I commend your ink skills: this image is fantastic in its realism. I like the sudden transition from light to dark, it really sets the mood of Mirkwood and I also like the fact that there is a light dot in the middle. I can totally see myself part of the company looking into the darkness and trying to convince myself that if there is a light somewhere it can be that long and bad. And then after a few days going crazy because that dot doesn't appear anymore.
Heh, that's definitely a view, looking into a stand of old-growth forest. After all, "mirkwood" originally described the dark or "murky" forest where tall trees dimmed the sunlight with their canopy. Very good depiction.