow. amazing details. great work
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:iconjgarrington:
JGarrington Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these guys they are so funny, like big hairy lumberjacks Xp

:heart: Lotro :heart: ur art!
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friendbeast Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
When I saw this my fingers involuntarily did this: :headbang:
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DSil Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Student General Artist
Like the bear-men from The Thirteenth Warrior? Or was Crichton just ripping off Tolkien?

Great piece, the shading and intricate details make the design feel very real.
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Gorrem Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I am pretty sure they both based it on the same historical source because the description is pretty damn similar, substitute bears with wolves. Although technically, Tolkien wrote about it first. :P

Thanks!
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry to necro this post, but I have to ask :)

This guy is actually based off something in the books?! (I know you're the concept artist and not from the content dep., but I'm really curious about this one..)
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Gorrem Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not entirely sure if they were mentioned in the original trilogy, but we are also working with information based on the LOTR pen-and-paper RPG that is like 20 years old, so it is possible it is a reference from there, which could have been entirely made up or taken from the silmarils/Grey Havens etc. (which we DON'T have the rights to directly work from).
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
aha, it does sound like something from MERP. Thanks. ;)
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orgo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Hehe, dude I just fought one of these in Evendim the other day hahah.

He was a tough bastard.

Nice work!
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Gorrem Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks,

You know, I had no idea how big these guys were until they put them in the game. They're like, 12 feet tall, zomgz!
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dopepope Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
nicely done
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:iconkarimi:
Karimi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
<3 Beautiful

Got any cool game-developer stories yet ? :D
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Gorrem Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks,

"Cool" and "game-developer" aren't words that really go well together.

The events that have happened in the past months:

A Boffer-weapon tournament
a Magic: The Gathering competition
A Nerf Gun war

Not really cool. Fun, maybe.
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Karimi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
Haha well that stuff is cool ! ...right ? :p
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:iconhackmachine:
hackmachine Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Really cool.
Someone should make a costume like this and go to a furry con :D
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arracraidira Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
three gnolls were at the last con I went to. They were pretty awesome
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Tizrak Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
"Like furries, except violent"! I love that ... :) And you've really outdone yourself on this one ... It's beautiful work even by your already high standards. ;)
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maverickudo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
wolfie moo..
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:iconmikrd:
mikrd Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Me too, Great Piece!!!
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Guncraft Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
Wow, he definitely does look the part D: I thought it was an anthro wolf at first glance
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Rabid-Mochi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
Really nice! What did you use to color this?
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:icongorrem:
Gorrem Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Adobe CS2 I think
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:iconghostsushi:
ghostsushi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
wow, awesome
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My-Dark-Past Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007   Writer
Great work here! Very realistic.
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