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Probably my last Tolkien-themed picture (for a little while, at least), since I need to concern myself with a bunch of written exams I have to mark... -_-

Frodo Baggins!

In his case, I actually liked Elijah Wood, mostly because I had hardly bothered to give the four Hobbits many discerning features, and he made a fine Frodo. Still, I went for my own, old vision of him again. :)

Watercolour. ^^

Forestalling The Tolkien Hair Colour Debate, Part CXXVII: Frodo is decribed by Gandalf (in the Prancing Pony, if memory serves) as being fairer than most Hobbits. Now I know that "fair" always means "beautiful" in Tokien's writings, but apparently, the German translator whose translation I read for ten years before switching to the English version did not. So he made it "fairer hair", and I still have a couple of passages in the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit that I think of in German.
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kennycheer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous :)
Meluzina Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
So beautiful! I like it very much!
 Neither the Hungarian knew it. :-( 
Hazins Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
I remember Nob saying something about how he used a brown woolen mat to put in the bed in the prancing pony to give the likeness if Frodo's hair to make it look like Frodo was sleeping there. So I think that implies that Frodo's hair is brown, so my image of him was always with brown hair. But this is a really good version of him, too! I really appreciate that you draw the LOTR characters outside of the movie-verse. It's really nice to see different interpretations of the characters' appearance, rather than always seeing art of Elijah's Frodo or Sean's Sam, etc. Not that I don't like the actors; I think they're marvelous. But it's nice to see something different once in a while, you know? Anyways, you did a wonderful job!
MGraphicDesign Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
SapphireShelle91 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
I like your version of Frodo. I love Elijah Wood as Frodo, but your version is closer to the how I imagine him when I had the books first read to me by my Dad when I was six years old. Great Work!
TolkienKnight Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Love it!
Unique-Firecracker-4 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perhaps I shouldn't be talking because I love this picture too much....but could you consider a picture of Sam?
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Not sure if I can get to an elaborate one. A sketch may be in order soon, as I'm reading the Lord of Rings to my son now and predicatbly, he has trouble keeping the hobbits apart. ;)
Unique-Firecracker-4 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha. Cool! Thanks for replying.
OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is beautiful :aww:
And for the record, the Spanish translations also describe Frodo as 'fair-haired' instead of just 'fair' ;)
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