I saw The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring after it came out on video in 2002. Oh man did I love it. I watched it many more time until The Two Towers came out late that year, which I saw 6 times in the theater. Yikes. Well, if I loved something that much, I’m obviously going to draw it. Here are my Lord of the Rings drawing from 2003.
During this time, or at least while drawing these guys, I was drawing so lightly. I had to darken these a little bit with photoshop just so you can see them.
These were a ton of fun to do back then. Although they aren’t perfect, I think they resemble who they are supposed to be. Just part of the evolution.