Tag Archives: The Shire

Reading and Drawing the Lord of the Rings Part 2: Enter Frodo Baggins and the Ring

The morning after the night before – Drawing with ink and wide nib Welcome to my 50th post on this blog! The Influence of the Ring It is in this chapter that we get our first glimpse of the power … Continue reading

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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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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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Willows by the River

The water was so clear and the sky so blue, that the river seemed to have captured a perfect photograph of the line of willow trees that lined its banks.

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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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The Road goes ever on…

The natural colour is so vibrant, and so uplifting – ironically, if I tried to recreate it in a painting, it would look unrealistic! Richmond Park, England.

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