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…

Dwarf a Day: Dwarf Profile Sketch

I decided to start posting a Dwarf a Day for the week leading up to the release of the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, because it features thirteen dwarves, and I happen to like drawing gnarly dwarves in my free time. This is just a rough sketch of a dwarf profile to start off…

Elf Face Study

Here is the black and white pencil of the elf face study. I believe I did it sometime in 2004 or 2005, but I can’t be sure. It ended up not really looking much like the photo reference used, but I was referencing the lighting on the face more than anything.

Elf Face Study, color

A face study I did from a photo reference. I think it was something about the braid in her hair that made me end up turning her into an elf. Photoshop was used to colorize it.


Here is a close up of the wizard from the 2006 Dragon & Wizard sketch. I like some of her design and facial expression, even if she’s not very detailed. But what can you expect? She was, after all, under an inch and a half on paper.

Tiger mother – black and white

This is the mother tiger at its black and white stage. I was just using pencil and smudging here and there with my finger for this one. I’m so unprofessional sometimes.


An old black and white I did of a fantasy dwarf warrior. I wish I had dated it so I could tell you when I did it, but I’m the kind of artist that just sketches and doodles endlessly and never remembers to make note of when I do so.