Wednesday, January 30, 2013

There and Back again, Pages 157 to 161

This post will catch me up on all the Hobbit illustrations I already have scanned which means... I need to get back to scanning!  I have nearly a hundred more finished so I better get to it.

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

Page 157
Page 157: "The stone struck the spider plunk on the head, and it dropped senseless off the tree, flop to the ground, with all its legs curled up."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 158
Page 158: "So quick as lightening they came running and swinging towards the hobbit, flinging out their long threads in all directions, till the air seemed full of waving snares."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 159
Page 159: "...several of the spiders had run now to different points in the glade where they lived, and were busy spinning webs across all the spaces between the tree-stems."

Ink and acrylic gouache on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 160
Page 160: "I am afraid Bilbo actually laughed at the sight of him jerking his stiff arms and legs as he danced on the spider-string under his armpits, just like one of those funny toys bobby on a wire."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 161
Page 161: "Poor old Bombur was so exhausted - he was the fattest and had been constantly pinched and poked (by the spiders) - that he just rolled off the branch and fell plop on to the ground, fortunately on to leaves, and lay there."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

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