More about all that later, for now onto some more illustrations.
From: There and Back again, An Illustration Project of The Hobbit
Page 71: "He was Gollum - as dark as darkness, except for two big round pale eyes in his thin face."
Acrylic gouache on 6 x 8 inch paper.
Page 72: "The Hobbit jumped nearly out of his skin when the hiss came in his ears..."
Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.
Page 73: "...before he lost all his friends and was driven away, alone, and crept down, down, down into the dark under the mountains."
Ink and colored pencil on 6 x 8 inch paper.