Tag Archives: J.R.R. Tolkien

Reading and drawing The Lord of the Rings Part 1: Bilbo’s Long Expected Party

Gandalf arrives in Hobbiton – Drawing with ink and wide nib WHENEVER autumn arrives, when the leaves turn red and orange, and there’s a new chill in the air, I feel it’s a time for new challenges. I’m sure there’s a strong … Continue reading

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Middle-earth on the back of an envelope: Sketch of Thorin and Others

Every now and again it’s fun to opt for something less wordy here at the blog.  Middle-earth usually provides the inspiration. I have a habit of doodling on random bits of paper I find – very often it will be the proverbial … Continue reading

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Drawing of Bilbo Baggins at Bag-End, inspired by 3 Tolkien Artists

(Drawing in ink and pencil)

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A Drawing of A Hobbit Hole, and the Theme of ‘Home’ in Middle-earth.

Originally posted on Earth and Oak:
A Hobbit Hole “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” (The Hobbit ~ J.R.R.Tolkien) So begins one of the most iconic adventure stories, in the humblest of settings.  Tolkien afterwards explained…

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How to shut Down Tolkien: By Brandon Rhodes

A friend sent me this fantastic presentation by Brandon Rhodes! It’s great viewing for anyone who loves Tolkien’s work, and would like to know more about the process, hard work, motivation and discussions that went into his writings.

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Memorable quotations from the Lord of the Rings (not the obvious ones…)

With it being ‘Tolkien Reading Day’ today, it’s a good time to post something Tolkien-related.  

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Hobbits journey through ‘Green Hill Country’ by Ted Nasmith

Green Hill Country by Ted Nasmith. Another faithful rendering of the essence and spirit of Tolkien’s writing by Nasmith! I am re-reading The Fellowship of the Ring at the moment, and have just finished the chapters ‘Three is Company’ and … Continue reading

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