"His hopeless challenge dauntless cried
Fingolfin there: "Come, open wide,
dark king, your ghastly brazen doors!
Come forth, whom earth and heaven abhors!
Come forth, O monstrous craven lord,
and fight with thine own hand and sword,
thou wielder of hosts of banded thralls,
thou tyrant leaguered with strong walls,
thou foe of Gods and elvish race!
I wait thee here. Come! Show thy face!"
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lays of Beleriand/The Silmarillion
Print available here! [link]
Another commission for the wonderful
. This one was so rewarding to paint! Companion piece:
Schmincke watercolours on Veneto paper, some white gel pen.
Designs in the upper borders adapted from ~DeviantNepStock [link]
Check my blog for a walkthrough and mini-tut of this! [link]
Recommended listening: Two Steps from Hell with "Heart of Courage" [link]
Thank you so much for all the faves and comments!!