Seriously — just stare at this painting, called "Battle at Monghadi," for a moment, and notice the head of the awesome beast leaping out of the fire with the archer on its back. And tell me you don't hear some serious metal guitar playing in your head.

The artwork of Jordy Lakiere contains many such moments of badassery. See for yourself over at Jordy's site — and check out a few more of our favorites below. [via Fuck Yeah Concept Art]

Glaurung, Father of Dragons and his Orc Host


The Shaming of the King

Troll Siege