These Hobbit illustrations are taking me a little longer than I had planned so I thought I might show some progress here to keep my motivation up. Consider this a place-holder. I will update this as often as I can.
One of my favourite scenes in the book when poor old Bombur loses his balance and falls in the enchanted stream when a dark hart leaps from one side to the other.
**edit 6/7 - blocked in a lot more of the tones now. Mirkwood is almost as difficult to draw as it is to travel through I feel! Still a fair bit of finessing to do on this but I might sit on it for a little while.
** another edit 29/12 - added some inks and fixed up the head of the hart that has always looked goofy. Much happier with it now and the scan in general, which is a lot crisper.