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Style experiment with some dwarves :B by juliedillon Style experiment with some dwarves :B by juliedillon
More dwarves! :B Just Thorin and Dwalin this time, though. I wanted to try something where the main shapes were simplified and stylized (inspired by bridgioto’s Secret of Kells styled dwarves), but I wanted to try rendering within the stylized shapes to an extent. Simplifying the shapes while maintaining the general feel of the characters was really hard for me. I had to really fight with myself to not break up some of those big outlined curves, gah.

I dunno. Fun experiment, anyway. :)

(I probably won’t do many more. maaaaaaybe a Gandalf. Not sure.)
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:iconbluebell1993:
bluebell1993 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this is  LEGEN....wait for ot DARY!!!
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timpu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
Looking great. I especially like how Dwalin turned out.
Very good.
Cheers.
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KevinNichols Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Great style-very nice
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MakingPicsSlowly Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Friggin awesome Style~! So Coolll! XD
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww damn, this is really cool :O
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MidRocK-Morgan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a good style.
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Creed223002 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student General Artist
How long did it take to do a single dwarf head to two finished like this. I love the style.
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Creed223002 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Head to toe, I meant
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Creed223002 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student General Artist
How much would you charge per character to do 100 characters ?
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:icongreensprite:
GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is really solid. I love what you did here.
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skittles24ize Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Interface Designer
dwalin looks good but thorin needs improvement :)
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:icondennib68:
Dennib68 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
They're beautiful!
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:iconziblie:
ziblie Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
I think your experiment worked really well, and I'd love to see more from you in this style!

I super love Dwalin especially.
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durinheir Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
They are both gorgeous :flirty: bravo :clap: Please do more :love:
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OhMhaiGosh Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. This is amazing. And may I just say that Dwalin is fantastic! My mouth actually fell open, and I didn't even know that could happen in real life. XD
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
i can really pick up the secret of kells style here. very beautiful.
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:iconhalfass:
halfass Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Looks Amazing!
Here is a painting i made of their old King :3
[link]
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:icontikicosmonaut:
tikicosmonaut Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Wow. Brilliant!
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:iconnordiclynx:
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you succeeded. Very cool :)
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:iconellana01:
Ellana01 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Superb style! The shapes are perfect to serve the characters!
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:iconmakaybb:
makaybb Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy shiiiiiiiiiit!!!! <33333333
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:iconewelock:
ewelock Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow. Yes. I just love the line of their shoulders and arms. Just their entire outline really. Very lovely and unique.
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:iconlisagorska:
LisaGorska Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
AWESOME! i'm glad you experimented, the outcome is a feast for the eyes!
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:iconemilysodders:
emilysodders Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job!
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:icontfsakon:
TFSakon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Wow really like the style very bold.
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:iconmaria-mar:
maria-mar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Awesome, i really like this!
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
You must have posted these just after I left town for a con. They are gorgeous. I think they work beautifully.
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jerica128 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Turned out fantastic, the stylized shapes really worked :iconclapplz:
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EmaCamU Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
they look so strong and simple!
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cesca-specs Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whooo, love this style-- those bold shapes really work well for this!
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kgwriter Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh, you should DEFINITLY do gandalf!!!!! pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease? with a cherry on top? two cherries?!
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juliedillon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
I'm working on it, don't worry. ;)
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:iconkgwriter:
kgwriter Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yay!!! thank you!!!! i'm so happy!!
and you can keep the cherries, if you want....
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mcruthless Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ugh I love that Dwalin so much
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Ringelotta Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Artist
It looks great! Its somehow between simple and extrem time-consuming... I don't know how to explain what I think... well, it looks great XD This experiment was fruitful :heart:
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yzkethrag Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dworfs with sworfs. :3
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Akai-la Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
This is quite awesome!
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:iconjos2507:
jos2507 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
very nice style : i like it !
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:icondraconicparagon:
DraconicParagon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, I love it!
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Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Excellent! ;) :thumbsup:
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samuca345 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
spectacular!!:D
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:iconjenkotsu:
Jenkotsu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Wow, this is great! You have strong, clear lines and lot's of details, oh god, I love this c:
Good job, must say!
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:iconserenya:
Serenya Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
I really love your arts !
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:iconshaggera:
Shaggera Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done ! I really like how you draw Dwalin
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DarkerEve Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Incredibly awesome.
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:icontervola:
Tervola Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is really fantastic. I like how you make their shapes stylized. Great work on faces, you captured their expressions well. Love your painting style :heart:
Dwalin hurray :dance:
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Hahaha good job your fight with yourself worked, it's fun to work with limitations and i think the result is great. They remind me of images made from textured paper cut outs, except with way more depth and rendering. Awesome :D
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RoBearIn3030 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Those dwarves turned out fantastic. My only critique is it seems pretty obvious that you did Thorin's fist then added the sword afterwards, they just don't line up at all. Otherwise I love this style.
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juliedillon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I drew the entire thing as a whole, actually, and had the sword there from the beginning. I'm sorry it looks that off. X)
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MoConnor03 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I really like these. the shapes and colors and lighting are amazing.
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