A friend asked me whether I could illustrate some of Tolkien’s short stories. What I read was so beautiful that I spent more and more time on each of the 3 drawings I produced. Didn’t want to get out of his universe :) I don’t know how Tolkien mastered such craft: overwhelming his reader with emotions and poetry in stories that can be read in less than an hour and a half.
Leaf, By Niggle
Niggle’s got a journey he has to undertake. But he doesn’t want to. So he postpones it. Meanwhile, he paints. He paints, and sometimes he doesn’t. Oh! such a moving and human story (...)