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This is a tribute to Dwalin, one of the dwarves who share Bilbo Baggins' journey in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. In Peter Jackson's brand new trilogy, this rude dwarf is portrayed by Graham McTavish.

This is the statement the studio released about Dwalin in the upcoming trilogy:

"Renowned as a great Warrior, Dwalin speaks his mind plainly and is not one to suffer fools lightly. Fiercely loyal, he was Thorin Oakenshield's staunchest supporter with an unshakeable belief in his friend's leadership. A powerful and bruising fighter, Dwalin has a natural tendency to distrust anyone who is not a Dwarf and is particularly suspicious of Elves. Proud, brave and one of the tallest of the Dwarves, Dwalin will bow to none but those who have earned his respect."

This is one of my first experiments with Painter, so please be merciful!

:bulletred: Graphic Tablet: Wacom Cintiq 24HD
:bulletred: Software: Corel Painter 12

Prints and other stuff available here: [link]
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Fantastic. This really is an amazing piece of work. What you haven't forgotten here is that Dwalin is a very rough and tough character, battle hardened, stern and strong. You have captured this perfectly with the scar across his face; a reminder that he is a force to be reckoned with! What's more is how you have decided to create this piece in the first place. A murky, old looking background with a use of of handwriting found on Tolkien's maps and such, briliantly related to the books and films. It is almost like this has been pulled out of middle earth by a halfling/elven/dwarven artist or something! I also think the "unfinished" sort of feel to it adds to the brilliance; you've focused on the most important parts of the portrait, which makes dwalin look even more menacing here.

Regards, and good luck with future work! I will look forward to seeing it!