“Stand by the grey stone when the thrush knocks, and the setting sun with the last light of Durin’s Day will shine upon the key-hole.”
-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
I’ve always loved the role that the thrush plays in the Hobbit, and I’ve been looking for a good way to incorporate all the related symbolism into one art piece. When the movies came out, the portrayal of the dwarf Dwalin as a tough, tattooed badass got me wondering what other tattoos he might have. If I were him, the thrush would be top of my list.
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June 6, 2014 | Categories: Artwork, Tee Shirts | Tags: arrow, baggins, bilbo, bird, birds, dwalin, dwarf, dwarves, gandalf, heavy metal, history, hobbit, illustration, J.R.R., key, lord of the rings, middle earth, movie, nature, screen print, shirt, silk screened, t-shirt, tattoo, tee, Thorin, thrush, tolkien | Leave a comment