Wednesday, September 19, 2012

There and Back again, Page 120 to 129

Greetings!  I've been under the weather for several days now but absolutely needed to get a couple of these posts up this week because, aside from being behind on it anyway, it is Tolkein Week.  That's right!  Tolkein Week is the week including September 22nd, this week, which is celebrated for being the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins (though born in different years, naturally).  Fans of Tolkein all over the world are planning special celebrations for Saturday, the 22nd, so I will try especially hard to get another post up on that day in honor of the occasion.

And!!  So excited to share this!  If you'd like to see a preview of the upcoming film (the first of three hobbit films that is), you can find the link here.  Just released today.  So cool.

But it is not all just Hobbit around here, I'm working hard to put the final touches on a batch of paintings that I hope to post early next week, if not sooner.  There are I believe 10 paintings including even a few little portraits which I haven't painted in a very long time.  These are all pieces I worked on over the summer and they are now all varnished and just getting tidied up, strung to hang, and photographed.  All of which seems to take quite a long time but I'm almost done.  Looking forward to sharing them with you.

But for now, onto my little hobbit friend.

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

Page 120
Page 120: "'There was a terrible storm; the stone giants were out hurling rocks...'"

Acrylic gouache on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 121
 Page 121: "'A dozen!  That's the first time I've heard eight called a dozen.  Or have you still got some more jacks that haven't come out of their boxes?'"

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 122
Page 122: "'There we were with the wolves going mad underneath us and the forest beginning to blaze in places...'"

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 123
Page 123: "...the sun had fallen behind the peaks of the Misty Mountains and the shadows were long in Beorn's garden."

Ink, acrylic gouache, and colored pencil on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 124
Page 124: "Then baa-baa-baa! was heard, and in came some snow-white sheep led by a large coal-black ram.  One bore a white cloth embroidered at the edges with figures of animals..."

Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 125
Page 125: "Whether it was magic or not, it seemed to Bilbo that he heard a sound like wind in the branches stirring in the rafters, and the hoot of owls."

Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 126
Page 126:             "It left the world and took its flight
                               over the wide seas of the night.
                               The moon set sail upon the gale,
                               and stars were fanned to leaping light."

 Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 127
Page 127: "...a splash of white on the floor came from the high moon, which was peering down through the smoke-hole in the roof."

Ink and acrylic gouache on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 128
 Page 128: "...he was so busy sending smoke-rings dodging round the pillars of the hall, changing them into all sorts of different shapes and colors..."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 129
Page 129: "...till he dreamed a dream of hundreds of black bears dancing slow heavy dances round and round in the moonlight in the courtyard."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

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