I started this piece back in January but didn't work on it for a while, since I was either too exhausted ,or too afraid of screwing it up. Interior Paintings combine all the things I'm afraid of and not good in. But you can only improve if you get out of your comfort zone, right? :D
So what's this? It originally started out as a random sketch of a random anvil, because I wanted to practice prop design. This turned into a full interior, then into an elven inspired smithy and then into Celebrimbor's Smithy. Celebrimbor is a character of Tolkien, the elf that forged the One Ring. I never played Shadows of Mordor and I have no idea if there are any official concepts of his smithy. Couldn't find any. This is just my own take on it, tho I included the hammer he has with him in the game.
I really fought my way through this and got mentally exhausted by this piece. I wonder if it gets easier some day?