Pencil on tissue paper.
These are initial thumbnail sketches for the first Tolkien calendar. Thumbnails are the first stage in composing a layout for a painting.
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 Timís death. Therefore this original art is available signed only by Greg Hildebrandt.