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LoTRO: Beard Falls

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This was one of the first concepts I made getting Mines of Moria off the ground.

I don't have as much experience doing environments as I do characters so I learned a lot from doing these early projections of key areas. I actually intended this doorway and the bridge inside this natural cave to be a unique POI, like a special place devoted to all the past Dwarven kings with all their portraits carved into stone. Dwarves had a huge respect for the natural formation of stonework, so art like buddhist relief sculptures were a big influence on this idea.

They liked the motif so much they just spammed it everywhere so all the doors in Moria have a dwarf head above it. It's kinda creepy, but I guess that's the point.
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cullyferg2010's avatar
Very nice effect here!
GhostHead-Nebula's avatar
Hehe it's me again. Talking about those bearbs...

ScreenShot00153 by GhostHead-Nebula
Gorrem's avatar
Wow, really cool! Yes, Moria was one of the most well-executed levels I had the chance to work on for LOTRO, the artists did a great job.
GhostHead-Nebula's avatar
You made it possible. And thanks for the feedback, it was an honour :flirty:
GhostHead-Nebula's avatar
I just started epic in Moria. Gonna see those bearbs gates alot.

Good job :D
This is the most incredible art work of Beard Falls!!!!!
Do you have copies for sale??
dropemcityrecords's avatar
Dude having the water fall basically create the long beard is SICK!
Elaini-the-Mystic's avatar
I really love how you made their beards stand out with this idea. I think the dwarves wouldn't have made them any different. :)
katatonia91's avatar
*O* THIS IS SO GREAT!
cyderak's avatar
Very imaginative.
AtomicAgeEthan's avatar
Awesome. Just awesome.
spasticbenji's avatar
The first time I saw this in-game I was so amazed. I love all the dwarf-lore in LOTRO. :)

Well done. I love it!
Gorrem's avatar
Thank you! Nice to have someone who played the game recognize it.
Angeloflifelight's avatar
Gorrem's avatar
Used to :) I moved on to other companies since this.
Angeloflifelight's avatar
Oh but you've made wonderful art!
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DarqueJackal's avatar
So you're the one! Brilliant!!!
cellolott's avatar
"LEGEN___DARY!!!" wery nice concept.
SeekHim's avatar
It beautiful. I can hear the waters roaring.

GOD bless
John 3:16
sgainbrachta's avatar
This was one of my absolute favorite images- the 7 fathers... Well done!
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