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The Road to Mordor

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By ShaylynnAnn   |   
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This is the third in a series of three drawings depicting various versions of Tolkien's "Roads go ever on and on" poem/walking song. Part one: [link] Part Two: [link]

Sam carrying Frodo to Mount Doom.

This part always makes me cry... and it's very difficult to draw people being carried, so I did purposefully copy the poses and clothing from the LotR RotK movie.

The hobbit walking song has a ton of variations, and this one is from "Lord of the Rings," not "The Hobbit" like the verses from my other drawings.

I didn't realize until after I drew this "The Road goes ever on and on" verse is repeated later on, repleacing "eager feet" with "weary feet." Weary would fit this illustration better, but oh well!

Aaaaand, there is one last version of this poem that I could find, spoken by the elderly Bilbo at the end of all the adventures:

"The Road goes ever on and on
Out from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
Let others follow it who can!
Let them a journey new begin,
But I at last with weary feet
Will turn towards the lighted inn,
My evening-rest and sleep to meet."
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Auua-YtjomlHobbyist General Artist
It is haunting to pair these lyrics with this scene. Well done.
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I like that poem thingy alot, and I also love the handwriting. Oh, today, I was re-watching X-men Orgins: Wolverine, and I noticed that on the back of the old couple's car was a sticker that says "Not all who wander are lost".
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clickybiro General Artist
Looked at all of the parts... again beautiful work on them all! They make a very nice set!
MicBoring's avatar
It's really nice! =D
Maratka92's avatar
It's great :)