My drawing of Fili the Dwarf
Those of you who've seen the Hobbit know that there are 13 dwarves in the movie. For those of you who haven't... there are 13 dwarves in the movie. Randome LOTR info, Fili is older brother to Kili, and both dwarves are nephews to Thorin Oakenshield.
I will say that this is one of those drawings that I had FUN working on. Some drawings drag on, and on, and on, while some drawings are lots of fun to sit down and add a whack load of detail. This was one of the latter.
I think I put over 16 hours into this dwarf, which is getting to be my new standard time that it takes me to do a human portrait. But because of all that hair (and this isn't the hairiest dwarf!) I had to be more careful with the lighting and how much contrast I had to put in. Which pieces to leave white, and which ones to darken completely.
All-in-all I like how everything turned out. And hopefully this won't be my last drawing of dwarves. Thorin was going to be next, but I couldn't find a picture I wanted to do that hasn't been done a hundred times already.
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