4. Alive without breath, as cold as death; never thirsty, ever drinking, all in mail never clinking.
This is my entry for the MELO round 1. I thought I'd enter the competition this year as I've been toying with the idea of some LOTR illustrations, specifically in a wood cut style. I'm riffing off the books as I imagined them, and not the superb films.
One of my favorites from you David! Negative space for the win! Utterly brilliant in composition, the black frame sets off everything perfectly. Very cave-like and mysterious. Definitely foreboding. Very Dore-esque with a healthy dose of German expressionism. Beyond excellent!