Tuesday, 13 April 2010

There and back again..

Back when I was but a mere speck of darkness in all the light, I bought a copy of 'The Hobbit' through book club in school.. I already loved the animated version of 'The Lord of the Rings', and was a flag waving, HEAVY METAL listening, Dungeons and Dragons playing fatty.. (and I'm still proud if it!) 

Anyways.. the cover of the Hobbit was what drew me to the book.. an illustrated piece of Smaug (the Dragon) curled up on a bed of golden treasure.. it really helped to inform my imagination of how the story 'looked' as I read it.. So finally... after what seems like a million years... here's my (Children's Book?) interpretation of the cover..

Flippin' heck.. that was a long post!


Anonymous said...

Oooo liking this muchly

rogue evolent said...

Man Shane, I like your version way better than the original one I remember seeing on my first pb edition (was the artist's name Pauline something?) I love the color contrast of red and yellow. Absolutely terrific!

Shane said...

Blimey Rogue.. you have a better memory than me! I don't ever recall looking for the name of the Illustrator!! Maybe I should pay more attention!! Ha Ha Ha

Thanks for the positive comments guys!