This is an illustration from my current MA project of illustrating J.R.R. Tolkien's songs and poems. It is inspired by the song "Far Over the Misty Mountains" in The Hobbit. My style is inspired mostly by both paper-cut and stained glass, with which I believe can capture the spirit of the poetry and leave the audience some room for their own imagination. The black part of this image was created digitally, and later combined with a layer of watercolour texture.