As an undergraduate student, Tolkien wrote The Story of Kullervo, inspired by the tales in Finnish Kalevala. This story was to further inspire the story of The Children of Húrin and the character of the dog Huan in the stories of Beren and Luthien.
Thank you so much Olga at the Middle-Earth Reflections to nominate me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I've only followed your blog for a short time, but I have to say that it one of the best designed ones that I follow and I look forward to taking my time to read more of your … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award
This story grew out of a foreword to George McDonald's story "The Golden Key". Tolkien intended to explain the concept of "fairy" and ended up creating a story. It developed into its own tale about the connection between the humans and the faery.
Inspired by the time one of J.R.R. Tolkien's son lost his toy dog, the tale of Rover, a young dog that will have lots of adventures after upsetting a wizard.
Not being one of Tolkien's Middle-Earth stories, Farmer Giles of Ham is a small adventure fable about an unexpected hero in the reluctant farmer Giles who lives in the middle of Britain in a small town Ham with his wife and dog. Although set in Medieval Britain, it is a fantasy story featuring giants, dragons, and a magic sword.
Hello all! I did not have time to draw yesterday so I post it today instead as the final post of Tolkien Week! It has truly been a great week and I can't remember when the last time I drew something on each day of the week last (oh yes I can, that was in … Continue reading Tolkien Week: Day 7 – A wizard is never late, but a Dwarf might be!
Hello again! It is day six of Tolkien Week. Tomorrow is sunday and the last day of the week. I have not yet decided what I will draw tomorrow. Today however, I wanted to tackle a Vala. I choose Aulë and while I am not satisfied with how he looks (like, even I do not … Continue reading Tolkien Week: Day 6 – Aulë
Ok, so, I decided to step into the realm of bad guys and servants of Morgoth! Without further introduction (because it is late, and I am tired) I give you Glaurung! As you might know, Glaurung is a dragon, or fire-drake. He was the first of the dragons by Morgoth and also of high rank … Continue reading Tolkien Week: Day 5 – Glaurung
Fourth day of Tolkien Week! Are we already half way through? That's a bit sad to think about... Who's with me and celebrate Tolkien the whole year round? I realized just now when loading the next character drawing that I have managed to draw a different Middle-earth race each day! Today we're having a human. … Continue reading Tolkien Week: Day 4 – Tuor son of Huor
Okay, so, another day another illustration! So far I have actually done my part and completed a drawing each day, it is a habit I hope to continue! (To draw for 1-2 hours several days a week). Anyway, I thought that I wanted to give a try on a very well known character this time … Continue reading Tolkien week: Day 3 – Lúthien Tinúviel