The Battle for Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when atop a small house Old Dwarf Santa was warring, with a bitter cold louse. In keeping with this month’s past dwarf-filled week, here is a dwarven warrior Santa Claus, engaged in an epic battle with the vicious Jack Frost atop a slick snow-covered roof, as he struggles to get…

Dwarf a Day: Dwarf Lass on Battlements

To conclude our Dwarf a Day week, surrounding the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I thought I would finish with a somewhat neglected member of dwarven society: the lady dwarf. Shading each individual stone and finishing up all the details of her clothing, such as the Celtic knot work, beads and fur, actually…

Dwarf a Day: Standing Dwarf Warrior

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opened at midnight last night, and as an ode to the book on which it was based, I thought I would post this sturdy fellow, who’s beard is tucked into his belt, much like the descriptions of many of the dwarves in the book. I really enjoyed doing all the…

Dwarf a Day: King of the Dwarves

As dwellers of the mountains I often imagined dwarves having a fondness for furs and pelts in general, as the temperature high on the peaks where they make their homes would no doubt be bitterly cold. The chain around this dignified dwarf’s neck is partly taken from the description of Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit,…

Dwarf a Day: Well Kempt Dwarf

For day four, we have this interesting character. He has a little bit of a gnome quality to him, but I think he might just be more of an intellectual dwarf. They can’t all be warriors after all.

Dwarf a Day: Battle Worn Dwarf

Here’s a somewhat more detailed sketch of a gnarly dwarf face for today. Though he doesn’t have a full beard as is expected of a proper dwarf, I think with the combination of the scar on his head, and the look on his face, he more than passes in terms of required grit and brawn.

Dwarf a Day: Two Dwarf Sketches

For day two in my Dwarf a Day week leading up to the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I thought I might as well post two little sketches in one picture. That doesn’t mean I’m going to do three for day three or anything like that though, this is likely where the synchronization…