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Dreaming of Elven Things by Snow-Monster Dreaming of Elven Things by Snow-Monster
Samwise Gamgee daydreaming in the Baggins' garden. 'Thought I'd take a break from the scary battle scenes to try to focus on something tamer. Tolkien's legendarium frequently pauses in the midst of all the excitement to examine the joys of the common life, to enjoy natural beauty in the world around us and wonder at what lies beyond. I imagine Sam is looking across Bagshot Row beyond the water towards the lands where only elves now dwell.

Done in pen and ink.
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LynnWolfe Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2019
Very nice, I like the sketchiness and color scheme. <3
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! I really appreciate it.
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Aijoku Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is cute <3
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'Glad you think so!
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CarlHolden Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018
Lovely work, lineart on brown paper and the white looks really good. It's good to see hobbits doing what they love
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm pleased you like it!
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
 Very Lovely, though I'm surprised that any Hobbit can look so sleek! (though given Master Gamgee is a gardener he may well be a little less comfortable in the stomach reason than the like of Merry & Pippin).:) (Smile) 
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Much appreciated sir. Yes, that was the idea, that Sam is usually at work. As great a performance as Sean Astin gave, I still have a hard time picturing Sam as rotund. He just doesn't seem subdued enough. Sure he's unassuming and a bit quiet at times, but his dedication and persistence give me the impression that he'd be a tad thinner than his fellow halflings.  I also think that he would be the youngest of the four hobbits. Nothing from the text really indicates this other than the fact that he seems more eager than his comrades and he mentions his old gaffer frequently. Just a thought.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018
 I am very happy to agree with that idea, though one would suggest that Merry & Pippin (happy-go-lucky rascals that they be) would seem rather younger - or at least more youthful - than Sam, as one would expect of rogues still pinching vegetables from the local tenantry!
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can definitely see Pippin  as the younger of the two, but Merry seems a little more mature. Especially in the first couple chapters when he is first introduced in the book. Perhaps not as grown-up as he would like to appear, but certainly a capable fellow in his own borders of Buckland.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018
 On the other hand being praised as a little more mature than Peregrine Took can be an overly-narrow superlative!;) (Wink) 
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very true.
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A-D-R Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful and warm. Colored paper is the best paper!
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! It is fun to work with!
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Abhijeet-45 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So calm 👌
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind words!
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Abhijeet-45 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, keep up the good work 👍
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feathersburning Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This scene makes me so happy. I wish Jackson hadn't skipped over the joys and horrors of Hobbiton in his films.
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh good, my work is done then.
Yes, it's a pity. I understand why it wasn't included given the restraints of film, but I do wish we could have seen a little more of the Shire.
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feathersburning Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Understandable, but I share the sentiment. I hope Sam gets his contemplation time in.
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Peace-In-Violence Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
looks good
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you think so.
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CelandineGranger Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
What a beautiful moment! You captured it well.
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. The quieter moments can be some of the best.
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Elaini-the-Mystic Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The natural beauty is what Elves and Hobbits definitely have in common.
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed! That and the pointy ears;) (Wink) 
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FaroSamor Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist
This is so beautiful! Lovely textures and beautiful use of black and white.
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm happy you enjoy it! Thanks for commenting.
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Cealcrest Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
He seems tall O.o
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I did base the figure off of my little brothers for size comparison and to make sure of the proportions. He's only about six heads tall. I use eight for regular sized folk.
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Cealcrest Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Maybe like a previous commenter said, he's not as stocky or round as I usually think of hobbits being. Still watching! ;)
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'Glad to have you:) (Smile) 
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NonieR Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
That's one skinny hobbit you got there. ;)
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's a hard workerWink/Razz 
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Betting-On-Love Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018   Digital Artist
Very nice. The style you used gives it an added nostalgic feel.
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Betting-On-Love Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018   Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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