3 drawings based on Tolkien's short stories

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 (...)

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