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The last goodbye - Thorin and Kili



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Happy New Year, everybody! :party:
So, I did this drawing shortly before Christmas and sent it as a card to my very good friend :iconihni:, who just received it in the mail today.

It shows my favourite scene between Thorin (played by Richard Armitage) and his nephew Kili (Aidan Turner) in the the movie "The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies". I adore both characters (and actors) but was disappointed by the movie itself (Thranduil, though, he had some awesome scenes!!!). I'm not going to go into more details here; there's already so much talk (read: ranting) going on about it online that I don't feel I have to participate in the discussion as well.

Thorin was really hard to get right, I struggled a lot with his features and had to re-draw him several times. Kili, on the other hand, was pretty easy and fun to draw.

I'm sorry about the wrinkles on the paper. I had used a lot of water with my ink to dilute it but it made the paper wavy (it obviously doesn't handle water very well) and so I tried to make it even again by adding more water and putting some heavy books on it while it dried. But the wrinkles kind of work with the old-ish look of the paper, right?

Anyway, here's the materials I used and other infos.

Size: 19,2cm x 14,25cm
:bulletblack: Durable manila paper from Hilroy
:bulletblack: HB graphite pencil for sketching
:bulletblack: Very diluted black ink
:bulletblack: White charcoal pencil as well as pink, skin-coloured (beige?) and dark grey/brownish coloured pencils
:bulletblack: Other: Kneadable eraser, fixative
Reference: (you can ignore the writing)
Titel: From the song "The last goodbye" by Billy Boyd

Hope you like it. Comments and critiques are, as always, greatly appreciated. :-)
Image details
Image size
800x649px 230.45 KB
iPhone 4
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Dec 23, 2014, 11:01:17 PM
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tofu0004's avatar
Beautiful work!
Awww so many feelings!*-*