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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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fluffyyen Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Who is who?
Fluttershy92306 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
"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."
RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Great artwork.
TheGerk1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Is it only me or is luna missing a leg?
TheGerk1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Never mind i just found it... now i feel silly
Brony4 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Let me guess Luna is the Witch King of Angmar.
Or in her cause something like: Nightmare Queen of Angmar.
Wildphoenix Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
3 rings (elves/alicorn)
7 for the dwarves/?)
9 for men/earth ponies?)

feel like immissing a group... did hobbits rings?
RainbowThis Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to see Lyradrial uploaded as her own vector. You made her look so beautiful! PLEEEASE ?!?!
shadowdark3 Featured By Owner 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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