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Thorin Oakenshield by TurnerMohan Thorin Oakenshield by TurnerMohan
The King under the Mountain. One of my concept illustrations for The Hobbit

see also
Thorin son of Thrain [link]
Dain Ironfoot [link]
Balin [link]
Royal Cousins [link]
dwarves [link]
more dwarves [link]
(dwarf sketch) [link]
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kpo134 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess you have been told this thousands of times by now, but this is Thorin, and this is how he should have looked in the movies, I've been checking all your drawings, you really are talented, both technically, and also capting the essence of the characters.
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teb1013 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Why couldn't Jackson have shown Thorin like this. Your portrayals of Tolkein characters are well conceived, faithful to the books and your art is impeccable!
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JeantineHobbit Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I agree! They totally could have made Richard Armitage look like this!
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chaos-in-compounded Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
flawed, but still very noble. I like it
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LucaGiurato Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Nice work!
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Rosalind-WT Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just fall in love with this style of Dwarfs . 
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LimeGreenBunny Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now THIS is Thorin. You have amazing pencil skills, reminds me very much of John Howe.
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Elelith Featured By Owner Edited Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree 100% with your statement!

The sketch style reminds me a lot of John Howe AND Alan Lee. Both are my most favourite Tolkien illustrators - alongside Jenny Dolfen (Goldseven), Peet, Kasiopeia (Catherine Karina Chmiel-Gugulska), Elena Kukanova and Anke Eißmann - I have to add Turner Mohan now to it. A pity that I found you that late. ;)
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I love his work, quite flattering to be compared with him
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ManofGod137 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oooooh dude I remember you you have an awesome gallery!
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanx! co some of the new stuff
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ManofGod137 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
New stuff im sooooooo there
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hinoirimj Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your drawings are really great! is great that you made the dwarves as they're described in the books! Love all your drawings! ^^
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you so much. that's really nice to hear
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hinoirimj Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome, and it's all true!! :D:D
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QuirynUrchin Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for portraying Thorin as he appeared in the books! I do think Thorin's younger look is good, but let's be honest in the book he is an old dwarf. I love this!
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
and thank You for your thoughtful comment:D while i'm not over fond of all this "thorin fever" that's so prevalent on the web I actually did enjoy richard armitage's performance and look; making him younger was right for the kind of movies peter jackson is making (though of course more beard wouldnt have hurt) but this for me is alot closer to the character in the book I grew up reading. glad to hear it's working for you aswell
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QuirynUrchin Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :) Yes, I agree. Your representation of Thorin resembles what I imagined since the moment I was introduced to Tolkien adventures as bed time stories.
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lmao234 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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justinmanas Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing
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thirdmoth Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats how I like dwarves. They should look like they can carry 500 lbs without even breaking a sweat.
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stegosaurus-sam Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student
This is wonderful! The clothing and weaponry are really interesting, and the hair is very detailed, while still maintaining some simplicity. I really like this.
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Janegael Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Gorgeous detail. He's not my cranky old fart, but he's magnificent. ;)
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lechiffre17 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
wow great work!!! incredible!
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MornLandazar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I particulary like the details on his shiled (the Dwarf-head and anvil).
I also like his armor pieces... and I like his crown-helmet... and his beard... and the look on his face... and his ax...
Oh, screw it, I don't like this picture - I love it!

Speaking of his axe, what is written on his ax (in runes)?
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
"thorinulu" lit. "of thorin" or "Thorin's (axe)" i would have liked it to say "burkh (or bark) thoinul" ( lit "thorin's axe") but didnt have room, and i always imagined the weapon's actual name (which i never bothered to come up with) would be on the reverse side. a fitting enough weapon for the king, but hardly a replacement for orcrist.

glad it all works for you, thanks for your kind words
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TolmanCotton Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
And THIS is Thorin. At last.
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Vjetrovnjak Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
My thoughts exactly.
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Amiryth Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
An inspiring drawing for an inspiring book!
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ChiefGunslinger1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Awesome.
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Razvigorac Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
My favorite depiction of Thorin - ever.
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
boy that's nice to hear. thanks
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amlugwen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
awesome dwarf!

that armor *-*
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Steve-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful Thorin!
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Belorepan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
One of my top 3 favourite depictions of Thorin Oakenshield.
Great job!
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MihailoSRB Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Now THAT is a King I would follow to death!
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MikkelLG Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Majestic and regal. A true dwarven king. Awesome work :D
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Wolfy-Snackrib Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Kingly!!
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ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The beard and armor are fantastic. In fact, I really think this would be brilliant in an illustrated version of The Hobbit.
And now I am waiting even more eagerly for The Hobbit movie...
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automnal-glimpse Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, I love this ! :heart:
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OmeletteFighter Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
OH GOD!
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Bluetempesta Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Everything is PERFECT!!!!
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maren-B Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
just don`t like the nose...
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful detail!
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graphiterocks Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Sweet! Love it all the way[link]
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Orestix Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Me too, I do not like that much the armor & the weapons, but his face & expression are juuuuust right!
And your pencil skills are simply amazing!
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Fergusthefiddler Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Now, THAT is Thorin's face. Don't like very much the armour & weaponry; IMHO is too inspired in PJ's films, and in my mind I always pictured dwarves as very viking-ish... Nevermind, the face & attitude are totally nailed. :D
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XkashyuriX Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just finished reading The Hobbit the other day and I must say that you couldn't have portrayed him better than you did in this illustration :)

This is just magnificacet.Wonderful details.
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NoodleRAY Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
This is great I love Dwarves and this is exceptional.
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Righon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
excellent!
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