I did ten black and white illustrations for this literary gem back in 1968. The book, and LOTR influenced my reading tastes for decades to come.

This little project was my first attempt at a substantial piece of illustrative work that required sustained focus and determination.

I submitted it as part of my art finals at Alsager teacher training college.

Some of the pages show distinct promise even whilst being rather clumsy in many places. However, the passion for the subject matter is there, even if the artwork is somewhat rough.

The Hobbit