A portrait of my image of Merry. I think Dominic Monaghan makes a wonderful Merry, so there is an essence of him in this picture, though, quite scarily, he also resembles Will Young. I can assure you that this is quite unintentional. When I draw a character from a book, I always think of a certain line or scene that features them, and for this picture the line was 'Are you going to bury me?' I know Merry doesn't look particularly sick, but this line really brings across his natural optimism and sense of humour that I wanted to convey.