Lord of the Rings Tattoo

I’ve got an upcoming appointment with a high school friend at Dolorosa in Studio City in the coming weeks. After years, I have finally settled on an idea (yes I am one to take way to long to make a decision).

the Lord of the Rings Tattoo

  • Location: Right thigh
  • Tatto: The scene in which Gandalf fights Balrog

Graphic sketches

I’ve been gathering some images from the film and artist renderings. I know the daemon comes off as a dark shadow in the book but more of a fire devil in the film. So I am trying to balance both as much as possible in the final idea.

My thoughts

I am thinking of capturing the point in which Balrog starts to fall down the cave so as to only have to show most of his head and the rest can then be in shadow. Then more of the focal point can be on Gandalf and the bearers in the back.

Feedback

Would you advise to this? What are you thoughts?