Thought I would have to comment on this superb image, because it (quite by coincidence), illustrates perfectly a scene from a long fantasy story/novel I wrote as a kid. Seeing this has inspired me to get back into writing: well done, Chris!
well, you never know. Especially considering the fact that your art really has nothing to do with Lord of the rings, so, it’s possible you hate everything associated with it….i’m glad this is not the case. Anyhow, this particular picture somehow reminds me of scene where Frodo Sam and the Tree (that giant alike tree) arrive at the Saruman’s tower – something similar just better, ‘cause in your picture the atmosphere is way more hopeless (?) As I don’t know have you seen the movie, maybe this doesn’t make any sense, but that’s what I was reminded of when saw this piece
well, i just wanted to make something with a strange contrast, something dark in the middle of a rather bright desert. I thought it would become a city at the end but i decided against it, so it's just some mysterious monolith instead