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JRRT Artist and Illustrator: Chap. 3: #5: Miscellaneous and Open Discussion

NZ Strider
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Mar 16 2007, 8:51am


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JRRT Artist and Illustrator: Chap. 3: #5: Miscellaneous & Open Discussion

First, a question to those who’ve not been AWOL from these discussions: Is the week’s discussion leader still expected to post a “summary” of the week’s discussion?

Now, I’m not entirely sure what sorts of questions to ask about the remaining drawings in this chapter of *Artist and Illustrator*. This is probably more of a reflexion on me than on the artist.

At any rate, of the drawings which I’ve not had anything to say about, here are some of the more striking, IMHO:

First, Owlamoo, another of Michael Tolkien’s nightmares:



Next, there is a sheet with three sketches on it. The house is the Tolkiens’ house on Northmoor Rd. in Oxford (I made a point of walking past it, by the way, when I had to walk up to Wolfson College whilst staying a few weeks in Oxford a few years ago). The house -- as, perhaps, the mundane looking shop in “Shop on the Edge of the Hills of Fairy Land” -- stands in close proximity to a rather severe looking figure seated on some sort of throne (a giant or ogre of sorts?) as well as to a figure with three animal’s heads next to a smaller figure holding a toy dragon on wheels.




The mind boggles; though one would like to imagine that there was some story which Tolkien told his children and which involved those creatures. Perhaps we may suggest a UUT: one of the creatures is, in fact, the mysterious Orgog!

Next, we have Tolkien’s drawings of Father Christmas, and Father Christmas’s house:



For the house compare “Northern House”:





Anyway, I’ve no real questions. Does anyone have any comments to make about, say, Owlamoo? Or other UUTs to contribute? Or does someone wish to discuss a drawing which I haven’t?

As Squire would say, talk amongst yourselves.

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JRRT Artist and Illustrator: Chap. 3: #5: Miscellaneous and Open Discussion NZ Strider Send a private message to NZ Strider Mar 16 2007, 8:51am
    I haven't seen summaries for a while. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 16 2007, 10:19am
    Is Orgog related to Orgoglio? a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Mar 16 2007, 10:47am
        I was thinking along the lines of Gog and Magog drogo Send a private message to drogo Mar 16 2007, 11:49am
            yes, Kimi too a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Mar 16 2007, 11:53am
                You know, with the guesses NZ Strider Send a private message to NZ Strider Mar 18 2007, 12:54am
                    ***a.s. blushes a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Mar 18 2007, 3:53am
    I find Owlamoo not scary at all. dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Mar 17 2007, 1:35am
    Why was Michael the only one with nightmares? Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Mar 18 2007, 1:31am
        It was also only Michael who dreamed of the great wave. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 18 2007, 3:07am
    Maholo Nui Loa Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Mar 19 2007, 6:55pm

 
 
 

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