First Drawing of Fili the Dwarf

Hmmm, it seems even when I try to focus and keep working on something things always pop up! For instance, when I finished this drawing of Fili (finally, took me long enough — I should have that put on a tshirt, right? heh), the next day I’d planned to work on some designs/concept stuff for an upcoming project… when…. ugh. I started feeling crappy. Took my temp and sure enough, I was running a low fever. And? Our a/c is doing its usual couple-times-a-year “not working, nope!” thing. I hate the heat. πŸ™‚

Anyway, this drawing was originally intended as a practice piece. Mostly to start forcing myself to build up photo references for another dwarf, and figure out how I wanted to draw him. It’s easier for me sometimes to use pencil, even though for so many years I drew with the intent of inking with a brush. It’s been fun getting used to pencilled art, and practicing with that again. Unfortunately, it meant something that should have gone rather quickly, took a little longer than planned (even with my usual breaks and stops).

From the dA page:

This was drawn on regular Strathmore drawing paper (11×14) first in blue pencil, then with regular pencils (F, HB, and 6B). I’ve been drawing Thorin so much (admittedly he is my favorite), I wanted to start getting used to Fili. I actually need to collect more photos of him for reference (oops!). Special thank you to FB Fili for being so patient and helping me find a couple detail refs I was having trouble finding. Lots of breaks between sections/parts, as usual for me these days.

You can see the original *very* rough sketch (before I fixed things I disliked about it) here,
and the blue pencil transfer the final drawing started from here.

View drawing here.

Now, hopefully yesterday’s “ick” will go away (still feeling a little off, but not as bad as yesterday), and maintenance will get my a/c running smoothly again. I want to get back to drawing, darnit! πŸ˜‰

About Cynthia Griffith

I have way too many interests and hobbies, and continually cycle through them -- paying attention to some, while others wait for when I can get around to them again. My main interests are sewing and costuming (I enjoy historical clothing, such as 18th and 19th century, as well as fantasy costumes like elves and hopefully someday even dwarves), as well as getting back to art by drawing fan art of Thorin Oakenshield and Company. My husband Christopher and I spend a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors and shared hobbies such as juggling. This blog and website is my way to share what I'm up to with friends and family.
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