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By JonHodgson
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(C)2010 Jon Hodgson.

Whilst I'm hard at work on art for the new LOTR tabletop game from Cubicle 7 I've scratched together enough free time to make a piece or two for myself.

Artrage, tiny bit of Photoshop and Painter.
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ladyarah's avatar
I just wanted to let you know that I featured this in "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 36 - Recaps! Part 1", you can find it here: [link]
JonHodgson's avatar
Thank you so much!
ladyarah's avatar
You're very welcome! ^_^
Kateribethrose's avatar
This is what Hobbits are supposed to look like!
mutiny-in-the-air's avatar
I love the look of trees like that, like fangorn forest.
The painter brushes look so real...
Al-Asparagus's avatar
I'm sorry for my mistake :/
How did you do this*
Al-Asparagus's avatar
Awesome piece ! How do you did this with ArtRage ... :noes::heart:
JonHodgson's avatar
Thanks! Artrage is great. Probably my favourite piece of painting software.
GustavoMalek's avatar
Great hobbits. I specially liked Sam.
BlueKungFu's avatar
Awesome work! Simply beautiful :)
Tenebra's avatar
Wonderful textures, shapes, and shades. Shame that i didn't sympathize too much with the little guys.
hanaishi-chan's avatar
That's gorgeous, love the colouring.
Toxicbob2000's avatar
Looks great! The watercolor-ish feel fits Hobbits perfectly.
Jannix's avatar
Your artwork is incredible man, :)
ayuICHI's avatar
Wow, very epic and awesome. :V
Vidugavia's avatar
Wohooo! You are exactly the right illustrator for a Tolkien game. Your involvement takes away any of the doubts I've had about buying it when it arrives.

Your style is mundane and fantastic at the same time, which fits a living fantasy world like middle earth just fine.
JonHodgson's avatar
Thank you! I couldn't really ask for higher praise. :)
Vidugavia's avatar
You're welcome! Your hobbits are clearly neither dwarves nor children. They are simply hobbits. Well done.
jasonjuta's avatar
I wish I could make ArtRage do that. argh.
Puddum's avatar
Oh wow, that's awesome. Great sense of atmosphere. The hobbits look nice and realistic. I like how they're neither super cute nor gross and ugly.
mreach's avatar
In anticipation for the new movie! Can't wait! I imagine that you are excited about it as well! This is such a sweet little piece.
PaintedKelpie's avatar
Love the atmosphere! :)
ArtEnthu's avatar
Nice work!
check out for the online art competition.
mygrimmbrother's avatar
That's a beautiful piece Jon.
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