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You folks know I love Dwarfs and I love art so here’s is a post of 5 artists who are rocking the Dwarven world. They are done in a number of different styles. These just happen to be some of the folks who have posted stuff that has caught my eye lately. Let’s have at it (in no particular order.)
This is just a work in progress but it already has a ton of visual impact. So much going on that just brings the eyes right to the center of the page: the blur on the outer areas; the lighting; the color values. Also has some great use of texture.
Something about this picture was just speaking to me. Maybe it’s because I’d love to have a couple dozen of these printed up in plastic so I could paint them. It’s interesting how simple shapes can capture so much character.
Check out this artist’s work for a ton of male and female Dwarfs. They have some nice linework and a ton of detail in their work.
Nice atmospheric work with this one and he made some great choices with the color palette.
Here we have a ton of personality coming through. This is definitely a rugged female Dwarf, yet she still has a feminine quality about her.
Do you have any favorite artists you want to share? Give them a shout-out in the comments.
I’ve been seeing entirely too much of those beardless, spying elves all over the place. It is high time we started celebrating the much cooler, less privacy invading hero that we all deserve – The Dwarf on the Wharf!
Portrait of the King found at Buzzdixon.com
I can’t believe I did not know this before today, but Jack Kirby and I share the same birthday – August 28. I have always loved his art from the minute I saw it staring out at me from those old spinner racks at the corner drugstore. I would happily plunk down my allowance to get his latest work on Fantastic Four, the Hulk and especially Thor.
Yeah, I’m late to the party this year but I do want to give a shout-out to an incredibly talented and influential artist.
Cover art from Tales of Asgard #1
Here we have the inked pencils for the first issue of Tales of Asgard. You might want to click through to see it large enough to do the piece justice.
Even though Odin would have never called it an “imperial bath” this scene could have happened. The Viking Answer Lady has a post that tells the story of an English cleric complaining about the men of the Danelaw combing their hair, bathing on Saturdays and generally making themselves look good so they could pick up more noble women.
Because sometimes I get an idea in my head and I have to make it before I can do anything else.
I started playing around with the idea of snowflakes that incorporate different elements of Halloween and have found it to be quite addictive. You’ll find a different one here each day as we lead into the holiday.
I also convert these files for my Cricut machine. We’ll be cutting a bunch of them out of cardstock and using them to help decorate the house for our annual party. Should be fun!
The little coloring project that I was working on is finally ready to go. Digital Weaves: Vector Graphic Coloring Pages Inspired by Ancient Knot-work is now available at Amazon.com. Here is the back cover copy:
Coloring therapy might be a new buzz word but the idea of coloring to reduce stress isn’t – Carl Jung, the famous psychiatrist had patients color in pictures 100 years ago. Various forms of decorative knot-work have been used for centuries. From the intricate cording of the Chinese to the illuminated manuscripts of the Celts to the wildly imaginative carvings of the Norse, these patterns of lines have provided an endless source of fascination. Digital Weaves combines these two ideas into one book that soothes the mind. It uses the newest digital technology to create stunningly complicated artwork inspired by the knots of old. Ease away your stress and tension as you indulge your inner artist.
I’ve gathered together some of the coloring pages I have done over time. You can see them by clicking the button in the menu or just click here. I do take requests – and I do commissions – if you’re looking for something in particular. Drop me an email.
It is Valentine’s Day – time to keep up the tradition and post a holiday-themed page of color-able knotwork pattern. The page is sized to fit 8.5×11 paper. Click on the thumbnail for a full-size image. Feel free to share this page with those you love.