Shadowfax: King of the Mearas by paulab

Shadowfax: King of the Mearas

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Added: Jan 29, 2003
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(Legolas speaking) ... 'See how they run! There is Hasufel, And there is my friend Arod beside him. But there is another that strides ahead: A very great horse. I have not seen his like before.' 'Nor will you again,' said Gandalf. 'That is Shadowfax. He is the chief of the Mearas, lords of horses, and not even Theoden, King of Rohan, has ever looked on a better. Does he not shine like silver, and run as smoothly as a swift stream? He has come for me: the horse of the White Rider. We are going to battle together.'

-J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: Book 3, chapter 5, 'The White Rider'

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Guest's picture

His hooves are just fine. Keep it as it is...it's truly an original. Excellent work! Keep it up! From a fellow Artist.

Guest's picture

beautiful! youcould work on making the shading less michanical and severe, but i'm a perfectionist so don't take that to seriously.

paulad's picture

this is greate, but u might wonna work on his hooves....they look a bit flat...

paulab's picture

Hi Isenho, you flatterer you! I'm not really that pretty- that's one of my senior portrait pics, and I have about 5 lbs of makeup on. I'm glad you like the grass, I did that specifically to fit with Epilogue's requirement of a background. Heh- remember the first rendering I posted on TTF? It's amazing what mediums other that mechanical pencils and a history worksheet can do for a pic, eh?

isenho's picture

hey Shadowfax! it's I! Isenho from TTF.com! lol, yay! you have a gallery on epilogue. ooo, this horse here is nice, the shading and the rendering is most wicked! dynamic anatomy and pose. nice grass touch. Laughing out loud I have never thought of you as that pretty as seen on your portrait. Wink

paulab's picture

Hurrah! Someone has given me a comment! I am glad you like it- I have more pictures, but they were not good enough for Epilogue. However, you can see them on my elfwood gallery at http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/loth/k/o/kookaburra/kookaburra.html

somerset's picture

Lovely horse, specialy the mane and the tail, nice details and shading, hope you do more

Art at its best.