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Thorin Oakenshield - Imminent Attack by DarqueJackal Thorin Oakenshield - Imminent Attack by DarqueJackal
Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit.

This is my first attempt at CG art.  I sketched an initial black and white drawing in pencil based on a screencap reference then scanned it into Photoshop CS6 for painting. Things I've learned so far; fur is fun, beards rock, and long wavy hair is a nightmare.  Had I actually recorded the number of hours spent on this I would never again pick up a stylus. Good thing I have no concept of time.

Higher-res detail here --> [link]
Step by Step here --> [link]
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:iconlarafanvgc:
larafanVGC Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me gusta!~ :DDDDD 
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Drake-Starfire Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
Outstanding work! Absolutely amazing!!
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Eminork Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
That is epic!!
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DragonessTala Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That is absoluetly amazing! At first I thought it was a screenshot out of the movie, it's so good!
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Anouk-Jill Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Am...am... AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!O,O
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Prince-in-Disguise Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, amazing work!!! :clap:
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XxHakumixX Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good god. This almost looks like a photograph, you've done an incredible job. Stunning!
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:iconjessicamv:
Jessicamv Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: Goodness.
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:iconsilver-zabrak:
Silver-Zabrak Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap. This is your first attempt? I dare say that it looks like you've been doing that for years. Awesome!
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:iconinhandra:
inhandra Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's devastatingly handsome.
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ArtistEamane Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so good, I can't even
just
wow
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Fili-Heir-of-Durin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so amazing and I love this picture.

By myself in the next time I'll begin with the next Fili-costume to be ready for the second movie. Hope to find enough pictures for this work.
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Kumama Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful.
Like, that kind of beautiful where you just sit and stare in awe without words because there are none except; Woah.

You have captured everything so well, I'm just...I can't even, WOAH! Okay, now, excuse me while I stare some more.
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ArkenstoneStar Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness...this is so impressive!! You've created such a likeness...wait, first attempt?? Wow! 
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durinheir Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hi my friend :love: Been missing some pieces from you! I was going to tell you that we are putting together a deviantart book of Thorin/Richard Armitage art for Richard's birthday if you are interested in showcasing a piece(s) in the book. I will be helping put it together and shipping it personally. His birthday is Aug. 22, so it will be shipped the beginning of August. The page will feature your art, your deviant ID, your real name (if you choose), link to picture, and Happy Birthday message to RA. There is no way I can track down everyone on deviantart who has these pieces so help me to pass the word along :hug: Just send me a note with the details if you are interested ~ thanks doll
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cfgriffith Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I finally have a deviantART account and can join in with complimenting my favorite pieces instead of just looking from a distance! I'm still amazed by this painting, and it's your first attempt at CG art?? That's truly amazing. I have been trying to get used to just sketching on my iPad, but even if I find a better stylus I think it will always be awkward feeling for me. The fur.... I am almost convinced I would be able to reach through my monitor and run my fingers through it, it's so realistic looking!

And did I see you mention Thror!? Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I cannot wait!

Best Wishes, and keep up the amazing work!
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Castiel-Abhorsen Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if I am in awe of, or scared of your talent
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:iconluni500:
Luni500 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is brilliant!!! Wow
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Yatanis Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Incredibly awesome!
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Mimmugirl Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
That is a great art!
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CacaioTavares Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Excelente trabalho!
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PirateCaptAxel Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Holy Crap! when I first looked at it I thought that it was an actual screenshot from the movie
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LadyHexaKnight Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome! I love it!

I was wondering if you could make like a tutorial on this piece or another just like it, please? I would love to see how you create such awesome work!
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DarqueJackal Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks LadyHexaKnight. I did save it a new file as I went along so I can probably recreate some of the steps if you give me a couple of days to put it together.
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Beast91 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Best work ever!
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Rivkakopp Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
AWSOME WORK!!!
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kty-razza Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work !!! love it .. him ... all
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Evolvana Featured By Owner May 9, 2013   Digital Artist
I prefer works not so similar to screencaps (I prefer when people create an original pose, expression...) because I don't see the point in reproducing a photo to the last detail. But if you say it's your first CG, why not, it's a good way to train I think ^^ next step is drawing the character but with a pose/expression never seen on any photo :)
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DarqueJackal Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see your point Evolvana, and I agree that original poses have a magic that is lacking when you are only replicating what you see. But I have always valued the technical precision of art, as much as the originality. Not everyone does, and that's fine.
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Evolvana Featured By Owner May 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Yes, technique is important too, I agree ;)
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MrsAtshou Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was going to say that taking screenshots of the movies isn't art... Then I realised it wasn't a screenshot.
Godness. That's the kind of work that make me want to get better. This is simply amazing. I admire your talent, and patience !
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MonaWolt Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU ARE AWESOME! IT'S AMAZING!
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AOnceToldStory Featured By Owner May 9, 2013   Writer
I just simply refused to believe that this was not a screen cap at first. This is possibly the most flawless, impressive piece of digital art I've seen. You've captured ever facial feature perfectly, every shadow and light suggests that this pic could very well have been a frame in the movie without anyone noticing. The work you've put into the hair, beard and fur is astonishing - it's so life-like I feel like stroking the screen expecting to feel the hairs against my skin. Even the background although it's blurred, seems to realistic, like a photo with focus on Thorin and not the mossy rocks and trees behind him.

All in all, you're a very skilled, truly amazing artist and this picture, although I tried, is really beyond words. Keep up the awesome work, I'll watch your dA right away! :D
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Maeneth13 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is simply amazing! I thought it was a screencap from the movie at first, it just looks so life-like! Well done! :clap:
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silmarlfan1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
:wow: :jawdrop:
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Just4MeAgain Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Just stunning!
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Ondjage Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG... This is just perfect, you put so much effort in it, gorgeous and astonishing piece of work :D
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durinheir Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow ~ this is exquisite <3 Your first attempt = awesome!!! I think you put your time to good use <3 BTW I messaged you to ask you something ;)
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Sorshania Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
At first, I did not realize it was a painting. oO

I am speechless...
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ochopanteras Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Is perfect!!
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PeckishOwl Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most impressive! Especially the details. Actually, it looks better than the movie original itself :dummy: I admire your patience and unequalled skills - if this is your first painting, just think of the things you might create in the future! I agree with Oznerol, you shouldn't finish your adventure with CG art, especially the Middle-Earth one! :tighthug: Looking forward to your future creations, my dear DJ!
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DarqueJackal Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Better? Better! How dare you...

*-+

Oops, someone stole my keyboard for a minute there.

Thank you for the kind words Peckish!
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PeckishOwl Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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BlueOakRogue Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's perfect!! His eyes and lips are amazing too! Freakin' awesome, and not even to mention for a first attempt. Holy crap!
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LauraHobbitten Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
This is breathtaking, well done! Absolutely stunning.
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ForgottenGold Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
This is awesome! Very nicely done!
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tintinologistmimi Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student General Artist
*.* wow, this is so majestically amazing!! :heart:
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JadedWraith Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
That is just amazing. I also heard hair is a nightmare ( and moving water). Not that I'm artsy or anything .
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Oznerol-1516 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why you don't paint more ofter DarkJackal? It's a sin that you with all your marvellous skill don't share with us many artworks like this one. Thanks for sharing.
This is amazingly detailed and realistic, it is nearly a photo, and your strokes are graceful and magnificent, the whole artwork is impresive, really shows the Thorin's soul (imposing and royal), and also achieves to portray the brilliant performance of Richard Armitage. An inspiring and beautiful fan art. The textures are soo well done, as is the light and shadows.

I inmediately added it to favs, fell in love with it.

Thanks, again, for sharing it with us.

Regards
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DarqueJackal Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The fact is Oznerol, I'm just horribly slow at it. :) But now that I've gone through this process without the wisdom of manuals and tutorials, and found out how I work naturally, I plan to do some research so I can cut down on the guesswork.
My plan is to do Thror next :)
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