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Farmer Maggot (Inktober Day 23) by MatejCadil Farmer Maggot (Inktober Day 23) by MatejCadil
Through the gate there now appeared a broad thick set hobbit with a round red face. “Hallo! Hallo! And who may you be, and what may you be wanting?” he asked.
J. R. R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring. Book I, Chapter IV: A Short Cut to Mushrooms 

In case you are wondering why a hobbit is wearing boots: In the Prologue to the Lord of the Rings it is said: "The Hobbits of that quarter, the Eastfarthing, were rather large and heavy-legged, and they wore dwarf-boots in muddy weather." Although boots are not mentioned in the story, I can surely imagine farmer Maggot wearing them after the heavy rain earlier that day (and it fitted nicely with the "muddy" prompt for that day of inktober.

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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018
A very solid rendition of a competent, vital character who gave us a GREAT look at Frodo's youth.
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed, these passages where they talk about Frodo's youth are priceless.
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
way cool!!
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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MayGoldworthy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! It's not often a hobbit is drawn wearing boots :D
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not often indeed. But I think if there is one hobbit character from the LotR for whom boots are appropriate, it is farmer Maggot.
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MayGoldworthy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed :D
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