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Dwarvish Armor by TurnerMohan Dwarvish Armor by TurnerMohan
a couple harnesses of the first-age dwarves, as would have been worn by Azaghal's host at the Battle of Unnumbered Tears (complete with their "hideous" dwarven war-masks) This one, along with my recent numenorean studies, is another entry in the "middle-earth historic costume in pictures" book that I would make if I planned on living to a thousand (honestly though, since discovering this pen-and-marker medium, making such a volume seems infinitely more possible, I'm kicking myself in the head for not having ventured into markers sooner)

The First Age in Beleriand seems to have been something of a golden age for Dwarven craftsmanship; between them the artisans of Belegost and Nogrod had the building of Menegroth and Nargothrond, the Nauglamir, the Dragon Helm of Dor-Lomin, the knife Angrist, the sword Narsil and, perhaps most significantly in the long run, the invention of chainmail (more on that below) to their credit. I see it as this Italian Renaissance-like time of heated competition between the two dwarven city states, resulting in a lot of never-to-be-equaled high notes in weapons, armor, architecture and finery (I can imagine some magnificent but sadly not-remembered geniuses among the craftsmen of Belegost, living their whole lives and carreers in furious competition with the insurmountable Gamil Zirak and later his brilliant pupil Telchar) it was also a time of rare cooperation between the Dwarves and other free folk (I suppose having the Evil of the World incarnate and living a few days march away will do that) evidenced perhaps most compellingly by the dwarves' apparently open use of their khuzdul names (unheard-of in the later ages, even during the days of friendship between the dwarves of Khazad-Dum and the Noldor of Eregion)

The warriors who took part in the battle with Glaurung and his brood represent an all-time high water mark for dwarven strength and courage, and I wanted their armor to match. In the silmarillion it is remarked that the dwarves wore masks into battle as part of their custom, but I like to imagine that, in response to the first generation of fire breathing dragons (perhaps in later generations the dragons simply grew too big and their fire too hot for any armor) the dwarven armorers created a new style focused on effectively fireproofing the face and figure, with the traditional war-masks rendered as these elaborately detailed forge visors, and offering full body coverage (with the armor probably worn over some pre-modern type of asbestos cloth) I can see it as a proud, fearsome style, with many armors (once they'd been proven affective against dragon fire) adorned with mocking images of the beasts, gold teeth and mustaches, even horns, claws and fangs of the monsters themselves (probably cow horns in reality for the most part, meant to represent dragon-trophies, but perhaps one of the lesser members of glaurung's brood had been brought down under similar circumstances to Fingon's mounted hunt)

design-wise, I see dwarven armor as both eastern and western stylistically. They invented chainmail and are the best at making it, so I think they probably would have played around with all styles, from the simple, classic four-in-one weave pattern, to denser six-in-one, to those crazy intricate patterns you see in indian and persian chainplate (they came up with the stuff, i think they can play around with it some ;)) and since middle-earth is pretty much an all-chainmail world, I like to think (and this is my attempt at sort of retroactively assigning a consistent art history to a fictional universe) that you can sort of tell -very broadly speaking - where someone is from by the style and make of their maille; whereas the elves and the men in the west favor that classic european style four-in-one, guys out east are more inclined toward persian/turkish style chain plate, or more exotic weaves. Dwarves are the real geniuses when it comes to armor and, being far flung as they are out into the east and south, chainmail is their big "gift to the world" (kind of like Russia with the AK-47) so i like to think that in their armor you can see the origin of a lot of styles imitated (usually by less-skilled human craftsmen) by people and cultures all over the world, both good and evil.

Part of the Weekly Tolkien Sketchblog (now in technicolor!)
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DGraymanFanatic Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019
yep, their masks are hideous just they were said to be. And I can of course see how they would absolutely protect them from dying. 
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  Professional General Artist
it's basically a welding mask. i think i'd prefer to face a blasting firestorm with one of those than without
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DGraymanFanatic Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019
yeah, I would as well. I mean more dwarves actually lived through the Nirnaeth because of that armor while the elves I think were said to " wither" before the dragon flame. So yeah, that hideous so called armor saved the day. 
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Basement-Aviator Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very, very cool armor designs. It's hard to put my finger on what it is about your work, but something about it seems more 'real' than a lot of depictions of Tolkein's creations... these seem as though they could belong to an actual culture.
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  Professional General Artist
 Sorry for the long response time. I appreciate that, a credible "historical" feel is something I (mostly) try to shoot for when depicting middle-earth, glad you think these are hitting the mark :)
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Basement-Aviator Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No need to apologize. I think Tolkein would appreciate the effort towards credibility, given how much thought he put into his world.
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Axei Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017
Horns and concave ridges on a helmet are a very very bad idea. The main purpose of a combat helmet is to protect the skull and neck by deflecting the force of impact away from the central axis of the skull and spinal cord.

Horned helmets can and will get you killed by crushing your atlas vertebra, since the stupid horns will catch the opponent's attack, preventing the compound curve of the helmet from doing its job.

Also, horns make very convenient handles for your opponent to grab and easily control your head in hand-to-hand fighting.

Hence why horned helmets were never worn in battle, ever, for the entirety of human history.
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MonsterToad Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2019
Horned helmets and crested helmets exist throughout history and cultures. The crest is generally not designed to stay on no matter what, but will snap off if hit. Hitting at the horns or grabbing them with the expectation of them being rigid will be a waste of time at best, or will get you killed. And central ridges on helmets were used extensively in the bronze age, by Greeks, and even the Romans.

An exception to the snap-off crests is horns that serve purpose as armour, catching blows that would otherwise come down potentially on the gap between the neck and shoulder. That's why Japanese helmets had those "ear guards" that stuck off at an odd angle.

"Hence why horned helmets were never worn in battle, ever, for the entirety of human history."
You have been horribly, grossly mislead. I don't blame you, as there are a lot of idiots in the historical community who make statements like this to get attention. Generally, it is disputed how much Vikings wore horned helmets. The bronze-age Norse did, but we only have one Norse picture from the Viking age showing a horned helmet in a ceremonial context. Some people made up a bunch of rubbish to try and prove you could never wear a horned helmet in battle, the same as idiots who tried to say katana were made of glass and would break on bones.

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Lambique Featured By Owner Edited Dec 17, 2018
I think it can pass for officer helmets. Sometimes distinction can override practicality, especially when it comes to higher ranked soldiers. Romans are a prime example of that.

On the other hand, i don't see concave ridges on these helmets?

EDIT: Oh yeah, I overlooked the thing at the very top of Mr. Left Dwarf. Well, it can still use the same explanation.
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  Professional General Artist
in general I'm with you both about this; horned/crested helmets have probably been in the minority on most historic battlefields, and probably always limited to the high-visibility officers of the armies of those cultures that produced such helmets. they're over represented in the common mental image of, say, ancient greek or feudal japanese warfare (and always in fantasy art) because they stand out, they're more likely to be preserved though history than more common or less artfully made helmets, they're over represented in art, in museum collections, history paintings, osprey books, etc. because they look cool. And yeah, for the most part "adorned" helmets were only worn in battle by back-of-the-line commanders, so in Tolkien's world, in which the armies of "good peoples" are mostly commanded not by impersonal generals but chieftains and shield-princes who lead from the front, it seems like impractical adornments to armor/helmets would be even less a thing. but bear in mind this is fantasy, and there are no shortage of remarked upon wings/crests/plumes adorning helmets in middle-earth (the discussion about the difference between "light" adornments like these and catching concave surfaces is one i'd rather not get into, rest assured plenty of historic helmets did in fact have catching concave surfaces). Oftentimes when doing a sketch like this I'll let the design step out a bit too far in a particular direction, as a thing to be pared back in future drawings (that I may or may not ever get around to making)
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MonsterToad Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2019
Absurd decorations on helmets were more common than would be practical, for two reasons.  One was psychological, that it freaks out your opponents.  The other is communication, as they were rank markings, and used by their own side to tell who their leader was, and possibly where their other friendlies were, in the confusion. Horns are a pretty extreme example, but all kinds of crests and animal skins and whatnot were also used.

As mentioned in my other comment about, their impairment on your fighting ability is highly exaggerated.
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Lambique Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
"so in Tolkien's world, in which the armies of "good peoples" are mostly commanded not by impersonal generals but chieftains and shield-princes who lead from the front, it seems like impractical adornments to armor/helmets would be even less a thing."
I don't get this part. It would rather seem to me it would add more of that kind of helmets, since nobility would presumably also wear standout armors.

For a precision on the historical part, ancient Greeks are an exception, as the crest was most probably standard for hoplites.
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Artigas Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
Wince 
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
kabuto
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Axei Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017
Good point. I guess horned helmets wouldn't be much of an issue for fighting on horseback, since a vertical strike to the top of the head would be unlikely.
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TerraNovan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
One thing the Hobbit did well was giving them impressive (much better than those Gondorian armors - they always felt cheap lazy to me, except for helmets) armors, though probably not very canon accurate with all those plates and relative paucity of axes.

Giving them lambs and boar to ride were a bit too much, though. Or giving Dain II Scottish accent for some reason.
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  Professional General Artist
the portrayal of the dwarves in the hobbit movies, and the designs of their armor/weapons/steeds/war machinery seemed to me to be making a lot of nods to "dwarfs" in game culture. I've never been a gamer, and I don't like much about the portrayal of dwarfs in those, or that that impacted the hobbit films' portrayal of the dwarves. that said, gimli was also played with a scottish accent, which i never minded, and his portrayal definitely owed a bit to the tropes of "dwarfishness" given to us by things like warcraft. Also many of the dwarven armor designs for the hobbit movies, especially those done by Nick Keller, are brilliant and are some of my favorites in fantasy armor design (his armor for dain and balin in particular are worth a long, high-rez looking over) so it's a mixed blessing i suppose
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Gurdim Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
i like a lot the mix of scales and Vendel-like helms and the overall design, and i totally agree with your sight of the Middle Earth's style (well not 100% totally, but for sure i always seen it as a pre-platemail world, and actually in fact it is xP)

you talked about eastern style, but you know what, too? the big scales style, and the horns and that peculiar kind of tail (i dunno the word in english T_T crest?) reminds a lot of some pre-Indoeuropean cultures panoplies, and of Achean armors too :D 
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  Professional General Artist
glad you like it. when tolkien refers to "mail" i think its a safe bet that he almost always means chainmail, though the line "armor like fishes' mail" shows up in one of his poems (think it might be gimli's verses about durin's time) Chainmail seems like it had its heyday from antiquity through the adrk/early middle ages, and to the crusades (the norman knights of the Bayeux tapestry, sighted once by Tolkien as a good visual reference for the rohirrim,  are about as near to us in time as i think middle-earth armors should draw their basic form from, atleast in the west) But in that time-frame there was definitely much overlap with "scaled" armors of various types, and those i have no problem characterizing as "mail" for design purposes. as for chainplate, yes the inspirations for the platemail/chainplate look here comes mostly from persian/indian armors that are much later in time, but for one those are definitely still "mail" armors by appearence, and the dwarves being the originators and masters of the craft would i think engage in a lot of experimentation with it. designing armor for tolkien's world that feels true to his descriptions while also diverse and interesting to look at is not an exact science, but in general if a thing can be described as "mail" or "mesh" even if some pieces in it are big enough to stray into plate territory, i'll atleast give it a decent looking over.
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Gurdim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019
i think you made a amazing job depicting the style, moreso considering as you said that it's not quite easy many times to be super precise about Tolkien's visual style (and in my personal case, i should at last find that epistolary collection was published years ago... not easy, unfortunately, in my country :| in there there are some more insights on about everything in Arda, as mr. JRR had the great habit of answering literally metric tons of letters sent by curious fans and readers... i recon in a letter's answer he talked more about the Numenor crown and even made some sketches of it, for example)

just a last thing about the Bayeux tapestry... and yes, regretfully as much as a masterpiece it can be, the style cant make it quite clear, but it's very likely a number of those knights are in scale armors, together with their companions in normal mail.

there are a bunch of really curious things on that tapestry, for example there is a segment in which you can see a volley of javelins and arrows... and among them... a mace xD... a thrown mace, or someone had a quite slippery hand grip xD

-swissh!- "... where may minet mace be??!!"
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ncorva Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wow this is great! nice job. And great work on the armour research!
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Jared7777 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
nice i like it kinda reminds me of a samurai only with an axe
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  Professional General Artist
means i did my job right :)
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GarageMasters Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PLATE BEARD OF VALOR!
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Calithlin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I have an immense desire to cosplay this now...
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Boy if that dont make two of us 
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mrhenrymason Featured By Owner Edited Jul 2, 2015
In arms and armor of fantasy you are simply the best artist on Deviantart.  i just love that you have fantastical design AND make them look functional (for me as a historical fencer totally important). Those dwarfs are really looking like professional fighters. Outstanding artwork! At some time, when I have money, I will hire you to completley illustrate the Silmarillion. :D

One question though:
Ardapedia, the German-speaking Tolkien-Wikipedia is in a process of polishing their articles with professional artwork. So I am searching in Deviantart for artists who may allow us to use their work in a, of course, non commercial way. The consent of the artists is very important to us. Copyright and ownership of course would be marked so no one else could claim it. 

Could I use some of your works for this purpose?

I look forward to a positive answer. ;)
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
thank you for the great compliment, armor is one of my favorite things, period (to look at, to draw, even to make, which i did for a while) and i usually try, when designing armors like these, to stay functional and historic and not go off into that overblown crap you see so often these days in movie/game armor design (also middle-earth, by tolkien's intention, is very clearly a mostly - almost all - maille world, with very few instances of plate only)

yes you can definitely use my work for ardapedia. send me a link when you put up the pieces of mine you intend to use, i like to see where my stuff goes on the internet.

also I've got another piece of dwarven armor i'll most likely be uploading today (azaghal) so if you liked these keep a lookout ;)
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mrhenrymason Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
The problem is (at least what I heard) that when you design armor too historical for games or books or whatever, people tend to say "Ahh, no, thats not fantasy enough, its not history!" 
What they dont understand is, that historical armor (better weaponry) is just functional tools for war. So if you have humans or human-like creatures in a fantasy universe they would mostly wear something like for example the Vikings did. 
Where we come to the maille part: yes Tolkien is mostly maille: But I imagine the Noldor (somewaht the masters of smithing) in a very neat plate armour. ;)

I will send you the article after I "pimped" it with your pics. ;)
The problem with Ardapedia is that it has excellent articles but a shitty presentation because of their strict ownership policy. (which for the artists is indeed good!)
I find Ardapedia to good to be forsaken in that state: At least your pics will be in a worthy environment and you will have some publicity. :D

All in all thank you very much and keep on the good work. I will definitely look out for your new pic!
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
well i'm definitely a fan of a vikingish look to the armor of people in the west of middle earth; maille, spanenhelms, viking swords, ect. it seems to be what tolkien was going for, particularly for the heroic first age (see also Glorfindel and Ecthelion and Aerin) for the dwarves i usually try to incorporate a lot of eastern - persian, mughal, ancient hebrew - look and feel into their armor, as well as a lot of viking/euopean styles and a little japanese. as a general rule it seems like middle-earth is an all-maille world, plate armor always feeling a little out of place therein, especially the form fitting "naked steel" plate armor of medieval europe, middle-earth, even by the end of the third age, seems a mostly still pre-medieval world, stylistically.

the only real plate armor (or non maille armor) i could picture the elves to wear would be armor that feels "pre-maille" (rather than post-maille medieval plate) stuff like greek or egyptian armor, which might have been experimented with by the noldor in valinor before they got chainmail from the dwarves (i did a few concepts for such armor: Noldor Armor Concepts)

also if you like these you may be interested in a take on azaghal's armor i did recently: Azaghal
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mrhenrymason Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2015
Hmm...lets say Tolkiens universe is maille-heavy but it seems there are some gaps since he doesnt describe the Middle-Earth arsenal all too well. Or at least I see some gaps just to make it more versatile ;)
It makes also sense, since maille IS the longest armor in use in history. That says something about its effiency (also efficiency of production).

You know, the quality of maille reaches from poor which is easily pierced (butted maille, which I guess no serious warrior would ever wear in battle) to kingly (Henry 8th maille cannot be pierced even by a needle). But we have limits there. Maille is just maille and will always be inferior to solid metal plates (given a similar quality). Given a certain level of expertise plates are also much easier to produce, since a hammered flat sheet is a much more simple product than 1000 of interlinked rings. 

The problem I have with Tolkiens armor is that he didnt think it through. The Edain are the bottom level of craftmanship (we are speaking about protection quality). But even their warriors would not go into battle with crap meaning riveted maille have to be some kind of standard. The Sindar are superior to that of course. Let say they build a kingly maille for standard. 
And what about the Noldor and the Dwarfs or, Eru forbid, Valar armor? You see, in my eyes the limits of pure maille are reached very quickly and the arms race, given that amount of skilled civilzations, is somewhat stagnating. Escpecially for the Noldor which are the leading military Eldar race, quite on the edge of war mongering. 

I am no talking exclusivley about 15th century Gothic plate armor but at least something you mentioned, a armor similar to Greek or Roman muscle plates. Or a very theoretical full body lorica segmentata. Also it gives those leading societies different visual identities beyond simle clothing but I guess you know that or at least your work reflects this approach. ;)

In that sense, I really love the Dwarven coat-of-plates combined with scales and maille. This is what I am speaking of! Dwarfs should be sturdy clad in armor warriors I dont think that I would like simple maille on them. It doesnt reflect neither their reputation for toughness nor their craftsmanship. They way you visualized is nearly perfect even in a more "Pre-medieval" world I guess.
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
i don't think it was that tolkien didnt think it through, i think he simply knew what kind of fictional world he wanted to create and that, contrary to the way many people have labeled him, he was not a medivalist. the way i tend to think about the elven (or dwarven) armament, particularly in regards to chainmail, is that tolkien's world is one which aesthetically hasn't for the most part had a middle-ages yet, and therefore (again, for the most part) cant reference medieval designs or technology. his elves (like the ancient norse alfir, by whom they seem mainly inspired) are, in their persons and also in their art, architecture, clothing, armor, weaponry ect. basically super-human, but it's a vision of superhumanity as defined by (what likely would have been) the limitations of the imaginations of the ancient norsemen who conceived them. people living around the time beowulf was written down (or centuries earlier, when the story existed in oral tradition) would not have looked to plate armor (or bastard swords for that matter) as the stuff of superhuman beings like elves because these things didn't exist yet and so wouldnt have been around for their imaginations to reference, and so instead we are more likely to get maille shirts or viking style longswords - ones that will never rust and might even be said to be imbued with magic properties, and yet are still just maille shirts and viking longswords - as the work of superior elven or dwarven craftsmen. the work of the vikings themselves, just made better than they would have ever been able to make them, is likely how they would have imagined the work of more advanced beings.

this is of corse not something i obligate myself to stay completely true to in my depictions of elven (or dwarven) clothing/armor/weapons/architecture/ect as middle-earth is not an actual body of ancient northern european mythology, but a twentieth century invention (in fact elven architecture especially i find benefits from the inspiration offered by gothic architecture) but a large part of the strength of tolkien's invention as mythology, i find (particularly the silmarillion and the highly heroic and mythic elder days depicted therein, which seem to owe less to nineteenth and twentieth century influences than the hobbit or lotr) is how authentically ancient/dark age/pre medieval it comes across (especially compared to the vast body of, essentially, pseudo-tolkien - dungeons and dragons, warcraft, warhammer, and thousands of novel series by various authors inspired in large part by tolkien's work - which just pick and choose freely from all the coolest components of dark-age/medieval/whatever other influences with little eye to consistency) and so i usually try, with my designs and in depicting the general look and feel of tolkien's world, to seat my designs in or before the first millenium AD, but generally not after (barring purposely anachronistic elements like the hobbits with their postal system, tobacco, and victorian manner)

as a last note on the armor (and in reference to your remarks about the dwarves being outfitted in coats of scale or "chainplate") i think that scale, chain-plate combos and other "non rigid" armor styles can easily be gotten away with in middle-earth, as scale is from the same era as chainmail (and actually predates it) and is very much what i consider a "mesh" or "mail" armor; the kind of harness that wouldnt be able to stand on it's own in large rigid structures the way plate armor in museums can.
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mrhenrymason Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
I see...so you basically draw your illustations keepin mind how people 2000 years ago would determine "futurstic" or "high-technology". Yeah this could be true that tolkien thought in this way. Makes total sense actually and completly fits in to the atmosphere of the Silmarillion. 
Nevertheless I think that the levels of quality Tolkine established cry out for even more different types of armor, like plate armor. Last but not least you have to decide how to draw them, I like them anyways. ;)
If you like scale armor perhaps you should check out medieval Russian armor.

PS: Rather late, I know ;) But here is one of the pages I used your images for. I think you know most of the stuff in the article so no need to learn german. :D

ardapedia.herr-der-ringe-film.…
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PavelKirilovich Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Brilliant use of the source material, makes this historian very happy - your creativity in design is matched by the practicality and it's all fully justifiable. In my mind, this is canon. Brilliant work, really just brilliant. I swear I know more adjectives than that, just none of them are as applicable. 
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Well thank you my friend, i aim to please :)
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OspreyEamon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Great to see something with the battle masks - I don't think I've come across art depicting them before, not even for the Dragon Helm of Dor-Lomin.
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh lordy even their beards are armored
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist
I don't know if I have expressed how much I love the designs of your dwarven armors.
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amlugwen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Great style and detail, very awesome dwarves : )
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muck1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Great design. Incredibly elaborate and thoughtful, very fitting to the Silmarillion.
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phiq Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice design, well thought out. It's got that sense of history too. Love the historical armours woven into it.
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silamir Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014   General Artist
that is so awesome! I haven't seen many illustrations of Silmarillion dwarves. :aww:
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Tang1950 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Brilliant work, Turner. 
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Artigas Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Hey Turner my friend. Any chances of seeing some more of this in the predictable future?
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lifeisforguitar Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
I think this is the most intricately designed dwarven armor that I've ever seen that still looks true to tolkien's dwarves. fantastic!
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
what a delightful thing to hear! thank you!
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HeWhoStarvesOften Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally! Someone who can design dwarven armor! Thank you for existing!
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
 I try ;)
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HeWhoStarvesOften Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you DO, man. You DO.
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