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Morn Roch revised by balaa Morn Roch revised by balaa
A revised version of the Uruk-hai steed, Morn roch, as called by the elves. This black equine was bred of the proud lines of Maeras of the Riddermark. Taken from the emerald turfs and taken into Mordor, its mind and heart were twisted into darkness. Fed hatred, the horses forgot their old masters and learned the lives of servitude and pain of their new master, the Dark Lord himself.

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Troyodon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know... Tolkein did mention that there were orcs on horseback but there were not as many horse riders amungst the orc armies as those in the armies of haradrim and black numenoreans.
DiePest-1912 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awsome... great =)

^Would you breed him with a Nazgûl's horse?
Aslan3000 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
in the 1978 animated film version of the lotr one of the uruks at the battle for helms deep did happen to ride on a horse
falteresque Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2004
Awesome work...I love his stance...he looks TOO real! :D
um Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
cool... :thumbsup:

TribalWolfen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2004
Very spiffy! =D
loish Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2004
amazing job. very intense! did you use a ref?
balaa Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2004  Professional General Artist
Nope this one was originally sketched during astronomy class, devised the species in my lotr rp's. The design is still not wholly worked out though. :)
SilentRavyn Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2004   Traditional Artist
woah, awesome shading
Nikori Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2004
wow...looks just like what a darkhorse should be =D! great job on the anatomy & evil-fying!
Spidergirl79 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2004
Its great. Hes stocky because hes a draught horse or coldblood breed no doubt. Very nice.
Kaze-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awsome!!! Awsome!!!!!!

Starhorse Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2004  Professional General Artist
That rocks.

Enough said.
oatdoe Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2004  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work... draft horses are my favorite type of horse. I love the dark, medieval feel of this piece. It looks almost like something you'd see painted on the wall in an ancient Roman building. :clap: Very well done.

(I can see the Da Vinci inspiration :))
minnesotawildgurl17 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2004
This is an amazing picture. The shading is just unbelieveable. Great job! :clap:
ChayaA Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2004
WOWIE!!!!! That's soooo cool! Did you have a reference for this piccy (ie, movie images)?
balaa Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2004  Professional General Artist
Yes and now. I studied draft horses a while before, just doodling them, studying anatomy, muscle structure etc etc...but these I draw randomly while in astronomy class (aaah what boredom can bring out in you ;)). I did this image for my Computer graphics art class...we were supposed to emulate a style and I chose the old sketches of leonardo Da Vinci, the class identified it right away :D.
demonicaljakkal Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2003
oh my, this is an amazing drawing, you anatomy is amaaazing! my god i love this picture, it looks so dark and gloomy.. such a killer horse... mmhmm i really like it
balaa Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2003  Professional General Artist
Reference, only the sketch I did before it ;). Ie it is from a pencil drawing I did ages ago. He is supposed to be stocky as they are not the swiftest of horses. They have to carry a huge uruk on their backs, so naturally they must be big. they are built for endurance and travelling long distances without rest, not so much for speed.
nightheron Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2003
very nice Ana... but that no suprise XP
sho0 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oooo0o0o0o I WANT! lol... great job on the muscle seems a little stocky to me.. but its fine.. did u do this from a reference or from ur head?
kaseylsnow Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
Ooooo!! :clap: I love it!
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