Dwarf a Day: Dwarf Lass on Battlements

2011. 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 took me several sessions off and on to fully complete, but I feel the result was well worth the effort. When I drew it I wanted to depict a dwarf maiden who was sturdy and tough, as well as feminine and beautiful, as this seems to be a rarity in the already scarce depictions of fantasy female dwarves.

The only beard you’ll find in this picture is the one on the axe.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. I love this one! She is BEAUTIFUL! All the detail is amazingly COOL! The stonework, the Celtic knot-work on the axe, the curtain, the lass’s hair, outfit and all!!! The only question is: what is her story?!!

    1. Thank you so much! Especially for noticing the knot work, which was tricky to get right. Now, as to what her story is, I have a few ideas in the works.

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