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.
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.
and thank You for your thoughtful comment 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
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)?
"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
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.