Thursday, September 6, 2012

There and Back again, Pages 111 to 119


Back to school time, perhaps a little more time to catch up here (and everywhere...).  Little problem with posting this, hopefully it won't show up more than once.

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


Page 111
Page  111: "The morning was cool, and mists were in the valleys and hollows and twined here and there about the peaks and pinnacles of the hills."

Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 112
Page 112: "But cropping out of the ground, right in the path of this stream which looped itself about it, was a great rock, almost a hill of stone, like a last outpost of the distant mountains, or a huge piece cast miles into the plain by some giant among giants."

Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 113
Page 113: "They begged him not to leave them.  They offered him dragon-gold and silver and jewels, but he would not change his mind."

Ink and acrylic gouache on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 114
Page 114: "Soon they crossed the ford (Carrying the hobbit), and then began to march thourhg the long green grass and down the lines of the wide armed oaks and the tall elms."

Ink and acrylic gouache on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 115
Page 115: "He is a skin-changer.  He changes his skin; sometimes he is a huge black bear, sometimes he is a great strong black haired man with huge arms and a great beard."

Acrylic gouache on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 116
Page 116: "Especially there was clover, waving patches of cockscomb clover, and purple clover, and wide stretches of short white sweet honey smelling clover."

Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 117
Page 117: "The noise of giant bees flying to and fro and crawling in and out filled all the air."

Ink and acrylic gouache on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 118
Page 118: "Bilbo bowed.  He had no hat to take off, and was painfully conscious of his many missing buttons."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 119
Page 119: "It faced south and was still warm and filled with the light of the westering sun which slanted into it, and fell golden on the garden full of flowers that came right up to the steps."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.