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Finally! A new Dwarf portrait for you folks. ;P

This is Balin, brother of Dwalin. Dwarf Lords in their own right, Balin and Dwalin are close relatives of Thorin. From the upcoming Hobbit Movie.

Sorry it took me so long to finish this my friends. My muse didn't want me to draw Dwarves. ;P Not sure if I actually like how this one came out. His coat was a pain to draw. Oh well, I guess it will have to do. I will draw some more dwarves in the coming days, but today I have another project in mind. If all goes well, it will most likely be up later on today. :D You will all have to wait and see what it is though. ;P

Colored pencil on Colored 98 lb. Canson paper. With a bit of White and Black Sharpie paint pen.

Thanks for all your faves and comments, they are, as always, very welcome. :D :hug:
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:iconcullyferg2010:
cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
Always thought Balin would have made a better King Under the Mountain than Thorin.  More level headed.
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Artsy50 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) You could be right. :)
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cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018
The way he was portrayed in the movie would back up my assumption. 
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:iconrazielanoyafunanya:
razielanoyafunanya Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, love them all..
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconrazielanoyafunanya:
razielanoyafunanya Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome
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JEWTzilla Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
imma grow my beard like this
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go for it. :)
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:iconflash790:
flash790 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Balin reminds me of Si from Duck Dynasty for some reason....
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconcastiel-abhorsen:
Castiel-Abhorsen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He's always been my favorite Dwarf, this makes me extremely happy indeed <3
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like him. :D Thanks!
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:iconcastiel-abhorsen:
Castiel-Abhorsen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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DarqueJackal Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really lovely! It does Balin justice! Would you mind if I added a link to it to my Hobbit Art Gallery here:
[link]
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I have checked out your Hobbit Gallery. Nice. I would be honored to have my art there.
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DarqueJackal Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have added your dwarf portraits to the gallery. Many thanks for allowing me to fill it with so many lovely works!
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for asking to display them there. You may have inspired me to finally get on to drawing the next one. :D
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DarqueJackal Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good!!
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've started the next dwarf drawing but it is taking longer than expected. I'm drawin Ori and his knitted cowl is time consuming. :)
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CeruleanHeavens Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing as always!! Another great piece to the collection ;)
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D On to the next one.
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:iconceruleanheavens:
CeruleanHeavens Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahah! Good luck matey :>
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Artsy50 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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bleuie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work! This will surely be a fantastic collection, keep up the good work! :clap:
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Artsy50 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Bleuie! :D
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
another fantastic dwarf!! you're the dwarf queen of drawings this series is amazing cant believe how many you did already :clap:
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Artsy50 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Kat! :D Now, If I could only submit my latest drawing...Apparently there is no place to find the file on the submission page...Hmmm, everything else is there, I just can't submit the actual drawing...I had problems this morning too when I submitted Balin. I wanted to do a minor edit and it wouldn't let me. DA is being glitchy again I guess.
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sounds like it for me it's very slow my typing takes forever :(
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Artsy50 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now I can submit the drawing, but I can't add in the category...very frustrating...So, really, I still can't submit the drawing, because if you don't fill in the category it won't accept it. Grrrr!!!
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StandingRockStudio Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Yay! Your new dwarf! :D Wonderful job on him!
You know...right in the face...he looks a little like the actor Billy Barty (who died Dec 23, 2000). [link] [link]
Or maybe Ed Asner... [link] [link] :D
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Artsy50 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Rhonda. :D I was thinking he looked like Ed Asner too. ;P lol!
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Oznerol-1516 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! I had the same problem with Balin's coat when I painted it (Here's my Balin; [link]), the patterns and the embroidery are intrincate, and there are lot of different textures on it. The beard is also as troublesome!
You painted him wonderfully, I love both the textures and the bear, they are brilliant!
I love it.
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definately a pain to draw. ;P

Thanks! :D
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Oznerol-1516 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing artworks like that!
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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LeeliWingfeather Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! A dwarf! I love his beard! :)
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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LeeliWingfeather Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) You're welcome! How long have you been drawing?
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you mean how long it took to draw this particular drawing, I'm not sure, I didn't keep track. If you mean how many years have I been drawing, well, a really long time. Over 40 years. ;P
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LeeliWingfeather Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I meant the latter. Wow! I hope I have that kind of endurance to draw for that long! Good job! :)
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Artsy50 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you love it, you will. :D Really, I've been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil. I started out drawing horses. I decided at 5 that horses were my favorite animal and I've been drawing them ever since. I really didn't get to be any good at it until my teens though. As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect.

Thanks! :)
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LeeliWingfeather Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I started by drawing horses, too! I think I fell off the horse crazy bandwagon though. :D
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Me too, but I still love to draw them occasionally...Arabians are my favorite.
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