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Crossing the Fords by woutart Crossing the Fords by woutart
Eorlingas crossing a ford. Could be the Isen or some other stream. I'm not sure about that. ;)

I think the Tolkien Bestiary by David Day mentions the Rohirrim riding white and grey horses. That's the image I've always had in mind and try to use. Is it realistic? No. But neither are dragons, so get over it :lol:

Photoshop CS5.1 / Wacom / approx. 6 hrs. Started as a landscape speedy.

Enjoy!

Rohorrim/Eorlingas by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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A Daily Deviation!!! Seriously people, are you nuts, with all the talent out there!? Thanks!! I am a little bit overwhelmed... :)
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Given 2012-05-10
Crossing the Fords by *WF74 takes us to the ancient world of Tolkien's books with its beautiful brushstrokes and atmosphere. ( Suggested by gummyrabbit and Featured by alexandrasalas )
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Islander-60 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A fantastic painting, full of atmosphere!
You're right the Rohirrim do ride mainly grey/white horses!
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woutart Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Thanks for the kind words! :)
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julius1880 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work. very well done.
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woutart Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Thanks, Dave!
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julius1880 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure.
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goldensleeve Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous. I love it. Setting, movement, scale, underlying story ... it's beautiful.
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woutart Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Thank you very much, glad you enjoy it!
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Congrats on this one getting a Daily Deviation citation. I am very familiar with David Day, but he compiled his great encyclopedia before Christopher Tolkien added more information the general Tolkien audience out there. So he's a bit limited for detail in places. That being said, the direct citation for grey and white horses come from the Mearas. The Rohirrim seem to have prized all colors of horses; Eomer (to the Three Hunters) mourned the loss of black horses stolen by the orcs of Mordor.
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woutart Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Thanks (again). Ah well, I love the romantic image of whites and greys :D
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Thus endeth my pedantic episode for the day. =P (Razz)
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