The sketch blog of fantasy illustratour Justin David Russell.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
'Hobbits, Dwarves, Wizards, and Dragons'
I love 'The Hobbit'. It is one of my absolute favourite books. It's a quiet tale, despite the fact that the hero is yanked from his mild life and thrown into an adventure bigger than himself. 'Beowulf' is mirrored in its pages, making the two very simple reflections of everyman's journey and his struggles.
That said, it is also just really fun. Trolls, dragons, wizards, elves, and many other exciting creatures, including the famous Hobbit, himself. How can you go wrong here?
A couple doodles. Even though the wizard never appeared with the dragon, the serpent's shadow was over the journey from the beginning.