Far over the Misty Mountains cold,
To dungeons deep and caverns old.
We must away ere break of day,
To find our long forgotten gold.
The pines were roaring on the height,
The winds were moaning in the night.
The fire was red, it flaming spread,
The trees like torches blazed with light.
I am doing a project about illustrating Tolkien's songs and poems at the moment. This is one experiment. Background texture was drawn using watercolor and then digitally combined with the black frame.
Also, I'm so looking forward to The Desolation of Smaug!
Updated on 07 Dec 2013:
Last night I gave this illustration as gifts to Richard Armitage, Luke Evans and Jude Fisher in a fan event. That's the best thing ever happened to my art.