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Tom Bombadil by ullakko Tom Bombadil by ullakko
Tom Bombadil is a character in the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.

"Hey dol! merry dol! ring a dong dillo!
Ring a dong! hop along! Fal lal the willow!
Tom Bom, jolly Tom, Tom Bombadillo!"

(The Fellowship of the Ring)

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Illustration done with watercolours, pens and markers on bamboo paper.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
HO THERE, BEGGARMAN !
TRAMPING IN THE MARISH !
WHAT'S YOUR BUSINESS HERE ?!
HAT ALL STUCK WITH ARROWS !
SOMEBODY'S GONE AND WARNED YOU OFF !
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
:)
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urandael Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
There's just something really fascinating about this character that I can't even describe what it is.
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ullakko Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Bombadil is indeed a mysterious character I liked him too, in the book!
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PercyJackson7 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
I wish they had shown him in the movie, even though I know there's probably no time to fit him in one movie... :O
I think Bombadil's a great and mysterious character! I wonder what race he is - is he a dwarf? Does anyone know?
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ullakko Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for commenting!

I did some research when I was making this illustration, and it seems that Bombadil's race is none of the most common ones (he's not a man, a wizard, dwarf, or anything like that)... Tolkien doesn't give a direct answer to this in the books or elsewhere, other than that he is somewhere mentioned to be "the oldest and fatherless". It's been discussed afterwards, that Bombadil might be one of the ainur, some free spirit or even the Iluvatar himself.. He is a powerful character, anyways, more so than it seems at first glance.

I like the character, nice balance with earthiness and joy with an unsolved mystery..
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PercyJackson7 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Very interesting!
Yes, I remember he was mentioned as the "Eldest". Tom Bombadil is a mysterious character!!

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teslasoliloquy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Oh, yes, I was so sad about the fact that he didn't make it into the Jackson's trilogy, even though he wouldn't suit that much into the epic mood of the films~ Anyway, as always, your vegetation is flawless. I like the palette - it's so cozy, perfect! c: 
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ullakko Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! Glad you like it. :)
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teslasoliloquy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Not at all! c:
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