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I've been so touched by how supportive everyone has been regarding my art. Since I have been struggling to get back what I'd lost all those years, and push myself and improve, it's been frustrating at times -- but you all have made it such fun for me to do it. I woke up early on Easter morning and felt inspired to draw a quick pencil sketch of Thorin, smiling -- something I have been doing a lot lately when I enjoy creating and sharing things.

I will leave it up to each one of you to decide what is making him smile.

Drawn in my sketchbook using blue pencil (this B&W photo did not pick them up), and 2H, 2B, and 6B pencils.
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Awwww! Thanks for humoring me and coming up with something -- three of you have done that so far (Christopher's of course was a "funny" reply heheheh). Maybe they remind him of gold. ;)
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New Blog Post: Struggling to focus on creative projects, and still having fun collecting some things from The Hobbit.
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In-progress inks on my current drawing of Gloin the dwarf. Still need to draw the background, and then ink wash everything. Lots of details on this 11 x 14 inch drawing (the figure is 8 1/2 from head to foot).
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New Blog Entry: The new drawing, and the FB note tutorial covering how I did it.
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My latest inked fan art:  "When King Thror gazed into the Arkenstone, did he see the great Dwarven kingdoms of his ancestors? Did it show him things to come? Splendor beyond imagination? Power just within his grasp? Did it whisper secrets to him—showing him the weaknesses of others, or what they too desired?

... and what would Thorin Oakenshield see if he gazed into the Arkenstone?"
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Well, it needs a better scan to pick up the details, but I finished the drawing of Gloin the dwarf from The Hobbit I promised a friend last year! Whew! :)
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Thank you! :)
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Just wanted to post about this community in case fans of Tolkien stories and the movies didn't know about it. This is a very nice group of folks, so please check them out! :)
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I guess, since my big part of the fandom is art, I'll say "hello" and share a link to my art gallery. It mostly focuses on the dwarves for now (to my husband's excitement -- he is a HUGE Thorin and dwarf fan). Still going a bit slowly on updates as I get back into the habit again -- I took a very very long break from art (never thought I'd draw again, in fact), but fortunately The Hobbit inspired me to pick up pencil and brush and get back to it! Thanks for looking, everyone and have a lovely day!
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Ha! Hello there! ;)
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Getting back to drawing.,,, This time, I started working on a sketch for a friend I promised to draw this for last year: Gloin the dwarf, looking at his locket! Still in progress  and in sketch-phase. Ink/ink wash later.
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Yay! Glad to hear it. :D I figured you would be able to find what you were wanting. Especially with that character! Enjoy! :D
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Learning to sew historical costumes, fan art of Middle Earth dwarves, and juggling with my husband when we have time. Too many hobbies to list! See links to art and sewing below.
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Attempting to learn sewing by making historical clothing (focusing on 18th century right now), as well as some embroidery. After a very long break, I am back to drawing -- fan art of Thorin and Company -- love the dwarves from The Hobbit movie. Actually, I have too many hobbies to list, and I am happily married to Christopher Gronlund.

If you'd like to find out more about me, or see some photos of the costumes I've made, please visit my website: http://www.cfgriffith.com/

Please note: If you follow me, please let me know who you are or if we know each other elsewhere.  I may not follow everyone back if I can't tell where I know them from, or what we have in common. :)
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