I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Finale - Tokien's Legacy". You can find it here: realmsoffantasy-myth.deviantar… ^_^
I am scared at seeing Gandalf, so tall... of course the rest are dwarves and a Hobbit, but it still surprised me somehow. I really like this one, the colors in particular are fantastic and add a lot to it.
In my mind I envisioned the dwarves and Bilbo looking into Mirkwood forest and it be like entering a world of darkness and shadow. The lighting is wonderful. Its like I'm looking into my imagination from a different angle.
Ah... this is so close to how I imagined it; except the purple flowers, but they gives it a nice touch against the poisonous green of the forest; a bit like remnants of the time when Mirkwood was still beautiful ^^ The hanging branches, the shafts of light, even the little blurs of bats soaring past - you haven't left out a single detail. This makes me want to reread that passage in the Hobbit Gorgeous!