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Dwarf Adventurer by JonHodgson Dwarf Adventurer by JonHodgson
©2010 Jon Hodgson

Dwarf adventurer seeking permission to travel in the lands of King Dáin for The One Ring rpg from Sophisticated Games and Cubicle 7.

"To most denizens of the Lonely Mountain, taking part in the making of future splendours is enough to fill their life with purpose. To some, the memory of even greater halls still lost to the enemy fills their heart with longing and bitterness, driving out any interest in the concerns of other folks. These restless spirits become emissaries and adventurers, and their wandering carries the name of Erebor to many foreign realms."

Artrage, Painter, PS.
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TiberiusKardem Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Well done! With King Dain having a red axe and everything! I was, however, under the impression that Orcrist was visible on the Tomb as it would alert the Dwarves if ever the mountain was under attack (from orcs at least). Could be wrong though.
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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PakisWin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I'm lost for words here, this is just so amazing!
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OuroborosI Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great looking dwarves even better looking background :salute:
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muratgul Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011   Digital Artist
:clap: very nice
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NaarieKermie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the overall composition of the piece. Everything just flows together in harmony.
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picturefragments Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice Arkenstone... if that's what it is.
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Puddum Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work! This definitely tells a story and creates a sense of adventure and ancient places and legends and memory. I love the Dwarves' designs but also the architecture around and behind him.
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
so beautifully done! Has a nice traditional feeling!
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
They definitely got the right artist for the job. Your style is gritty but slightly homely, (not quite the word I want, but anyway...) and it really lends itself to the subject matter. You are good at making it look like everything has been there for a long time. The characters really seem to belong in thier world, too.
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tinzart Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   Digital Artist
Great work as usual. :)
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ArtisanNoirHouse Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
opps missing spell scene...but awesome image
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ArtisanNoirHouse Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
i love this seen my friends and i think dwarves are awesome and you captured the essences of these proud stout folk.....
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quickreaver Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aw, I love their expressions! Beautiful palette too. Just lovely!
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Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Is that Thorin's tomb under the Mountain, and the Arkenstone?
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LeeSmith Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
For some reason I love the fact that the elder dwarf is pigeon-toed.
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Osric20 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That must be his iron foot. ;)

Dain is lecturing, and must have brought the dwarf to the tomb of Thorin Oakenshield on purpose. "Young beardling, your deeds will speak to the honour of the Kingdom Under the Mountain -- the Kingdom for which my cousin, King Thorin, gave to his very life".
(Are those stairs in the background a deliberate reference to Alan Lee's funeral of Thorin in 'Buried Under the Mountain'? That's doubly cool!)

I see the dwarf as rather lowly for an adventurer -- though rightly not bristling with a personal arsenal of weaponry! And I think he's looking a bit wary or nervous at Dain's words... (Maybe he's a she, and shouldn't be going out of the dwarf-hold alone at all!)

The Arkenstone is... rendered over-large here for reasons of artistic licence. ;)

--Osric.
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nomog Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Love it, it really captures the feeling of Lord Of The Rings very well! The grave with the dwarf holding that glowing rock is just great :)
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sanrucha Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looks amazing
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