i’ve got a 1972 edition of the hobbit with this on the cover.theres actually a bit more to the left but all it
is is a continuation of the landscape and a full moon. in tolkiens writing at the side it says:
“The moon should be a cresent: [i cant read this next bit its cut off] after the New moon on Durin’s Day”
he looks kind of…cheesy, and i thought tolkien wasn’t supposed to be cheesy.
I love how it says Death of Smaug in the middle
I say again, great books, but illustrations leave a lot to be desired!
It looks like a doodle…but still good 😀
maybe one of his 1st sketches before he grew into details
hay his book he can illustrations anyway he like
I think both books and art are FAB!
This pic is on my The Hobbit book… on the back there’swriting that i don’t know some of the words 🙂
I imagine this is more of a “give-an-idea” drawing than going for exactness.
I am Smaug! Hear me ROAR!!!
Not one of Tolkien’s gr8 pictures O_o
I think it’s just a personal doodle, he probably never ment for it to be criticized.
i think it is a beautiful sketch-sort of like a childs drawing……gorgeous!
i could swear Smaug was a different color earlier…
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