|Helm's Deep - second sketch
After the first sketch did not work, (though it's the one I prefer, I can well understand it's not dynamic enough for a game box cover) I proposed this one, which was accepted.
A file of the original artwork has already been delivered, but since I'm still fiddling with it, there will ultimately be a final version with a few more pole arms and orcs... if I ever get it finished, that is...
The part I prefer is the horse motif on the crenellations, a typical Rohan enhancement ofthe older structure underneath, done when they inherited the fortress from its Gondorian builders.
Postscript: I actually did go on fiddling with the picture over a number of weeks, until I totally ruined it by setting fire to the fortress... Oh well, that kind of thing happens in the confusion of a battle.