Nov 30, 2009
I'm considering doing a bunch of illustrations for The Hobbit as a long term project next year, so here are a bunch of exploratory dwarves. None of these are what I want, so expect a bunch more as the week progresses. As I'm working out the designs, I'm also working out why I want to do this and how I can rationalize putting even more Tolkien illustrations into an already flooded marketplace.
Starting point: The Hobbit was originally marketed to children 5-7.
The little drawing of the Lonely Mountain is the best thing in here for sure.
Fun fact: I remember 90% of the dwarves' poem (some of which is written here) and all of their names by heart.