Tolkien Pictures 1


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These pictures illustrate Tolkien’s imaginative vision. Throughout his life Tolkien expressed himself in drawings, paintings, and sketches. Several of the examples on this page relate to the world of the Silmarillion, the comprehensive mythology that supplies the backdrop to his more popular tales of hobbits in Middle-Earth. They reveal the breadth and coherence of the world that he “discovered.”

Code letter Polar Bear's Explosion Exploring Goblin Caves Trees

Tanequetil Forest Glaurung

The Silmarils Bëor Finrod Felagund Beren

Lúthien Idril Celebrindal Elwë Númenórean tiles