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The Hobbit by teaspoon00 The Hobbit by teaspoon00
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell,
nor yet a dry, bare sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat:
it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.
It had a perfectly round door like a porthole, painted green,
with a shiny yellow brass knob in the exact middle.
The door opened on to a tube-shaped hall like a tunnel:
a very comfortable tunnel without smoke, with panelled walls, and floors tiled and carpeted, provided with polished chairs."
-JRR Tolkien -The Hobbit

i've loved this story since I was too young to read and my dad would read it to me. Now that it's being made into a movie, I'm so excited. especially to see Martin Freeman play Bilbo. (I think they did a PERFECT job casting)

Let me know what you think of this.
watercolors and a little bit of photoshop
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Bilbo had a bit of Took in his Hobbit lineage, and the Tooks were adventurers, not typical of hobbits who are,in general, content to stay at home,go to market, hold parties & auctions, and so on.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Whoever did the watercolors emulated the orig. paintings by Tolkein of scenes in the 1st and 2nd ages. I recall them because of a calendar using such scenes, that I had.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not spending good money to see just part 1 of a much-padded trilogy. Three hours would have suffised to do the WHOLE novel, not just part 1. I suspect Ken Burns wrote the screenplay: he's notorious for dragging out his documentaries to 8-10 hours when just 1-2 hours would have done justice.

I have the paperback Ballantine book (1967) and I let the words weave the pictures in my mind.
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Pinknihon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
May I humbly remind you that it is not just a movie of the Hobbit, but also incorporates pieces of the Silmarillion and Tolkein's other histories to give a more fully realized view of Middle Earth. Most of the film is The Hobbit, and they spend a lot of time sticking straight to the book- which is good. The rest is from the Silmarillion and gives you a closer look at the histories of the elves, the dwarves, and the enmity between them; The Council of Wizards; the Necromancer (Sauron before he came to full power)and the beginning of Saruman's involvement with him... It's very worthwhile to see simply for the middle earth history. If you are determined to feel that way, by all means stay away from the theaters- but a true Tolkein fan would jump at the chance to see a more fully realized piece of his work.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I must admit that you convinced me to see the movie, now playing (at writing) at my local theater. It was about 20 times as intense as the original novel ! I saw Frodo at the start, and Bilbo was making arrangements for his big party (the one during which he vanishes forever from the Shire and settles in Rivendell). Then the flashback to 60 years earlier.

Added were Radagast (lover of good forest animals), Saruman (became corrupted), and Galadriel (who looked beyond human in her beauty).

The orc king was repulsive, even malodorous ! The orc dominions were astounding ! ChromaKey really got a work-out and this film could be deemed animated !

I believe that the nemesis of the battle-mad Thorin Oakenshield, the orc with the gouged in scars, was Bolg who will be in the Battle of the Five Armies. Sight of him drives Thorin to a berserker frenzy.

I see they finally see the Lonely mountain and Smaug stirs in his sleep. Smaug,evil, never aging, never giving his ill-gotten gains back to its rightful owners. Escaroth, destroyed at the start.

I think the film was well worth while, tho 99% of the words I could not catch (the orc-speech and the Elvish speech were subtitled.)
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
As for Bilbo, if you were aware of Peter Sallis's work in LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE, a British TV sitcom that was first meant as just a summer one-shot, but ultimately ran 30 years (!), you'd feel that he should have been cast as Bilbo. Same attitude.

Well, now I feel like taking in this film.You poked my curiousity. Right now I have a break from work, so I have time,you see.

Sauron WAS mentioned in the Hobbit, as the off-stage Necromancer that Gandalf left the troop to investigate.

Tolkein mentioned 9 wizards (Gandalf, Saruman, Radagast(who went native like Tom Bombadil, and has been lazing about), and 6 others not named.
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fifciaa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it very much!

Ilustration is so much in tolkien style :D
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I trust you refer to the sunny Shire scene and not to the dragged-out film just released.
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narutokumalski Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
heh good work
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Capricious-Spider Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely artwork, and I TOTALLY agree with you on the casting. :3
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No casting could have helped if the film is so dragged out that it took 3 (three) 3-hr films to cover it. Ken Burns must have done the screenplay.
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Capricious-Spider Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Obviously you feel passionate about this or else you wouldn't have commented THREE different times on the SAME drawing.

As a my own individual with different opinions than you (surely that's actually possible), I REALLY enjoyed the casting, pacing and damn near everything else in the movie. Some people think it dragged, but I found myself staring; I was so intrigued with everything on the screen. I think the ONLY complain I found with the length was that I went through my coke too fast and I didn't want to leave mid-movie because I wanted to see the WHOLE THING. xD

I liked the first one, casting and all, and I'm looking forward to not only seeing IT again, but the other two (2) as well~
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The only plaint I have is that only the fact that I have read the book and could follow the story, enabled me to know what was going on. 99% of the words were not intellible to me, due to the soundtrack and the way they were spoken, and despite my hearing aid.(except the orc-tongue and high elvish tongue, which were subtitled.

Tho Radagast was NOT in the original novel, I recognized him before he was named, due to his loving care of the forest animals.
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Capricious-Spider Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They took a bit of creative license with Radagast. What he lacked in the LoTR trilogy, he made up for in the Hobbit. It's just role-reversal. XD
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NAOWM Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful.
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Hobbit-Babe Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
hehe, look at him. he know he's hot stuff :XD:
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michellehv Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I last read The Hobbit when I was 11, while on holiday at a place called Hogsback in South Africa that was apparently where J.R.R. Tolkien got much of his inspiration for his books (Tolkien was South African by birth). It's really quite amazing to be able to read about a fantasy world and then take a walk in a forest that could have come straight from the book - when I was there I almost wouldn't have been surprised to see an elf or a hobbit in the bushes XD

And yes, I'm very excited for the movie, especially given that Martin Freeman is playing Bilbo and Benedict Cumberbatch is voicing Smaug :)
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I heard the film was made in New Zealand, BUT a Nature special on Channel 13 (WNET) claimed that the Balkans can be MiddleEarth. They kept bringing it up as they discussed the wildlife of various parts of that land, once war-torn and deep-scarred.
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teaspoon00 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
that is so amazing! i didn't know that south africa was his inspiration. i was there two summers ago on holiday and yeah it's amazing!

Im so excited about Martin an Benedict being in it as well!
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TophTeo97 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
HOW DID YOU KNOW I WAS READING THAT?!
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teaspoon00 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
haha idk. i must be psychic. are you LOVING IT? because i do.
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TophTeo97 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
I'm liking it, it's probably the only book I've ever read where I have to ready carefully or else I'll miss something...
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joeyartist Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job & lots of fun!
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teaspoon00 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you!
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