serena malyon j.r.r.tolkien smaug erebor the lonely mountain in the hobbit bilbo baggins dwarven mine

Erebor – A3, watercolour and gouache

My depiction of The Lonely Mountain (Erebor), from J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Deep within the dwarven keep lies Smaug the dragon, perched upon his hoard of treasures. The smell of someone unfamiliar rouses him from sleep, but Bilbo stays hidden, watching.