Ryan Thomason

Hobbittsss! Appreciate This ART Lord of the Rings Fans

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I can still paint a vivid imagining of what Hobbiton looked like in my head when I first poured over the Lord of the Rings books, the movie helped frame it somewhat but master world builder Tolkien did it for me the first time. At least now we can take a look at and BUY some concept art done by the guys at Weta Workshop.

This awesome print is called “Disturber of the Peace” by Weta Workshop concept artist Ben Wootten, who obviously worked on the films. If you can’t tell, it’s Gandalf arriving into town, which usually isn’t the BEST sign for Hobbits. The first hundred people to thrown down $35 for this will end up with a hand signed copy by Wootten himself. I already sent a link to the wife testing the waters of my splurging purchase, though, if you have a pair of balls that you still own, go ahead and buy it yourself asap.

Here is the official description:

“You have officially been declared a disturber of the peace.”

The famous words, spoken by Frodo as Gandalf enters Hobbiton in his horse drawn cart at the beginning of The Fellowship Of The Ring, serve to alert the wizard to the modicum of suspicion by which he is regarded by Hobbits after earlier endeavours.

A visiting wizard spells trouble and hobbits tend not to meddle in the affairs of wizards for fear of disruption and upheaval in their quiet little village in the Shire.

The scene is pastoral in a way that only the Shire can offer. Sheep grazing, oak trees, green hills as far as the eye can see and the great wizard opening Bilbo’s gate in Bagshot Row.

Painted by Ben Wootten, artist, illustrator and former concept designer at Weta Workshop on The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. Ben was one of the original Weta crew who produced much of The Lord Of The Rings concept art you may have seen in art books and DVD features.

Who better to capture this tranquil outlook from the hill and towards the lake.

Ben has signed each print by hand.

The external dimensions of the print are 23.2 in x 11.7 in (590 mm x297 mm) and the printed area is 20.9 in x 8.9 in (530 mm x 235 mm). A lovely cinematic format.

It’s printed on good quality 170 gsm satin paper and ships rolled up in a VERY sturdy poster tube. The dimensions of the poster tube are such that you can order up to 10 for the same shipping cost! It will arrive in pristine condition, ready to be framed and hung, pride of place, in your home.

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