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My LotR Pony: First Look by shadowdark3 My LotR Pony: First Look by shadowdark3
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Finally! After working on it for an embarrassingly long amount of time, here it is: the picture to signal the beginning of my new series of "My LotR Pony" pictures!

Now is the time where you have the opportunity to have a say in how I continue. I'm looking for feedback concerning a few specific things, and would love to get some thoughts on some of these (though of course, any and all comments are greatly appreciated :D):

~How do you feel about hair color being modified to match the character better? The original colors stuck out like a sore thumb, but I could see them working if the saturation levels were dropped about 40%.

~Apple Bloom's bow...I could honestly go either way on this one. I think she looks like a pretty good Sam without it, but the bow is a pretty significant visual identifier for Apple Bloom, so whether she's wearing one or not in the future will depend totally on feedback. If people are indifferent, I'll leave her without.

~Boots and shoes; how do we feel about those? So much of the ponies are covered up by clothes, gear, and armor, I wanted at least some of their color to come through. However, I think hoof-boots look great, and I'm more than willing to add them if you guys are willing to sacrifice a bit of color (it felt like 90% of the colors I was using for clothes and armor were grey, brown, or green).

~Any character ambiguity? Specifically with the CMC. Can you tell which is Sam, which is Merry, and which is Pippin?

~General impressions of the characters in the picture.*

Also, let me know if you'd like an explanation for why I cast a particular pony as a certain character. I'd add that in the description, but I don't want it to be too long. =P

Anyway, hope you like it!
Oh, and please be sure to give credit if you post this up anywhere or use it for something. :aww:

*I know most people identify the Balrog by his whip, but I simply could not get a whip to look good. My friends were convinced that without his whip in the picture, he's not really the Balrog.
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MLPGOTHSHY Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Best Gimli ever.
SonicXAnimefan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Artist
"You cannot pass. I am a servant of the Secret Fire. Go back from whence you came. You cannot pass!!!"
f-a-n-g-i-r-l Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
haha rarity
mankindHABIT Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
cid984 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
silly artists fluttershy isnt gimli lol seriously tho good art

MrOuf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Just Awesome !
Moonstar0214 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student General Artist
I would make Applejack Aragorn!
hooon Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Where's Pinkie ?
sucieFue Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Pony Deaths FTW
DarthGoldstar710 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Interesting. :)
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