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Pencil on tissue paper.
This is the very first Hobbit study Greg Hildebrandt did in 1975. Greg and Tim were actually going to use this layout for a painting but the painting was never produced. Tis sketch established the look of the Hobbits that the Hildebrandts created.
Greg dug into his archives to find the few remaining Tolkien sketches that he owned in 2000 when Spiderwebart began to design the Tolkien art of The Brothers Hildebrandt art book, published by Watson-Guptill. This sketch may have some tears in it, but that in no way takes away from its beauty. The computer image does not do this drawing justice.
Tim Hildebrandt passed away in June of 2006. This sketch was not signed by Greg and Tim prior to Tim’s death. Therefore this original art is available signed only by Greg Hildebrandt.
IMAGE AREA: approximately 19” x 17.5”
FRAMED SIZE: 29” x 30”