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Elbereth horse decoration by isolde Elbereth horse decoration by isolde
EDIT: won 2nd prize (EU) ^_^

For lotro's design a horse competition. I just thought the elves needed a really elven-looking horse :P.

The horse model itself is Turbine's (that's why I left the copyright in), I just changed the colour and revamped it a bit (new mane, new tail texture, new eyes and some stuff on the fur). Of course I did the decoration from scratch in Photoshop with the help of a few brushes.
As we were just allowed to change the texture I thought any armor doesn't make sense, it would look silly (and WoW-ish :P).

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Comacold Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really beautiful, too bad it didn't get in :( They could easily make it a festival horse or sth, they make new ones every year. I love those metal-looking swirls and the horse's coat coloring.
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isolde Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Thanks a lot!
I was hoping for that when I got told that the US 2nd place design made it in...unfortunately nothing yet. Maybe they don't want elvish stuff :(.
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Comacold Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so sad, I'd love to have one like that! I've also shown this to a friend who plays LOTRO, she said the horse is awesome and she doesn't give praises easily.
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dirtylilmexican Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why do all the good horses always lose?
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isolde Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
aw, thank you =^^=.
I guess it was too special and the judges had a different taste. I heard the US 2nd place design also got into the game, so maybe...someday mine might get too XD.
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dirtylilmexican Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lets hope so!
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dirtylilmexican Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE IT
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maddogpony Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student General Artist
I saw the 1st place winner (which is really pretty), but this is so beautiful it should of won :)
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isolde Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
I'm glad you think so, thank you ^^. I also suppose it was too...special, not a horse for everyone.
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maddogpony Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student General Artist
I suppose, but I would have bought it :)
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