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LoTRO:  Beard Falls by Gorrem LoTRO:  Beard Falls by Gorrem
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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GhostHead-Nebula Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Hehe it's me again. Talking about those bearbs...

ScreenShot00153 by GhostHead-Nebula
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Gorrem Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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.
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GhostHead-Nebula Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
You made it possible. And thanks for the feedback, it was an honour :flirty:
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GhostHead-Nebula Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
I just started epic in Moria. Gonna see those bearbs gates alot.

Good job :D
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Yahshana Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
This is the most incredible art work of Beard Falls!!!!!
Do you have copies for sale??
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dropemcityrecords Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Dude having the water fall basically create the long beard is SICK!
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Elaini-the-Mystic Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
I really love how you made their beards stand out with this idea. I think the dwarves wouldn't have made them any different. :)
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katatonia91 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*O* THIS IS SO GREAT!
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:iconcyderak:
cyderak Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Very imaginative.
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:iconatomicageethan:
AtomicAgeEthan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Awesome. Just awesome.
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spasticbenji Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
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!
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:icongorrem:
Gorrem Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Nice to have someone who played the game recognize it.
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Artist
Awesome...
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:iconangeloflifelight:
Angeloflifelight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
You work for them?
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:icongorrem:
Gorrem Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Used to :) I moved on to other companies since this.
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:iconangeloflifelight:
Angeloflifelight Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Oh but you've made wonderful art!
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:icongorrem:
Gorrem Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconangeloflifelight:
Angeloflifelight Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Welcome!
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DarqueJackal Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So you're the one! Brilliant!!!
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:iconcellolott:
cellolott Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
"LEGEN___DARY!!!" wery nice concept.
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It beautiful. I can hear the waters roaring.

GOD bless
John 3:16
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mutiny-in-the-air Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty cool
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sgainbrachta Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
This was one of my absolute favorite images- the 7 fathers... Well done!
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DSteffi Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student Writer
very creative!

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All the effort is pointless if you don't believe in yourself.
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becloss Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
It's beautiful :heart:
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TheFoolOnTheHill89 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Love this! Really great consept, very creative, concept:D
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Samuraibot Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, that red shine looks like the Flame of Udun's shine when it wraps around the Shadow of the Balrog.
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O-b-s-e-r-v-e-R Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:la::la::la: WHAT CAN i SAY IT WAS LOVE AT FIST SITE! :la::la::la: Your work is awesome!!!!
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DG-ART85 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
epic...yes!:D
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Astera-T Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Grandious! Lovely concept. The mines of Moria are such a great setting: you really captured the greatness of the dwarf kingdom in its glorious days. :)
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Nice!
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Chakalaka300 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks fantastic^^
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vamp-kitty-meow Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cool :)
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thehobbitgirl Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Writer
:eyepopping: :jawdrop:

For the sake of everything, this is incredible. I love the color, the detail, everything. It is so epic.
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Imaginary-Studios Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
I really enjoy images of an environment with such a grand scale, nice job
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invisiblehand Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
that....is a BIG beard.
Epic work, as always!
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Kuzunari Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
lol. yeah! that's the point ^_^ Gosh if only I'd bought the books, I feel like digging up my old fantasy favorites thanks to you :)
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TheComposerAX Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Amazing work man! I love all of your work..You must work for game designing company!!! Some of you're skeches remind me of Prince of Persia...SO good!!!
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b0baNyCha Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
He's eating you loooool
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TavenerScholar Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
brilliant idea!
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hysterik Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
love this.. beard falls. brilliant work.
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BeeKeepers Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
You've brought an entirely new and amazing aspect to LotR in my opinion. I never would have imagined such grandeur, let alone been able to compose it into such a majestic piece of artwork. Next time I read that chapter of FotR, I'm gonna see Dwarf faces everywhere in my head! A bit disturbing, but still awesome. +fav
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Amaniwolf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
Whoa, gorgeous!
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Constellationss Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Interesting !
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waxwng Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
I love the red but it reminds me of blood. It might be because of the heads.

Beautifully imagined and professionally rendered image otherwise.
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Core-Ray Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
awesome!O_O!!!
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purplerose Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009   Photographer
Love the contrast in colors. I also like the waterfall beards.
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aine1989 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
great work
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T-H-E-Q651 Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Man! That guy had a beard of stone!
(Insert witty comment about analogy to "balls of stone")
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AndreIllustrates Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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