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Lord of All Horses by SolinaBright Lord of All Horses by SolinaBright
:bulletgreen: Legolas : That is one of the Mearas, unless my eyes are cheated by some spell.

:bulletblue: Gandalf : Shadowfax. He is the lord of all horses and has been my friend through many dangers.



Out of all the Lord of the Rings horse characters, shadowfax was the very first ( as i got older, then i opened my eyes and realized the the other horses were pretty brilliant as well ). In the movie, the part where Gandalf whistles just gives me goose bumps, the music is amazing and how they have the horse running in slow motion.. fantastic scene. ;)

What i love about shadowfax? That he can be riden with out reins and saddle and such ( if you watch the behind the scenes discs you can see that there are really parts of the movie where shadowfax is really ridden without a saddle at full gallop), and hes gandalf's ride and i think gandalf is pretty awesome too! :giggle:

The background takes place in the movie where Gandalf is riding with pippin to minas tirith. If you want to see what i'm talking about check out this video :pointr: [link]
the specific time is at 0:07

Ok. so finally i got some thing done. :faint: This was going to be my contest entry for :iconartists-of-equus: but.. i didn't realize that this buddy was going to take me soo long. :dummy: But i'm glad i decided to finish this anyways, i've always wanted to do fanart of shadowfax.. i really enjoyed my self, so i think i'm going to do more in the future. but it will have to wait a while. :nuu:

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:bulletgreen: Background reference from the movie, shown in the video above :above:
:bulletblue: Shadowfax's coloring i referenced from google pictures of him
:bulletgreen: His pose i refed from a calendar, and his head from a horse encyclopedia ( in the andalusian section)

Art & Idea (C) :iconsolinabright:

:heart: Thank you kindly for reading!






:iconflowerdropplz: Comments are always apreciated! :iconflowerdropplz:
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:iconalyna002:
alyna002 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
WOW
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:iconsolinabright:
SolinaBright Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: Thank you!
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DakodaSky Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! :heart: you are sooo good at BGs!!
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SolinaBright Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw shucks! Thankies! :hug:
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DakodaSky Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
youre welcome! :meow:
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SomersetRaven Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning and I totally understand your love for Shadowfax! :love: I've always wanted to do some fanart of him and also one of the Dark Riders but I've never felt confident enough to do them justice, maybe someday soon I'll give it a go :D
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SolinaBright Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks dear! I totally advice you try it! total fun! ;)
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SomersetRaven Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :D

I definitely will when I have a bit more spare time :XD:
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LadyAyslinn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
So beautiful! :love:
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SolinaBright Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you kindly! :heart:
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Spirit-of-Cavalia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Wonderful! The background is very well done, I love the rocks and grass. You're really improving!
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:iconsolinabright:
SolinaBright Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you deary!! i'm very indeed glad to know that! :heart:
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bluebauble Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Although I was never a big fan of Lord of the Rings, this picture left me speechless. It took me awhile to find words for this..

I must say.. :iconisayplz: Girl, you are a drawing GODDESS! :omg: You were pretty amazing before, but this pic alone just made you 20% cooler. You most certainly did Shadowfax justice, and the background is just as incredible as the horse himself!

I love the wispy clouds in the distance, as well as the texture of the rocks. Rocks are such boring objects, and yet you've painted them so nicely here. The tall grass is beautiful; I like the way it's flowing - almost as if you could feel the powerful breeze of Shadowfax galloping by.

Besides the rocks (how on earth you painted those is beyond me!), the tail is my very favorite. :XD: I love how wispy it is and how you painted the strands of hair so fine that you could almost reach out and touch it. Again, very well done! :clap: :salute:
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SolinaBright Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your comment was soo flattering that i waited a couple
days thinking about how i would reply! :faint:

Ha ha! i'm so glad to know i could be cool! :XD: Although
it make take a LONG while till i can catch up to
you! :heart: thank you kindly for noticing all those
details. You have such a way with words!

I kinda like the rocks too. :giggle: Thanks sweetie!!
Your the best!! :tighthug:
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bluebauble Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Haha! Actually, it takes me a few days to figure out how to reply to your feedback as well. :XD:

I think your backgrounds are far superior to mine; mine aren't even there half the time LOL!

You're welcome; I hope I don't sound like a fangirl. :lmao:
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Matakoura Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
BEAUTIFUL! yOu are so good at horse anatomy, and you have captured the beauty and the movement of this scene so perfectly with the loose flowing lines and sober colours. The perspective is wonderufl and I love the clouds. Well done!
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SolinaBright Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is very kind of you! ^^ Your comment
is indeed very flattering! :heart: i apreciate it
so much!! i must tell you that i find your icon
quite entertaining. ;)
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Matakoura Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
You're welcome! :)
Thank you, so do I, obviously!
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omigodimonfire Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Wonderful! I love Shadowfax. As soon as I saw this, I knew it was him, so well done! This is beautiful. <3
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SolinaBright Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug: Thanks deary! :D yay! i'm so happy
it looks like him! :hug: You are so kind! :heart:
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omigodimonfire Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Of course! You're welcome. :)
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susmishious Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
He looks marvelous, truly majestic and powerful :love:
And the background is gorgeous too! So realistic and detailed, I love the rocks especially :D
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SolinaBright Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so sweet! :aww: thanks deary! :glomp:
i liked the rocks alot too! ;) it means
ever so much to me! :hug:
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susmishious Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome! ^__^ :iconnewglomp:
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ArtofBekSutton Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just amazing my dear :D stunning work, the bg is flawless and looks so realistic. :love: Its a sham you didnt get it into the contest on time, you would have had a winning place for sure
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SolinaBright Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
how sweet! :heart: oh, well.. i didn't have enough
time by the time i realized it was on. :shrug:
Thanks dear!! :glomp:
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Crimson-Mane Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the bg! Wow! :heart:
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SolinaBright Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug: Thank you kindly! it means alot! :heart:
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blackmustang13 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
WOOOWW you've really outdone yourself!! the background is like. freakishly amazing. all the details.. just wow!! i'm very impressed.. :) i especially like those clouds!
and the horseeeyyy is sooo goorrrgeeouuusssssssss the pose and those epic muscles!! he's brilliant!! i'm also a big fan of the mane and tail as always~ this is just amazing !!! GREAT job on this :faint:

also that'd be crazy to have a horse that could do all that w/o reins!! i knew a horse once that could sort of do it, it was really impressive!! my horse is like ahahhah no wayyyy and doesnt listen at all x)
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SolinaBright Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:happybounce: Awwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!
Your comments are awesome deary! :squee:
thank you for noticing all those details, that
i put soo much work and effort into! ;) I
didin't know you had a horse! tell me more! :omg:
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blackmustang13 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
yoooure welcome!! it always looks like you spend lots of time on your work :D
ohh yes i got my horsey in junior high i think, her name is Brandy :)
she lives at my aunts house now :') i've been too busy in college to ride for awhile~ :<
here's an old pic of her [link]
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Rikkanna Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student General Artist
This is simply gorgeous!!!! <33333
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SolinaBright Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: Thanks dear!!! :hug:
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Rikkanna Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student General Artist
You're most welcome! :tighthug:
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M0v3d Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh he is gorgeous
~and that background is amazing.
:heart:
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SolinaBright Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug: Thank you kindly deary!! :cuddle:
i truley apreciate it! :heart:
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Caddaren Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
:iconeagerplz: This is awesome! I love the detail, both towards the background and the shadows on ShadowFax! :+fav:
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:iconsolinabright:
SolinaBright Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ever so much! :hug: it means alot!!
you are too kind! :heart:
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Caddaren Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
You're welcome :)
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Kitten84 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shadowfax :la:
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:iconsolinabright:
SolinaBright Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:squee: yay! i sure hope it looks like him! :pray:
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