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The Lord of the Rings: Drafts, sketches, constructions

Middle-earth takes shape....

Lord of the Rings Middle earth map by Daniel Reeve

Lord of the Rings Middle earth map by Daniel Reeve

Lord of the Rings Middle earth map by Daniel Reeve

A dragon emerges from some pencil sketches, to embellish a map....

Lord of the Rings illustrations Smaug by Daniel Reeve

Lord of the Rings illustrations Smaug by Daniel Reeve

Lord of the Rings illustrations Smaug by Daniel Reeve

Elijah practices with a quill....

Lord of the Rings calligraphy by Daniel Reeve

Drafts 1 and 2 for the illustration of Barahir's ring.

Lord of the Rings illustrations ring of Barahir by Daniel Reeve

Lord of the Rings illustrations ring of Barahir by Daniel Reeve

Bilbo's writing style develops (or perhaps 'deteriorates' would be a better word...).   The image on the left is done with a pen, the one on the right is the first attempt with a quill.

Lord of the Rings Bilbo writing by Daniel Reeve

Lord of the Rings Bilbo writing by Daniel Reeve