The Hobbit, part one
Posted by: Sam Bosma
Book: The Hobbit (purchase on Amazon)
The Dwarves of yore made mighty spells / while hammers fell like ringing bells / in places deep, where dark things sleep / in hollow halls beneath the fells.
Pencil, ink, digital. 13×20″ (click the image to view it larger)
Here we are, right at the beginning of the story, where Gandalf and the dwarves peer pressure Bilbo into joining their crusade against Smaug the dragon. This particular scene is towards the end of their meeting, when Bilbo gets a little carried away and embarrasses himself.
The Hobbit is wham-bang scene after wham-bang scene, but I thought it was important to start here, where the seeds of the whole adventure are sown. It only gets crazier from here on out.
Please check out my blog: (http://sambosma.blogspot.com) where I have been and will continue to post exploratory sketches for this project. I’ve written pretty extensively on how I’m treating the project throughout the sketching phase, so there’s a lot more information there if you’re interested.