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What did Tolkien learn?

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Mar 14 2007, 1:17am

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What did Tolkien learn? [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, he learned he'd have to alter pictures to suit publishers' constraints on types of acceptable media, and that what he'd like to see in print will not always be what fits their needs.

What's amazing is that his pictures suited the tone of The Hobbit so well. Few writers can do that. The pictures are not "perfect", but they help add definition to the story.

Thank you (a bit belatedly) for finishing this up for us! It's always a treat to take a look at the Master's handiwork.

"Confusticate and bebother these dwarves!"

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**JRRT: Artist & Illustrator. The Hobbit, Part II Open Discussion** squire Send a private message to squire Feb 26 2007, 6:02am
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    With the exception of Smaug, Tolkien did not draw his most fantastical visions. Curious Send a private message to Curious Feb 27 2007, 11:06am
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