Maiden and the Minotaur

Happy New Year! As I’ve been creating these pieces of art, I’ve mostly been going with my first instincts for what each fantasy equivalents could be for each of the twelve gifts. Some concepts came easier than others, but with “Eight Maids-a-Milking” I don’t think I had any other ideas except this one. I mean,…

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…