Working on the Hobbit has been the realization of a long term goal, and coming from South Africa, a little town called King Williams Town, with NO connection to the entertainment industry in anyway, it seemed like a fools dream. My parent's were the best support any kid could ask for, and they did nothing but encourage my determination. To have ended up with the Lead Creature Designer credit for the movie is incredibly fortunate for me and I rest on the shoulders of the giants that lay the foundation for this world and the awesome team I worked with, namely Greg Tozer, Jamie Beswarick, Dave Meng, Nick Keller, Paul Tobin and Gus Hunter (there were many others as well). Led by our amazing boss, Sir Richard Taylor. My partner Lindsey who helped design some of the dwarves and does collectibles as well was my inspiration and an amazing artist herself! Could not have done it without her.
Featured in this book you will see SOME of the fruits of our labor. I wish I could share more but unfortunately, this is all I'm able to show now, and please, go out and get the book if you're interested! I hope the work inside inspires as it did me years ago. Many thanks to the talented Daniel Falconer for putting this masterpiece together!
A collection of what I could find online that has been released. But there is plenty more in the upcoming books!