or the Flight from Gondolin
I really do enjoy the astonishing work that turns up on the Fan Art section's monthly themes.
I do try to participate when I can - follow your own advice when it comes to basics like pencils and paper, I always say...
And, I dared use the dreaded SMUDGING technique... which was setting off the sparks of hot debate on the forum itself.
Is nothing sacred?
This is the preparatory sketch for a painting, mainly to situate the relative values and atmosphere. Glorfindel and his rocky outcrop could do with being raised ever so slightly.
4B (pencil), A3 (sketchbook), 150 gr (paper), 30 minutes (at the outside), one coffee (matutinal)...