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A Last Alliance by shadowdark3 A Last Alliance by shadowdark3
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This one came together quicker than I thought it would. I tried some new stuff out, including some more shapely shadows, a different filter, and a few other small things. How's the "My LotR Pony" text in the corner working for you guys? I like having it, but I can fade it out if it feels in the way.

I've got Elendil being played by an unnamed (according to the MLP wiki) pegasus pony. I pretty much just picked him out because I thought his mane looked great; very kingly. I've got Daring Do as Isildur (yeah, I'm using a character from a book in a show to play a character from a different book which was adapted into a movie ;p). I know he doesn't have a weapon, but a little known fact about Isildur is that he was a champion applebucker. No sword necessary. He'll be snagging the broken Narcil in a few scene's anyway =P. Then of course Octavia as Elrond.

No Gil-galad here. I might be able to maybe get him into the fight against Sauron scene, if I can convey both him and Elendil being slain. Anyhow, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

I'm looking at a busy week ahead of me, but the next scene should be pretty awesome, and I'll be working on it whenever I get the chance. :D

One last thing: since these pictures are primarily vector-based, I see no reason not to upload very high resolution images. If there's a demand for lower resolution versions (say, for example, if you've nearly filled your hard drive with pony pictures and need to conserve space ;), I can upload that as well and put a DL link in the description.


Update: At the request of :iconrorycon:, I am making the source files available. The SVG file includes all my reference pictures, and all layers are named in the PSD file. I hope looking at these files will be of use in one way or another.
SVG download: [link]
PSD download: [link]
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:iconsturmlion1:
Sturmlion1 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Elendil is a Pegasus? Would have figured him for a Earth Pony the size of Big Mac!
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bullshark45 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
why does my little pony get into everything? looking for stuff and i find more pony bullshit
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RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Good work.
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:iconrelativeequinox:
RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah...a last alliance of ponies and...more ponies!
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GiromCalica Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*Madness: Project Nexus main theme plays*
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Emperordaniel Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Awesomeness! Is this any scene in particular (such as the Battle of Dagorlad, in front of the Black Gate), or is it just a generic picture of the Last Alliance? :)

I think Daring Do makes a great Isildur, as Aragorn was descended from him and apparently looked quite similar to him; and Daring Do is the pony with the closest appearance to that of Rainbow Dash. I also like the Pegasus that plays Elendil, although I was kinda secretly hoping that he would be a little bigger (he was 2.41 meters tall in the books). :P

Looking forward to the next picture; and hoping you add some dwarves in as well, if possible - the King of Moria ("Mareia"?) came with a few thousand to join the Alliance. ;)
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BB-K Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo, I see Elven blade.
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Shire-Folk Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
This has made my week until the Royal Wedding.
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Mysticwrites Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
:O

Will you marry me? Wait, this is the internet, I take that back. But seriously, hot damn this is so, so awesome! Like, I look like Pinkie Pie staring at this, hahaha. Keep up the amazing work, friend! I can't wait for the next installment!
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kit-triforce Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this series! Might I ask why you put this and the last one out under a standard copyright, and not under Creative Commons, as you did the first? Since under CC it's permitted, I've printed a few of "First Look" out to give away (not sell, all credit to you). With the full copyright, I need your permission.
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shadowdark3 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry about that; I've been half asleep when uploading the past two scenes. I updated them both to use CC now. Thank you for your support!
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kit-triforce Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU!!!!
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Michael-GoldenHeart Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Daring Do!!!!!
Octavia: Destroy it!!!
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Frei9ht Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
:iconwatmemeplz:
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:icontheorak:
Theorak Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Daring-Dwarf? neat
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shadowdark3 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The pose combined with her open wings and that darn helmet might have thrown off my scaling a wee bit. :hmm:
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Theorak Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Curse my head, Isildur is no dwarf! She looks kinda small tough.
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AndersHedstrom Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Such an awesome concept you've got going on there, and your vector work is flawless. :D Hat off to you, good sir!
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Rasgonras Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
I never even noticed there was a text, I was so enticed by the ponies.

I see you did strap the sword to the hoof :D

And I'm looking forward to see Sauron. Really your pictures are the greatest in Ponydom.
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shadowdark3 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you; you're too kind. :blushes:
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Rasgonras Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
I most definitely am not. Awesome artists deserve recognition, and I practice what I preach ;)
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RecklessKaiser Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
All of your The Lord the Rings pony scheme pictures are awesome and this one isn't the exception; I totally loved the characters you pick out for Elrond and Isildur, they fit them very well! :nod: I wish I could know more about the pony you picked for Elendil, I don't remember him from somewhere else; he looks very kingly indeed. :thumbsup:

You did a great work on this one with their poses and outfits. Seriously, I can't wait to see the next picture of this series, it's coming up great so far! :+fav: :horns:
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CheshireAndAlice Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the text, but I feel if you do indeed fade it, it won't steal away as much attention from the main scene and our eyes will focus more on the ponies.. ^^ So I think it'll be very beneficial!

And the shading effect looks great! ^^ I love it so much! Really adds!
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shadowdark3 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll go ahead and fade it out some in the next scene. :D
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CheshireAndAlice Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! :D It'll be fun to compare it! :aww:
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