|The Mûmak of Harad
43.5 x 69.0 cm, 1995
The War of the Ring by Christopher TOLKIEN
The History of Middle-Earth Volume 8, HarperCollinsPublishers,
For ages and ages I kept a photograph of some sunlit rocks near a murky pond, hoping that some day an illustration would come from it...
The archers of Faramir's band are taken from The Medieval Soldier, and the Mumak from memories of those wonderful mammoths that Frank Frazetta engraved so deeply in my mind that I'll never be rid of them...
I do regret now having put the hobbits in their tree to the upper left, it seems much too contrived, but they usually seem to get cropped or covered by a text block anyway.
The Tolkien Library - The History of the Lord of the Rings Volume 3: The War of the Ring (Spain)
Splintered Light : logos and language and Tolkien’s World - Italy