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The Road from Bag End by ShaylynnAnn The Road from Bag End by ShaylynnAnn
This is the first in a series of three drawings depicting various versions of Tolkien's "Roads go ever on and on" poem/walking song. Part Two: [link] Part Three: [link]

The Lord of the Rings is incredibly inspirational to me, but believe it or not, I hadn't read the books all the way through in over four years. A couple of months ago I started to read it through slowly, starting with the Hobbit, when I rediscovered one of my favorite poems.

This version is the first verse of Bilbo's walking song from "The Hobbit." I drew Gandalf sitting and thinking; he could be waiting and ready to commence either Bilbo or Frodo's adventures.

Anyways, this is also an experiment in watercolors (and I'm deeply regretting just doing this on journal paper, it got really wrinkly and the paper started to feather!).

And I of course had to be redundant and put the tehtar above the vowels. And I did my best to copy Bilbo's-style of handwriting that you see glimpses of in the LOTR movies.

(I can't wait for the Hobbit movie!)
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ManiacalFreak Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful! You did a wonderful job on this! The colors look great together in this drawing! And the shades! A great drawing to go with a great poem! Keep up the great work! :heart:
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SummertimeDarkheart Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is lovely. I've been looking for this particular poem for ages. thank you.
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ShaylynnAnn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! And it is a wonderful poem. :)
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SummertimeDarkheart Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yesma'am.
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birdiey1miss Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
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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ShaylynnAnn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
SERIOUSLY? That's epic!
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birdiey1miss Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
I know, right! You should go watch the movie, or just look it up on IMDB. It says what I jest said in the specials secion. ( I forgot what it's called )
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ShaylynnAnn Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I just saw the movie for the first time this weekend, and squealed when I saw that. ^_^
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FliegenLicht Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, this is so cool! :excited:
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very nice! It was a nice warm storytelling feeling.
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