Stained glass-style art depicting the work of J.R.R. Tolkien by artist Jian Guo.
A solipsismal and cathartic compendium of geeky and varied pursuits. I am a teacher and father near Buffalo, NY.
At school we are all busy putting together our portfolios to apply for co op placements this summer and one of my teachers keeps talking about ‘making art you want to get hired to do’. Well I would love to be hired to illustrate a kids book one day and man would I ever love to work on a Tolkien adaptation!
Who knows if that will ever happen! So I decided to attempt it on my own and plan out a fake ‘golden book style’ Hobbit, inspired by the Unexpected Journey movie. These were all painted with acryla gouache on watercolour paper and the book cover was edited with some photoshop.
I have a few more illustrations for this ‘Little Tokien book’ project on the go but homework is piling up so it might be a few weeks before I can dedicate some time to get the rest done. I’m not really sure if this is anything I can use in my looming portfolio but it was so much fun to do! There is really something nice about taking a little break now and again to rejuvenate your creativity with a personal project!
I need this robe.
Completely apart from the fact that I am, by my very nature, a Hobbit, this robe is fantastic. I don’t think I’d ever take it off. I’d certainly be one step closer to my dream of becoming a character out of Dickens.
All trailers and television commercials from the upcoming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, edited together in chronological story order. This movie looks so good, I can’t wait.
Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old;
We must away, ere break of day,
To seek the pale enchanted gold.
“But where our hearts truly lie is in peace, and quiet, and good tilled earth. For all Hobbits share a love of things that grow.”