Hobbit & LotR artwork for Calgary Expo 2014

These preposterously talented gentlemen all appeared at the recent Calgary Expo, and my friend (to whom I owe eternal thanks/ a statue / a kidney) asked if I might like some autographs? The answer was vehement and ebullient and had lots of excited swearing.

So I hastily made these in the hope they wouldn’t mind leaving some sort of mark upon them (an autograph, jammy fingerprints, anything) and as a microcosmically small recognition of their super-ness. ^_^

Update: the Dwarf pictures were finished too late to be autographed, but the gentlemen were given prints of them, and lovely Mark Hadlow (Dori) was even kind enough to give me a special autograph as a ‘thank you’. :D The Hobbits and Elves were signed however, included below are all the scans I have so far.


  1. magnificent Soni, as usual =)

    • Thank you Brendalings! I hope the subjects liked them too. :)
      Though I think any reaction that doesn’t include spontaneous vomiting and/or homicidal rampaging could be considered a success.

  2. Heidi

     /  Thursday 1, May, 2014

    So beautiful, and my favorite elves! I’ve seen a lot of Haldir portraits and I think yours is the most beautiful. And Gil-galad again, he’s perfect.

    You are so very talented.

  3. These are absolutely stunning. So…did you get your autographs? Fili is my favorite and I’m dying over this glorious painting.

    • :D I’ve updated the post with some scans of autos from that day, though not all were on artwork, including Fili’s alas, though the message he put on his photo (above) was super. ;)

  4. Hi Soni! I’ve been followed your art for awhile on Facebook, and I had to come seek you out for a bigger dose. Also wondering if you do commissioned pieces? I would kill for an Eomer in the style you’ve done these other LOTR ones. Absolutely love your work.

    • *following. D’oh!

    • Hi Cara, I’m so sorry I didn’t see this earlier! (I forget that I can get comments here too). If you’re still interested please email me at soni(at)bohemianweasel.com and I can have a look in the drawing box and see if there are any Éomers hiding in there. :)


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