It has been a long time coming - and here it is: my latest Tolkien illustration! The scene first fell out on the paper in a rush, right up to the inking stage. And then it sat, in hiatus, for quite some time as I fussed about how to paint it. Thankfully, this recent long weekend gave me enough time to tackle it head-on again.
Very happy with the vintage feel to the colours in the end.
Details of the steps leading to this stage can be found in my blog
Many thanks for the support on this one.