The Hobbit Fan Art: Fili and Kili Feels!

Poor Kili!!!!!! Unfortunately, I could not find the actual author, but I did find it on this page:  “Gandalf, Why you no let me pass?” It has a ton of FAN-tastic fan art. Go check them out on Facebook!
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Sauron tries to get ring back

This clever photo comes courtesy of George Takei’s Facebook page. After failing to procure the ring from Gollum and Bilbo, Sauron has turned to more creative measures:

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As you can see, Frodo didn’t fall for that. He’s a Baggins, not some blockheaded Bracegirdle from Hardbottle!

Thanks to Jessica R. for pointing this out to us!

When do Hobbit tickets go on sale? November 7!

As TheOneRing.Net reports, tickets for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey go on sale in the U.S. on Wednesday, November 7 at Noon EST. That’s 9:00 a.m. in California. Here’s what your movie ticket might look like if you go to a midnight show!

Who’s excited??

Bilbo Baggins, by book-collector

Here’s a deliciously poignant art piece of Bilbo Baggins from book-collector.deviantart, which we felt absolutely compelled to share!

We love how she captures the calm, leisurely way of the Shire, while also giving Bilbo an adventurous eye. He will always be Hobbiton by blood, but he’ll always be between there and back again. Beautiful work!

Spotted on her merrydisposition tumblr.

Fan Art Friday – Elf & Rider

Legolas and Aragorn have arrived!

Artist: Ice-Ridden

 

Thorin Oakenshield Art

Thorin Oakenshield by Matchack

I like this blue tinge look for Thorin, looking at this, I’m wondering if actor Richard Armitage, who’ll be playing Thorin in the film adaptation of The Hobbit, has a lot to live up to with the fans, because it’s obvious he doesn’t quite have the upper arm muscle as shown on the artwork.  (I jest, slightly.)

Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield

Fan Art: Smaug and Esgaroth

The wonderful thing about classic stories like The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings is that it seems to bring forth amazing images brought on by the heightened imaginations of its fans.  I am truly in awe of those who are able to transpose the thoughts in their heads out onto paper, canvas, and even screen.

As we look forward to seeing another epic story from the mind of JRR Tolkien through Peter Jackson, I am interested in seeing how he brings to life the scene in which Esgaroth (aka Lake Town) is attacked by Smaug.  Knowing that Jackson opted to skip on The Scouring of the Shire in the Return of the King, which disappointed many, it was still an enormously successful movie so much that it won the Best Picture title at the Academy Awards, it would not be the same if he were to do that with The Hobbit in regards to this attack.  Obviously, a major story plot would have to be changed in order to do that, and we know that’s not going to happen!

We will have to wait and see how it will translate on film, and I’m not sure whether that will be in the first or second film.  For now,  let us sate our appetite with these amazing pieces of fan art of Smaug and Esgaroth.

Image by wildlifehoodoo

Even the artist himself stated that the town looks to be surrounded by two mountains instead of just The Lonely Mountain, however, what’s really nice about this image is how the jewels on Smaug’s belly are depicted.  Go here for the enlarged version of the image, which will direct you to wildlifehoodoo’s DeviantART page.

Image by Gaius31duke

I love the background of this rendition, especially the Lonely Mountain.  It looks so majestic, yet slightly haunting, making it very alluring for a creature as big as Smaug to want to make it his home.  For the larger version, click here to go to Gaiu31duke’s DeviantART page.

Image by n8package

The Lonely Mountain can be seen on the background and Lake Town is the focal point here.  The colors and imagery looks like it could actually be a scene from Peter Jackson’s film.  You could almost mistake it for any regular landscape, save for the fact that when you observe it more, you can see Smaug just about to fly over the town, almost as if he were about to silently pass by.  For the larger version, click here to go to n8package’s DeviantART page.