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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 ;)
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". 
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.
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.
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 ;)
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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
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...
picsmatt13 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Majestic, this is truly what he is supposed to look like.

AyaAzuresea Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic drawing, really! True King...
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