Tag Archives: Middle Earth

Part 4, Reading and Drawing The Lord of the Rings: On Fear, Knowledge and Power

At last, a new blogpost, to (nearly) coincide with Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday! This is the second and last post on The Shadow of the Past…I’ve narrowed it down to a few themes, but there is so much more that could … Continue reading

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The Art of Ted Nasmith

I’m a big admirer of Ted Nasmith’s Tolkien artwork, I’ve blogged about it a few times here. So it was a joy to come across J Glover’s blog reviewing some of Nasmith’s most evocative paintings. Well worth a read, the … 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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How to shut Down Tolkien: By Brandon Rhodes

A friend sent me this engaging 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…)

I was once asked for some of my favourite quotations from The Lord of the Rings. Thinking about this question, I pondered on the ones that often get repeated – of these, the most common, and frankly now unoriginal one, … Continue reading

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

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit”…So begins one of the most famous adventure stories, in the humblest of settings.  Tolkien afterwards explained that this was a spontaneous line he scribbled on the back of an exam … Continue reading

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