Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
A Creature No Mare Can Kill by TurboSolid A Creature No Mare Can Kill by TurboSolid
Upon it sat a shape, black-mantled, huge and threatening. A crown of steel he bore, but between rim and robe naught was there to see, save only a deadly gleam of eyes: the Lord of the Nazgūl. To the air he had returned, summoning his steed ere the darkness failed, and now he was come again, bringing ruin, turning hope to despair, and victory to death. A great black mace he wielded." - The Battle of Pelennor Fields, Return of the King, p.115

Wow, this one took a lot longer than I expected. I was trying to reach a finer level of detail, with everything from Changling Queen's helmet thingy to the Fellbeast's face. The story behind the dragon, as I have imagined, is that the broach around its neck renders it in complete control of the Queen, and it's horn serves as sort of a second weapon for her. I was really inspired by :iconziom05: and all his detail and epicness that I though I would try my hand at that sort of thing. I like how it turned out, and I definitely would like to make more.

inb4 iconTwilightisMagic and I have a page long discussion on LoTR.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconfighterp:
I find myself listing all the fanfictions that could be brought upon by this image alone, it wouldn't even have to follow the story line of Lord of the Rings. Now... on topic!

Vision: It's great, we have a very opposing queen who is ridding her Fellbeast. I imagine there she would be, swooping down upon somepony, intimidating and deadly as can be. Vision is 4 1/2.

Originality: Artwork like this is very common, while I love it and cannot complain about it, to call it original would be a lie. It is very lovely, but it isn't independent as it fits in a common group of artwork. Originality is 3.

Technique: One of my favorite thing about Brony artwork is that you look at this without knowing any of the origins of this you'd say, "What is that? Who could possibly come up with something so malevolent?" Then you'd learn it was from a cartoon about magical ponies who spend their time learning about friendship. That's why I love the serious and almost dark work out there, it contradicts what others would think about the show, it doesn't make sense! Technique is a 5.

Impact: Again Queen Chrysalis is intimidating in this picture. She rules the skies and strikes fear in the heart of mare's and stallions alike. The creature no mare can kill. Everything in here is a darker shade, except the few things like her magic, eyes, and mouth. The dark and light contrast gives her gloomy figure some form to it. Just like an actual Nazgul, except instead of the silver armor, it's just the bright green that's focused on her head, which draws the eye slightly (Again, similar to the Nazqul armor.) The description, I love how it's a quote. I know, the critique is supposed to be about the picture, but the quote helps with the eerie feel. It makes it feel all dramatic, like I see somepony hunched over, quill barely held by magic, while he/she scribblers the last moments before all hope is lost and the Queen descends upon them. I also love quotes, so... yeah. Impact is 4 1/2
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
2 out of 2 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Cool! 
Reply
:iconcobeoe:
cobeoe Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
since u made queen chrysalis look like the the witch king is there any u can make king sombra look like sauron cause they say sombra is based of of sauron
Reply
:iconturbosolid:
TurboSolid Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you can check out my drawing of a more realistic sombra (turbosolid.deviantart.com/art/... ) or my other LoTR stuff but thats probably about as close as youll get (for right now)
Reply
:iconherokiller12344:
Herokiller12344 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Nice.
Reply
:iconturbosolid:
TurboSolid Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
Reply
:icondavionx:
DavionX Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
take a stallion to kill it :D
Reply
:iconhawx101:
hawx101 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
This reminds me of Mriraak from Skyrim Dragonborn DLC
Reply
:iconkazapsky:
Kazapsky Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Too bad you'd never see something like that in the show; it'd be a nice inversion of the usual gender cliches.
Reply
:iconj4b:
J4B Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My first thought is Sombra.
Reply
:iconturbosolid:
TurboSolid Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconsombraplz:
Reply
:iconikabi1234:
ikabi1234 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
fucking cool
Reply
:iconbronyhunter97:
BronyHunter97 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Time to get my DOVAHKIN on
Reply
:iconrainbowthis:
RainbowThis Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just want you to know, I love you forever for making this :)
Reply
:iconturbosolid:
TurboSolid Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww :hug:
Reply
:iconlunarknight316:
LunarKnight316 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Shining Armor: I'm no mare!
Reply
:iconlunarknight316:
LunarKnight316 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I should have realized this joke has been used to death already T_T
Reply
:iconpickledsuicune:
Pickledsuicune Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
This is an amazing concept! I adore it more than ever! Great job!
Reply
:iconturbosolid:
TurboSolid Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
Reply
:iconberrypawnch:
BerryPAWNCH Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Pretty fantasmal detail work here! I like the intricate details on the dragon and your attention to this definitely shows in the coloring and lighting too. You've been making some leaps and bounds recently man :D
Reply
:iconturbosolid:
TurboSolid Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, man. I'm just keeping at it, and challenging myself to draw things besides landscapes :P
Your stuff has been pretty awesome as of late :D
Reply
:iconcharlesdeleroy:
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Big Macintosh saunters up, "I ain't no mare." He bucks the Nazgul's stupid crown in.

;D
Reply
:iconturbosolid:
TurboSolid Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconbigmacintoshplz: All in a days work.
Reply
:iconjokerz-1824:
Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
:iconeeyupplz:
Reply
:iconmountainlygon:
MountainLygon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So, in pony terms, Theoden would be able to kill the Nazgul king, but Eowyn wouldn't be?
Reply
:iconturbosolid:
TurboSolid Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't think about it too hard XD
There are a lot of things that don't translate well through the crossover.
Reply
:iconislandpony:
islandpony Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
so it needs to be spike how kills it! Or maybe Tank xD
Reply
:iconmountainlygon:
MountainLygon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Spike is probably playing the part of Merry.
Reply
:iconislandpony:
islandpony Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
right spike smoking a pipe would look very funny
Reply
:iconfoddmasterzim:
FoddMasterZim Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
zing...Merry is way cooler XD
Reply
:icongreenhatman:
Greenhatman Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Awesome! The world needs more LOTR/MLP crossovers, and this goes a long way towards fulfilling that need!
Reply
:iconmoonlightavenger:
moonlightavenger Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
This just filled my "Awesome Allowance" for the day. XD
This too awesome to bear.

Nice job you did with this picture.
Reply
:iconhappyonion:
HappyOnion Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail on the dragon is fabulous!
Reply
:iconzennistrad:
Zennistrad Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
It's a wyvern. Dragons have front claws. (Except in Skyrim, for some reason.)
Reply
:iconhappyonion:
HappyOnion Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsocloseplz:
Reply
:iconturbosolid:
TurboSolid Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually in Tolkien's works they're referred to as Fellbeasts, but I can see the similarities.
Reply
:iconstarcraft-nut:
Starcraft-Nut Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
:iconderpyhoovesplz::iconsaysplz:"I'm no ordinary mare."
Reply
:icondarkstarwolf53:
DarkstarWolf53 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow i love this!!!!!
Reply
:icondvandom:
dvandom Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Scootaloo's deep dark secret...she's really a chicken! And thus, the Witch-Queen of Angmare dies....
Reply
:iconsir0chicken:
Sir0Chicken Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
I like this. You definitely achieved your goal. The detail is truly impressive!
Reply
:icongolfman11:
golfman11 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Shining Armor: *Takes off helmet* I AM NO MARE
Reply
:iconroninjedi:
roninjedi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
You beat me to this one! Here! Take my internets!
Reply
:iconsyncallio:
SynCallio Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"But no living mare am I! You look upon a stallion. Shining Armor I am, Twilight Velvet's daughter, and you stand between my lady and kin..."

Oh dear. This could get out of hand. :D
Reply
:iconsyncallio:
SynCallio Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*son (Whoops. Sorry Shiny!)
Reply
:iconarthurcrane:
ArthurCrane Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Cliché? Yes.
Awesome? FUCK YES!
Reply
:iconbronyman1995:
Bronyman1995 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WINNING!
Reply
:iconviperthewyvern:
VipertheWyvern Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
haha this is funny and cool
Reply
:iconlocomore:
locomore Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
woah... its amazing O_O like.... epically amazing... the lighting is perfect as well as the shading.... (thats liek the same thing isnt it? XD) snd i love the detail.. keep up the amazing work oh look! i didn't die this t- *dies then explodes* ... yay?
Reply
:iconturbosolid:
TurboSolid Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thank you for your positive feedback :D
Reply
:iconlocomore:
locomore Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yw ^w^
Reply
:iconcrasydwarf:
crasydwarf Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All my internets! This is pure awesomeness.
Honest,, every single detail in this piece looks amazing. Well done mate, truly one of your most remarkable pieces.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download PNG 2700 × 1728




Details

Submitted on
February 3, 2013
Image Size
4.0 MB
Resolution
2700×1728
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
10,471
Favourites
482 (who?)
Comments
67
Downloads
305
×