Happy Birthday JRR Tolkien I've really been delving into Tolkien's immense mythology lately and I've been surprising even myself how much of these tales have soaked into my thought that I can recall details of stories I haven't read in years. Thank you for carrying me along with the magic of your secondary creation.
Well well :3 I had this is mind the whole weekend, until my bf told me "draw it then" xD This is an inspired Tolkien tattoo, not to all of his works of course, just to the saga that includes The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. In the digital paint I put Smaug (The Hobbit) as reperesented on Thorin's map, the three Silmaril (The Silmarillion), and the writings on the One Ring (The Lord of the Rings); plus, in the end, I added the singnature of the great J.R.R.Tolkien :3 One day I'll totally tattoo this on myself, at least when I'll have money to do so xD
My portrait of J.R.R. Tolkien, based on several different photographs found on the Internet. Several major themes found in his writing can be seen conjured up in his pipe smoke: the Tree, the Dragon, the Horse, Gandalf, Gollum, the Broken Sword, the Mountains, Mordor, a Hobbit, and the Fields of Rohan. The smoke forms a Ring and the Eye of Sauron is in the center, coming from the dragon's mouth.