Eowyn, shortly after her father Eomund was slain in an orc ambush, shortly before her mother Theodwyn dies of grief..
Knowing her future role as Shield Maiden of Rohan, and afraid of failing her task, of bringing shame over the kingdom of Rohan, at night she sneaks into the armory of the fort, driven by her thirst for success, that she would never fall to the Enemy as her father did, she practises her skills with the sword every night.
Long has her mother discovered her daughter's secret an is sad because she, too knows of that what Eowyn will have to face in the time to come.
Alot of work went into this picture. The idea had been ghosting around my mind for weeks before I actually started drawing it and when I did, I think i did about 6 sketches in whole, deciding on the scene layout, the position of the characters, all of the little details... I think this is one of my favorite pictures, because while drawing this picture I really had patience, wantin to complete the picture at all costs..