This was published in a book of LotR postcards and credited to David E Alter
Oh my god, this is sooo cool! Kinda reminds me of the Game of Thrones intro...^^
My Dad had a framed poster from back then and the style is the same right down to the colour palette. Is their any other work by this David Alter Jnr. I haven't come across the name before now.
It *was* something he found in an old story book, drawn by another person. A Hobbit postcard book from 1982 with this illustration by David E Alter (jr). Taht's why there's nothing else like this in this guy's gallery. :/
I really like it, it'll make an excellent tapestry (if i only had the skills ... ).
Very well done, very well done indeed.