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Halflings

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By JeffDee   |   
Published: September 24, 2012
© 2012 - 2020 JeffDee
This is a new drawing, re-creating my original from page 46 of Expert Dungeons & Dragons (TSR Hobbies, 1981).

NOTE: Prints of this artwork will not be available on DeviantArt until after the Kickstarter project backers have been shipped the prints they earned as rewards for their support.

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Check out my latest Kickstarter project, where I'm re-creating my lost artwork from the Nonhuman chapter of TSR's original Deities & Demigods! [link]
Image size
3300x2550px 1.15 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop 7.0
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glassgrimoireHobbyist Writer
The elegance, energy and fun of your work amazes me. As I write, this is how I see my world. Thank you.
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DD-RaHobbyist Artist
The best halfling art ever for me, since I have seen it the red book !
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DD-RaHobbyist Artist
I still remember it vividly from the red box !  Thanks !
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One of my favorite halfling pictures. And oddly enough one of the few that has a good example of their size perspective.
Most pictures without a good size comparison just ends up looking like hairy footed humans.

*Almost had a conniption fit when I seen 2012. Thanks for redrawing that. And thanks for all the pictures over the years.
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JusticeCarmonProfessional General Artist
Absolutely one of my favorites, very cool 70's styled Hero - hey guys, Kevin Sorbo BEFORE Kevin Sorbo! - giving some cool story about some adventure to a young halfling, warning him of mighty foes and terrible trials ahead.

Priceless!
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This is one of the peices I most remember from my old D&D games, glad to see it come back :)
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XitaqaHobbyist Digital Artist
The original of this has always been my favorite depiction of halflings, bar none. It's great to see that this new version captures everything I loved about the original, even as it displays a finer mastery of your craft. Thank you for sharing this with us.
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Awesome! TSR from 1981 is what brought about the D&D and RPG's and MMORPG universes we have today.
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malebariusHobbyist Traditional Artist
I always loved this pic and it is to this day what my mental picture of a halfling looks like!
Pachycrocuta's avatar
I like the way the male halfling is really clearly not anyone's pushover!
sigzero's avatar
That guy is one of the reasons I started playing halflings. lol
SurfPenguin's avatar
Another fantastic piece of art. The animation and energy is incredible!
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TemphisProfessional General Artist
A lot of my readers don't realize it, but this drawing (or rather, this drawing's ancestor) is the reason there's a Dwarf Strip Club in Uresia: Grave of Heaven (convoluted reasoning, but it's true ... Uresia doesn't have Halflings, at least not explicitly, so I shifted it to Dwarves ... but it was a reference to years of commenting on both the awesomeness of this drawing and the vaguely unsettling idea that I found the Halfling girl really sexy).

I think I may have told you that story several years ago, Jeff, in the parking lot at that mediocre Chinese buffet :) I believe your response was that they were PCs, and PCs can always look heroic :)
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