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Venessa Baez

Graphic Designer



The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkein

The Hobbit is the prequel to J. R. R. Tolkein's Fellowship of the Rings. This literary adventure is a tale of fantastical lands, unimaginable creatures and a story of comraderie and friendship.


I began by writing out a list of words and names that stood out to me most. Alot of the imagery is fresh in my memory because of the recent release of The Hobbit film trilogy, so my list of words may be biased.

A sampling of my word list included:

  • Snowy
  • Dwarves
  • Elves
  • Wizards
  • Magic
  • Forest
  • Spiders
  • Arrow
  • Fire
  • Orcs
  • Bear
  • Hoard
  • Dragon
  • Jewel
  • Contract
  • Hobbit Hole
  • Ring

I began sketching different images from the book, including Smaug the dragon, the jewel, the ring, and the arrow, just to get my creative ideas flowing. I even drew an H containing little hobbit feet.


3. After sketching for a while, I decided to combine a few different elements. Next up, I'll work on vectorizing this to come up with a first draft of the book cover.


12/30/14 - Coming Soon


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