“In rode the Lord of the Nazgûl, under the archway that no enemy ever yet had passed, and all fled before his face. All save one. There waiting, silent and still in the space before the Gate, sat Gandalf upon Shadowfax: Shadowfax who alone among the free horses of the earth endured the terror, unmoving, steadfast as a graven image in Rath Dínen.
‘You cannot enter here,’ said Gandalf, and the huge shadow halted. ‘Go back to the abyss prepared for you! Go back! Fall in to the nothingness that awaits you and your Master. Go!’
The Black Rider flung back his hood, and behold! He had a kingly crown; and yet upon no head visible was it set. The red fires shone between it and the mantled shoulders vast and dark...”
JRR Tolkien ~ LOTR, ROTK: The Siege of Gondor
Umm This was started a very long time ago, May last year I think. But then hot chocolate got spilt on it and I was so upset that I left it until November last year to try to fix it... It looks ok now I guess, the spill was mostly where Gandalf is so he looks kinda stuffed...
Done in watercolours, acrylics (the flames) and on some really crappy paper in my ooolllddd sketchbook. It's A3 so it had an ugly stick-em-together line there, stupid small scanner...
Completed aged 15 (before I saw ROTK)