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The Hobbit: In One Picture

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A friend sent me this unbelievable drawing by a guy who goes by the name madbatter.

Below, is the entire story of The Hobbit in one picture. You start in the lower right, following the path, and end in the upper right at the Lonely Mountain.

I don’t think you have to be a fan of The Lord of the Rings to appreciate how this was drawn in exquisite detail. Unbelievably impressive.

If you are a huge fan of The Hobbit (coming on the big screen in December!), you can download this as desktop wallpaper on the madbatter’s site.

How cool is this artwork?

 

 

UPDATE: According to commenter L. Mangue: 

“Just wanted to let you know that this artwork labeled as being created by “madbatter” was actually created by David E. Alter Jr. in 1982 . Really would like to make sure the correct artist gets the credit here.

The artwork called, “Bilbo’s Great Adventure” was featured as a postcard in, “Tolkien’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings postcard book” published in 2007.”

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  1. CooL !

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    June 4, 2012
  2. Beautiful artwork! I wonder if this kind of communication will become more important as we become more computer literate, but less book literate.

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    June 4, 2012
  3. Teresa #

    Awesome. That was a long book.

    BTW You see that same style in the old Buddhist artwork.

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    June 4, 2012
  4. Welcome to another happy Monday!Wow, yes that art work is impressive. Along our journey we studied movements in European architecture through the observation of the basillica to the Gothic period until the collapseable “tent” of the Arabs. I wrote a paper on a typanum (the arch singled out above the entrance of a church that contains a bible story usually, because in this time the public pretty much illiterate)For example,. Demonstrated one way to either. The church was in Raevenna, on the pilgrimage circuit. This dude who did the hobbit artwork; his artwork looked exactly like the figures demonstrating various bible stories in the tympanums of churches before the Gothic period. I’m wondering if that helped him.

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    June 4, 2012
  5. This is so awesome. I think I’m gonna have to reblog :)

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    June 5, 2012
  6. Reblogged this on Nishita's Rants and Raves and commented:
    This is one awesome drawing that depicts the entire story of The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. I have a special fondness for The Hobbit as it was the first Fantasy book I read that introduced me to a whole new wonderful genre.

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    June 5, 2012
  7. Erika Rosacker #

    I consider Lord of the Rings to be among the finest cinematic achievements in motion picture history. As for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the closest approximation is The Phantom Menace. I liked The Phantom Menace back in May 1999 and I still do (in defense of… ). But I now know exactly how those who disliked or hated Episode One felt on that fateful evening 12.5 years ago. I feel your pain, for now it is my pain as well.”

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    February 17, 2013
  8. L. Mangue #

    HI!

    Just wanted to let you know that this artwork labeled as being created by “madbatter” was actually created by David E. Alter Jr. in 1982 . Really would like to make sure the correct artist gets the credit here.

    The artwork called, “Bilbo’s Great Adventure” was featured as a postcard in, “Tolkien’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings postcard book” published in 2007. :D

    Thank you!
    L

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    April 22, 2013

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