Bilbo Baggins doesn't know it yet, but as he gazes across his beloved Hobbiton and breathes the chill morning air, his life is about to change. Drastically.
An adventurous spirit is not a quality prized among Hobbit folk, so the formerly respectable Bilbo's sudden departure comes as much as a surprise to him as it is to his neighbours. He blames it on the Tookish blood in his veins. That side of the family was always the most odd and taken to unhobbity impulses of curiosity.
And indeed Bilbo will come to count on every ounce of Took in him to save himself and his companions once the journey begins.
There are people of extraordinary talent operating in today's world that have similar skills as the great masters of yesteryear. It just happens to be that the canvas that they paint on is the darkened screen of the cinemas of the world.
Richard Taylor - CEO & Co-founder, Wētā Workshop
The moment has been expertly captured by Gus Hunter: longtime Wētā Workshop conceptual designer who started onThe Lord Of The Ringstrilogy alongside Jeremy Bennett and was an early adopter of the digital painting techniques Wētā uses today.
The external dimensions of the print are 23.2in x 11.7in (590mm x 297mm) and the printed area is 20.9in x 8.9in (530mm x 235mm). A lovely cinematic format.
It's printed on good quality 170 gsm satin paper and ships rolled up in a VERY sturdy poster tube. It will arrive in pristine condition, ready to be framed and hung, pride of place, in your home.