Wednesday, October 1, 2014

There and Back again, Pages 274 to 278

From: There and Back again, An Illustration Project of The Hobbit

Page 274
Page 274: "'I gave it them!' squeaked Bilbo, who was peeping over the wall, by now, in a dreadful fright."

Ink and acrylic gouache on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 275
Page 275: "'What have you to say, you descendant of rats?'"

Acrylic gouache, ink, and pencil on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 276
Page 276: "'Farewell!' he cried to them.  'We may meet again as friends!'"

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 277
Page 277: "Their beards were forked and plaited and thrust into their belts."

Ink and pencil on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 278
Page 278: "Bows twanged and arrows whistled; battle was about to be joined."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Monday, September 29, 2014

There and Back again, Pages 269 to 273

From: There and Back again, An Illustration Project of The Hobbit

Page 269
Page 269: "He drew from a pocket in his old jacket (which he still wore over his mail), crumpled and much folded, Thorin's letter..."

Ink and pencil on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 270
Page 270: "It was as if a globe had been filled with moonlight and hung before them in a net woven of the glint of frosty stars."

Ink and acrylic on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 271
Page 271: "As they passed through the camp an old man wrapped in a dark cloak, rose from a tent door where he was sitting and came towards them."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 272
Page 272: "He was soon fast asleep forgetting all his worries till the morning.  As a matter of fact he was dreaming of eggs and bacon."

Acrylic gouache on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 273
Page 273: "Soon a single runner was seen hurrying along the narrow path."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Friday, September 26, 2014

There and Back again, Pages 264 to 268

From: There and Back again, An Illustration Project of The Hobbit

Page 264
Page 264: "Ere many hours were past, the banner-bearers returned, and trumpeters stood forth and blew a blast."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 265
Page 265: "It smote into his shield and stuck there quivering."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 266
Page 266: "Now the days passed slowly and wearily."

Acrylic gouache on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 267
Page 267: "'Winter and show will bite both men and elves.'"

Ink and pencil on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 268
Page 268: "'Let's have a light!' he said.  'I am here, if you want me!' and he slipped off his ring, and popped from behind a rock."

Ink and pencil on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

There and Back again, Pages 259 to 263

From: There and Back again, An Illustration Project of The Hobbit

Page 259


Page 259: "So while the others went on with their work, Fili and Kili were sent, guided by a raven..."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 260
Page 260: "There came a night when suddenly there were many lights as of fires and torches away south in Dale before them."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 261
Page 261: "Under the Mountain dark and tall The King has come into his hall."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 262
Page 262: "...the green banner of the Elvenking and the blue banner of the Lake..."

Ink and acrylic gouache on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 263
Page 263: "Now these were fair words and true, if proudly and grimly spoken..."

Acrylic gouache on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Monday, September 22, 2014

There and Back again, Pages 254 to 258

From: There and Back again, An Illustration Project of The Hobbit

Page 254
Page 254: "There for ages his huge bones could be seen in calm weather amid the ruined piles of the old town."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.



Page 255
Page 255: "But ever more thickly the birds were gathering."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.



Page 256
Page 256: "Before long there was a fluttering of wings, and back came the thrust; and with him a most decrepit old bird.  He was getting blind, he could hardly fly, and the top of his head was bald."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.



Page 257
 Page 257: "'Now I am chief of the great raves of the Mountain!'"

Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.



Page 258
Page 258: "'Back now to the Mountain!' cried Thorin.  'We have little time to lose.'"

Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Friday, September 19, 2014

There and Back again, Pages 249 to 253

From: There and Back again, An Illustration Project of The Hobbit

Page 249
 Page 249: "There was a hiss, a gushing whirl, and then silence."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.



Page 250
Page 250: "They gathered in mournful crowds upon the western shores, shivering in the cold wind..."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.



Page 251
 Page 251: "'What sort of gold have they sent down the river to reward us?  Dragon-fire and ruin!'"

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.



Page 252
Page 252: "But the Master scowled at his back as he went, and remained sitting on the ground."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.



Page 253
Page 253: "The air was filled with circling flocks, and their swift-flying messengers flew here and there across the sky."

Acrylic gouache on 6 x 8 inch paper.