Balrog - As seen in Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Not the first Balrog I’ve done, but this one is based off this picture:

Even though it’s an ominous, apocalyptic image, there’s something kind of…adorable. I think it’s the tiny ember eyes in that big fiery magma shell. I wanted to do a version of the Balrog that stayed true to that image’s badass nature while also capturing some of that same cuteness.

Original Tumblr post here.