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Thorin Oakenshield by Gold-Seven Thorin Oakenshield by Gold-Seven
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Thorin Oakenshield, son of Thrain, son of Thrór, King under the Mountain.

Seventy-five years ago yesterday, The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien was first published.

September 22nd is the birthday of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins.

Happy Hobbit Day everyone!


Pencil and white pastel on pastel paper.

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PunctumSaliens Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student
I was watching the trailer for the upcoming Hobbit movie and suddenly felt a compelling need to escape from "hot dwarves" (make that scruffy mini-men), so I made a visit to your dependable Tolkien gallery. It's become real haven since the movies came, you know ;)
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I've become quite good at completely ignoring the existence of the movies. I haven't seen the second and won't see the third. Unless during a trashfest, with loads of alcohol and flanked by "Dungeons and Dragons - The Movie" and "Ironclad". 
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PunctumSaliens Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student
Your'e welcome!
I completely understand your abstinence (though that trashfest sounds fun!). I myself kept to the advise "know your enemy", and found I can endure the movies as long as I don't think of them as connected to Tolkien's works. Sad, really.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I can do that with Harry Potter, funnily. I can enjoy books and movies as two different entities, but only because the geeeeeneral tenor in both is the same. With PJ's Hobbit, not a chance. I watched the first one on the cinema and my muscles ached for days afterwards, from cringing. No kidding.
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PunctumSaliens Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student
Sounds positively awful... That movie was about two hours long, no wonder you were hurting. Watching "An Unexpected Journey" was like clicking on the youtube clip of a beautiful and wellknown song and get a cheap modernised remix. The second movie was even more out of line - and there's still one more to go!
Luckily, we bookreaders still have our own imagination, plus some great artists ;)
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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moonman86 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
i dont get why so many people have embraced richard armitages version of thorin he looks nothing like a dwarf and hes too young for goodness sake he was the oldest dwarf in the company this is awesome well done
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KuroCyou Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student
if you watch the backstage they explain why they had to make him younger than in the book. They gave a coherent explaination to every change to the dwarves' look they had to make. Besides, he's a book character. Everyone may have a different image of him. Anyway Richard Armitage did a wonderful job portraying Thorin...
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picsmatt13 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Majestic, this is truly what he is supposed to look like.

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AyaAzuresea Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic drawing, really! True King...
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DivineLightAngels Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
THIS could be Thorin Oakenshield. Not that FAKE money-eating movie version.
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PendragonMagicFairy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you they could have let him look more dwarvish.

They have chosen a good actor though, 
did you know that richard didn't like it that Thorin had such a short beard?
They gave a explanation for his beard, in his young years in Erebor he had quite a beard, but when smaug came it was burned off,
In honor of the lost dwarves of Erebor he keeps it short, and when he will be king once again he would let it grow to it's full length.
although we all know that will never happen

Sorry, just had to say that, please don't think I want to offend you! :) 
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BenjaminOssoff Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Splendid.
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skjaldulfr Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I picture him with stouter, broader features. Dwarves are the toughest and hardiest after all.
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skjaldulfr Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Dense bones, like neanderthals!
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MGraphicDesign Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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ladyfieza Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
That is an excellent version of Thorin! Wise, strong and stout-hearted! Very good job! :D :heart:
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JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!!!
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gudruna Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
brilliant
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Baratheonerus Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah. Such a nice, not film influenced drawing. THIS is how Thorin should have looked.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I agree!
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Baratheonerus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh. Sogar ein/e deutsche/r. Mal jemand mit dem man in einer halbwegs vernünftigen Sprache reden kann... :D

So genial ich den film auch fand, ein Zwerg ohne Bart ist kein Zwerg. Fand ich persönlich ein wenig schade, vor allem da Thorin ja der König, zumindest Thronerbe war.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Vor allem der König der *Langbärte*!

Ich habe mich ziemlich über die Hollywoodisierung im Film geärgert, die in dem Maße im Herrn der Ringe noch nicht vorhanden war. Die Zwerge sind bartlos und sexy, und die Hälfte des Fiims besteht in disneyreifem Kopf-ab-Slapstick... das musste ich wirklich nicht haben.
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moonytash Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Thats more like it! Thats how I imagined he should look like)
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metalallie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is amazing (:
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4Morten Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm very happy see a Thorin like this (especially the long beard), I like the Thorin on the movie, but he is like a... ahm... too sexy (?)...
... yeah, anyway, I love this :D
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ElemmireOfValinor Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I like your conception of this character and I also liked the movie version (only thing I really don't like about PJ's version is too little facial hair :P). Everyone who has read the book has his own vision, there's no "only true vision" for me. I wish you drew some of the other "The Hobbit" characters (bigger portraits, like this or maybe something similar to the one with LOTR characters, more detailed than that speed-drawn "cheat-sheet" that I've already seen). It would be lovely to see it.
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TankeTierra Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
wow
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inkybee Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Writer
omg he looks like Sam Elliott a little bit. That's totally awesome.
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sepp93 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
exactly like I imagined when I read the book. You are amazing! Your works are incredible!
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oursolemnhour49 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Though I'm always going to have a thing for Richard Armitage in all his smouldery glory, this is perfect. This is exactly what Thorin should have been- older and all the sadder for being in exile and without what he'd once known. Beautiful job.
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BWS2K Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Well done!
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Hellbeholder Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wie stehst du zum Film?
Ich muss ja gestehen, ich bin etwas enttäuscht. Die ganze Darstellung und Szenerie gleicht einem Kinderfilm, viel zu viele Gags und unnöttig lustige Szenen, die Zwerge alle recht kitschig und die Schauspielkunst des Bilbo-Darstellers erinnerte mich eher an eine Sitcom, als an episches Fantasy Epos.
Ich will nich unbedingt sagen das der Film schlecht is, aber... *sfz*
Kommt zumindest nicht an das Flair von HdR damals ran.
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Sar94 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Very nice thorin ! I used to picture him like that too, but I think Jackson made something nice out of the character even though he doesn't seem as wise and he should
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What bothered me most about movie-Thorin wasn't even that he was young and fit and badass, but that he bloody was the main character. O_o
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Sar94 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
oh yeah I didn't even think about that. But in a way it didn't bother me, after all a movie is a short version of a book and you always have to make choices. Maybe they thought putting all dwarves and biblo at the same level would confuse those who didn't know the story .. or something like that x)
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I just had to giggle at "short version". ;)
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Sar94 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
why ? you don't think it's true ?
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
When all three movies are out, total run time will be close to 10 hours (12 in the extended editions). Reading the book probably takes me about six or seven. ;) The only book adaptation that can claim this is probably "Where the Wild Things are"!
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Sar94 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I didn't really mean in time ^^, but how the events are condensed and a lot isn't shown etc ..
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thorin is a lot younger than that...
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
He is 195 years old; in fact, even older than Balin.
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I mean in human years, not in dwarf years.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
In human years, that would amount to 60 to 65 (assuming Dwarves live to 250 and all numbers can be divided by roughly three). Thorin, no matter what Peter Jackson did with him, is an old and venerable Dwarf.
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DeLoverly Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay for Throin! i absolutely love him, along with all of the other dwarves! This is exactly how I imagined him for sure! Stunning sketch! :love:
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kaigeXIII Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow. Your portraits are absolutely beautiful. The sheer thought and detail put into each one is absolutely incredible. I have to admit Thorin is my favorite though. :D Your work is truly beautiful and I hope you continue creating new works. Merry Christmas!!! :)
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, and a Happy New Year! :)
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Sorvacloudstep Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
That's an awesome Thorin, it's exactly how I picture him!!!
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DARKastheRAIN Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Just saw Jackson's movie and had to come here to get Armitage out of my head.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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