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Firebeards: Hot-headed, warlike and tough, Firebeards came from Nogrod (Tumunzahar) in the Blue Mountains. Supreme metalworkers, they are said to have invented maille. They are also hailed as the greatest Blade-smiths among Dwarves, and naturally many of the best came from their ranks, such as:  Gamil Zirak (said to be the greatest of all times, maker of the knife Angrist, the sword Andúril and the Dragon-Helm of Dor-Lómin), as well as the legendary Dwarf-smiths Telchar and Garmur. They befriended the elves with whom they traded profusely, and were commissioned by King Thingol of Doriath to delve Menegroth as well as to create treasuries and weapons for him. The necklace Nauglamír was their greatest creation for the King, and the cause of equally great woe. 
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galegorn's avatar

long time aye my friend. mate i'm in love with your dwarves concept especially this one just can't find words to express the felling when i went through your gallery after long time :clap: . when you think this is it . it can get no better you come up with those and blow people's mind . your talent is brilliant can't be human you got magic powers for sure i'm just amazed how you bring your art to life. i look at your concepts and i can't stop thinking how ? i can tell all the characteristics jus by look at then no need for description at all . thanks for making people's life happier creating such a master piece . you're the bruce lee do lápis :D

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Thank you so much bro. I am very happy to hear you appreciate it so much!

Cheers

darklord86's avatar

These are my favorite

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What is it that you like about them?

darklord86's avatar

Their hair and beards

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This is also what they like about themselves, I heard :P

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This doodle was partially inspired by master Artigas' top-notch Firebeards artwork above:

Dwarf of the Maidens by KarakNornClansman
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This id fantastic Mathias! Well done!
I love the details in this one like the shield and the axe, as well as all the ornaments! 
Please keep them coming, seems like we have another top notch Dwarven artist on the block now :D
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Thank you kindly Sergio! It's much appreciated, and very encouraging. Trying to follow in your Dwarven culture-crafting footsteps is heaps of fun.

Sculpting work is calling, but I'll try to get a doodle in every now and then nevertheless. :)

Cheers!
KarakNornClansman's avatar
Smiths and artisans. The Celtic streak is strong in this one, with good reason. Fine mining of the house names themselves for clues.
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Thank you. I had to work from crumbs really.
Libra1010's avatar
 Each and every one of these dwarvish portraits is a particular favourite, but this has to be my Particular favourite for the simple reason that Master Firelock here has the most magnificent beard by far!:D (Big Grin) 
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Thanks a lot my friend.
I have to say I have a personal attachment to this guy. In my youth, I used to sport a long mop of hair, trailing dow to my waist, and it was very much alike to this dwarf's beard and hair. Only of a different colour, more like a mouse's little coat :D
My idea was to make it more like the fire that is their namesake.
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 Well he definitely looks hot-headed enough to match that name!;) (Wink) 
Kacorkiraly's avatar
Fascinating portrayal of a member of a proud and profound people! I really like his weapons and armour, quite original, still feels characteristically dwarvish.
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Thank you!
I was going for a Celtic vibe with this one.
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