Leaving Bag End

I came up with this idea of painting scenes from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings with the night sky as it would actually appear on that date and time, so I went through LOTRs and marked up all the references to when the night sky was visible, there’s quite a few references 😉 Anyway, I decided for the first illustration to work out how the sky would have looked as the left Bag End, then I painted the scene – the sky took far too long, then, I realised I’d messed up my plot of how the sky would look and gave up for a while. In the end I added a digital sky (with accurate star positions) onto the original illustration.


There’s a clearer image and an explanation of the stars/constellations here… http://www.graeme-skinner.co.uk/2021-img/Leaving_Bag_End_v2b.pdf

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