After rendering many nebulae and other ethereal forms over the past week I felt the need to step back and create something relatively solid. The mountain was modeled using Gaea and the scene was rendered using VUE. I hope you enjoy the scene!
“Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold.”
~The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Yes, I am invoking Tolkien with the title (though I sure some are hearing Led Zeppelin right now) 🙂