This illustration was designed for the march 2014 issue for the tolkien society’s magazine Amon hen. It is based on the beginning moments of the hobbit were Gandalf enters hobbiton. I wanted a dynamic but detailed effect! So i tailored the design towards a Beardsley style! This coupled with my own gave the image an aesthetic that was i feel rather strong! I was also looking to have it as a framed work, being that the imaged framed itself, this would have a windowing effect on the design as though the viewer is looking into a moment! Monotone was also chosen to lock the image into one solid design concept!