We stumbled across Sam Bosma’s work quite a while ago and instantly fell in love with his illustrations. Born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Sam moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where he attended the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Many of the pieces shown here are from a on-going project that Sam is participating in called the Picture Book Report for which he is illustrating twelve scenes from JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
His blog is a great source of inspiration and he is constantly updating it with tons of work in progress and sketches. It’s great to see his process as he sketches expansive studies of characters from Hobbits to eagles!
All images ©2010 Sam Bosma