|Gondorian Shield, Oil on paper on Masonite, 13" x 11", 2012. ©Fantasy Flight Games|
I finished this piece for Fantasy Flight Games way back in January of 2012. The project just kept getting pushed back. Now it has finally come out in the Lord of the Rings: The Steward's Fear deck. I really loved doing this piece, I felt like I really loosened up my brush strokes and the palette was exactly as I envisioned it in my head. This was the first Lord of the Rings piece I've ever done. I've always thought that I was never worthy or that I wouldn't be able to paint a more interesting image than any of the great artists that have made Lord of the Rings imagery. But when I got this assignment, it was almost a relief that I wouldn't be depicting some climactic scene from the novels. I can do Gondorian Shields. And I'm very happy with how I depicted this item for the game.