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Forging of the Great Rings by shadowdark3 Forging of the Great Rings by shadowdark3
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First of all, I promise the next one will look better :D. 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 =P.

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.
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:iconfluttershy92306:
Fluttershy92306 Sep 11, 2013
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
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:iconjokerz-1824:
"It began with the forging on the Great Horseshoes.  Three were given to the Alicorns, immortal, fairest and wisest of all beings,  Seven to the Pegasus Lords, great storm-bringers and sky-masters of the cloud halls.  And nine, nine were given to the race of Earth Ponies, who above all else desire power."
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:iconthegerk1:
Is it only me or is luna missing a leg?
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:iconthegerk1:
Never mind i just found it... now i feel silly
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:iconbrony4:
Let me guess Luna is the Witch King of Angmar.
Or in her cause something like: Nightmare Queen of Angmar.
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:iconwildphoenix:
3 rings (elves/alicorn)
7 for the dwarves/?)
9 for men/earth ponies?)

feel like immissing a group... did hobbits rings?
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RainbowThis Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to see Lyradrial uploaded as her own vector. You made her look so beautiful! PLEEEASE ?!?!
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shadowdark3 Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because Lyra is such an awesome pony, and because you asked so nicely, I see no reason why I shouldn't upload her as her own vector. :)
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RainbowThis Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Yay! TY
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