First of all, I promise the next one will look better
. This was originally several panels showing up through Sauron's betrayal, but they didn't turn out as I envisioned, and Sauron ended up looking like a bug (lol). Anyway, I'm sure you notice a small discrepancy in the number of ponies here and the number of rings forged. I hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive me for not drawing 19 ponies for this scene
The rest of the scenes for the prologue, I'm going to focus on a single panel and doing a really good job on it, instead of planning out multiple panels, rushing through them, and ending up with pictures I'm not 100% satisfied with. Scenes with dialogue will lend themselves much better to a multi-panel format anyways.
I think the next few scenes, depicting the battle at Mt. Doom, are shaping up really well, and I'm very excited to finish those. I've got a pony in mind for Isildur who I think would be just daring enough to cut the ring from Sauron's finger.
Oh, and if you noticed my shameless recreation of the background wall from S1 E2, I'm going to avoid that in the future. I was just desperate for any background that wasn't a flat black square, lol. That may have worked in the movie, but it just wasn't cutting it for the picture.