‘As a father you shall be to me,’ said Merry.
‘For a little while,’ said Théoden.
On the way to Dúnharrow: Théoden rides Snowmane, and at his side is Merry on his pony Stybba. This is my mental picture of them, uninfluenced by the movies. I always imagined Théoden looking older than in the movie (although younger than in the movie under Gríma's influence... he looked a bit too mouldy there...).
. I didn't mean it to get this detailed, honestly. It just, sort of... happened
Done with aniline watercolours... and the scanner cut a bit from the bottom.