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Thorin and Company by Mara999 Thorin and Company by Mara999
And now the full Company with all 13 dwarves is finished! They are described very little in the book, beyond what colour of hood they wear. I've tried to give their clothing colour-scemes that fit with the description, although I gave up with Gloin because white clothing didn't seem proper for the design I've given him.

Now that I have finished designs for all 13, I can go ahead with some other drawings related to "The Hobbit" that I couldn't do before. ;)
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CloneWarsMovie12345 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Can you tell me who the dwarves are from left to right?
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Mara999 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dwalin, Balin, Kili, Thorin, Fili, Ori, Dori, Nori, Gloin, Oin.
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neral85 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! =D
It's so great to see pictures from the Hobbit which are original and not based on the film! :thumbsup:
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Mara999 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you! :) While I love Peter Jackson's movies set in Middle-Earth, I find it a bit sad that most people just copy the designs seen in the films, sometimes even directly copying stills and promotional images. So I decided to continue to see what I could do differently with the concept. I found this to be an incredible challenge, because of the large amount of dwarves. I also tried to avoid taking influence from the movies when it came to characterization, as most of the dwarves are pretty much interchangeable in the book.
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neral85 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It certainly must have been a great challenge with such a large ensemble. :-) BTW I also like the David Wenzel's graphic novel, it's incredibly true to the original story and I found the graphic style strikingly similar to my own vision of the story. I like the film version too, but it is simply somehow different.
As for the characterization, the movie did some good work, especially I liked rough Dwalin, convivial Bofur and complaisant Dori, less I favoured the half-wit Ori (after all it was he who wrote the last page of the Book of Mazarbul and one of the last of the Balin's colony - prety tragic and heroic character if you think about it), but they may have used more screen time in the movie to make the characters more distinct. Well we'll see if it gets better in the other parts. :-)
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Mara999 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I dunno, I found movie-Ori to be like any awkward young adult joining a company of veterans or being the "new meat" at a work-place. I suppose they'll show his bookish-ness more clearly in the sequels and especially the extended cuts, which I'm looking forward to very much. If I remember correctly, Dori was described in the book as complaining a lot, but still being a decent chap.

Now that the designs are finished I can start drawing scenes that feature them, such as them meeting the Great Goblin, the Battle of Five Armies, and so on. I also intend to re-draw all of them dressed in dwarven armour, and use a light-table to make them otherwise identical.
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neral85 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe it is so, but when I saw the movie for the first time and there was the scene when Ori stands up and pronounces his bold but quite silly-sounding statement, I thought just like "spare me, there is another Jar Jar Binks..."

I'm looking forward to see more of your illustrations. :-)
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