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The Hobbit by MaryDoodles The Hobbit by MaryDoodles
~Watercolor & Ink~2012~
A tribute to The Hobbit. This was painted before seeing the movie and after reading the book well over a decade ago. So, I guess this is what I took away from it all.

Watch the time lapse video of this painting being made --> [link]
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calibaster Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I watched this and about died!! I loved the foggy style, and then when I saw the pipe I was like, "Ooooooooh yeeeeeeeeeeaaaahhh!! I totally know where this is going!!!" And I was totally right! Thanks for that sense of fulfilment! Even Gollum's little wisps of hair blowing in the wind made me want to die with the epicness of it all! Really, fantastic! I can't help but wonder if you could draw the Doctors, from Doctor Who. The fact that you can pretty much sum up an entire epic journey in one go has me wondering if you could do the same with 50 years of the longest running sci-fi show in all of history, TARDIS, companions, doctors ... All of it! It's a challenge that I may meet one day, but you seem qualified to take it on now, if you were inclined. You might not be, but I wouldn't be against it, if you were willing ... Please? :) 
TheCorinna Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this so much! i work a little with watercolor myself, and an amazing piece as this, inspires me so much!
neverthoughtabout Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist
It's so sweet<3 The dragon is awesome:)
prismkitty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
I love this painting! Would you mind if my fiance and I used this on our wedding cake? We're having two mini-cakes Totoro for me and The Hobbit for my fiance. The cake with look like the book standing up on it's end, open to the middle, with an illustration on the right and text from the book on the left.
KitKat-K Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That is perfect! It's so beautiful Meow :3 I love it!!!Love 
KeikoAmenuiya Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
It's so perfect <3
LunaLovegoodArt7 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow pretty!
samoojatar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
So beautiful with all the details and colors! Love the fact those images comes from Bilbo's pipe :D
LuckyBucky74 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the details :) (Smile) 
Sveagal Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!  It really captures the essence of the story.  Did you use watercolor?
MadyaKa Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Your painting is awesome
shadi717 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
One of my favorites! Heart 
starscreamdias Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very kool !
Animal-Loves Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Interface Designer
i love this :) i'm a big fan!!!!
Cyrius-Lupa Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, I like your youtube channel
AC-Art-Studio Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm watching this movie
Deathlydollies13 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaahhh! I love this! It's so peaceful!
bribritenma Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
This is so great on so many levels! Bravo! :)
dragons0723 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
iza-bee Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! Love your youtube videos and couldn't wait to find you here on dA! :)
InHayle Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
This is simply Wonderful!
Tari-Ringeril Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! <3
Dahines Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
WoundedSoul99 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Writer
I'd really love a shirt with this on it by I can't find it on the site you linked. :O
silverangel1906 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Wow!!! It's fantastic!!!
artbok Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love how Gollum looks here! Very awesome art, as usual!
adavesseth Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it captures the book quite well! Jolly, colorful and still a little dark.
Jadeling Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved watching this video when it first went up, and I love this picture :) So many skizills on display.
Maczilla1992 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so good!
mistressxx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Visually the most beautiful movie I've ever seen on the silver screen.
KathlynNicole Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
This is truely fantastic! I really enjoyed the video! It was sooooo cool to see it come together.
Iceey23 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mary, how could you resist drawing a full Gandalf? I truly couldn't :D
Al-Fatman Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Gotta love this, I'm really looking forward to watching this. ^.^
OceanBornSoul Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this so much!!
bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
miklbane Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I reiterate my comment on youtube, How can a brother get a print of this?
crazy-aika Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i like all the perspective you created
teambrownie1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Saw the speedpaint for this. My jaw is still dropped.
Cretain Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing what you can do with watercolors. Great work.
selkiemoon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
totally love the video!! plus the super epic music :) you're so beautiful and full of creativity, style, joy, affection, skill, uniqueness and no (visible) qualms to show that.
you also have a funny surname, do you know what it means in English? you probably do but I'll tell you again: gut=good, fleisch=meat so you're mary (merry) good meat :D
HanaFa732 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's good. Should be book cover good.
Lozfoai Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely art! I like Gollum, he looks so cute but scary at the same time.
DO-anotherstory Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Love it!!
Ashchethem Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love you so much for this. Thank you. Thank you so much. :iconiloveyouplz:
GermanSphynx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how the smoke turns into the silhouette of the dwarfs. And what you did with Smaug is really amazing. :) But to be honest Gollum made me laugh... hard... it looks like he's thinking "blerg the fish tastes like the sixth toe of a dwarfs feet" :D
lunaqueen17 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Its So cool, I showed my dad and he was like "I LOVE IT!"
joerayphoto Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
There're a few details that I missed until I watched the video. I always love your time lapse videos. Do you use a DSLR camera to do your time lapse shots? They're still so crisp and detailed when zoomed in close.
AlterEgo911 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What brands of brushes do you use? and do they easily fall apart? like lose fibers during a painting session?
TheLoudOne22 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I am a HUGE nerd and a MAJOR Tolkien fan. This is absolutely beautiful. I love it
TaylorsDoodles Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Bilbo: Wow, what a beautiful, relaxing day! Nothing could ruin this.
Gandalf: Lol, one sec.
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