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Dis of Erebor by Kotorigaro Dis of Erebor by Kotorigaro
Hello, yes, I still live. :D

I've been trying for MONTHS to redraw Dís ever since that one accidental sketch in December with no luck, and suddenly stupid doodling last night turned into the only success(ish) so far. Apparently when I want to draw humans (or in this case Dwarf women) my tablet just poops everywhere, and when I don't intend to it only takes me an hour to do the bulk of it, without a reference. Having said that, there will definitely be weird anatomy going on in there. :P

P.S. Dís is Thorin Oakenshield's sister, for some context. Mother of Kíli and Fíli. The Hobbit movie? Yeah that. Except she wasn't in it. To be fair Tolkien didn't mention Dwarf ladies much, Dís is the only one ever named.

Tried to make her an attractive dwarfy ladeh (because her sons are so pretty, and they needed to get it from somewhere) without making her elfy. Not sure if worked.

Yes Dwarf ladies have beards.

P.P.S. Giving a female an Armitage nose is difficult.

And I have the most inconsistent drawing style ever. Woe is me. :dummy:

:star: It's fanart, so I don't mind what you do with it as long as you don't edit it or claim it as your own work. And a link back here would be nice. :D :star:

(Also WHAT is WITH dA's new editing/submitting thing. Urgh. I've obviously been gone for a while. O.o)
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NonieR Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
How in the world did I manage not to Fave this years ago when I first fell in love with it?

BranBolger Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
in my opinion she looks a bit too much like a male dwarf in drag. makes me think of conchita wurst ;)
But I would have no idea how to start myself ;p 
Nice drawing
LadyduLac Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
Your drawing inspired me greatly for my Dis cosplay. :)…
someoneyoumigthknow Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loved it, am i the only thinking she looks a bit gypsy-ish?
cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
The line of her beard just along the jawline looks great, and enhances her beauty.
Rilawa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
She looks a lot like a female Thorin. Good job.
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student General Artist
She is really beautiful<333
nougatetmephisto Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Thanks to the braids, the beard and the jewels, she doesn't look elvish. She does look beautiful, though. Wonderful drawing! I can totally picture her as Thorin's sister!
JeantineHobbit Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Mahal and Durin, she's freakin' gorgeous!!!! ... Ehem... For a dwarf-woman... ;)
You're not the only one with an inconsistent drawing style! :)
Ylvaaa Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel so sorry for her... Ive been thinking about her a lot, she lost everyone, her brothers, her husmand and her sons. Por Dis... there is no family left for her, but shes a strong woman... at least I think so, I mean shes after all a dwarf.
LoverGurl007 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Woah, she's so pretty.
Otakuplant Featured By Owner Edited Jan 13, 2015
... I think I`m in love right now.
Really amazing! °u° <3
LinaewenZ Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student Artist
Beautiful princess of Erebor, well done! Definitely the most beautiful female dwarf I've ever seen. ;)
elvishandhalflings Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, how lovely! I've used this in my appreciation post all about Dís (she's just wonderful!), and I wanted to inform you that I linked this post, your tumblr, and your DA account in my post also. I wanted to give appropriate thanks for such a magnificent piece of art. Thank you, dear, this is fantastic. Huggle! 

- Aleara Took of Bywater
Agana-Belea Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THIS is Awesome :D
Hardtreads Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I can definitely see Kili and Fili in her, extremely well done, the best Dis I have seen on here. C:
anubislover89 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
I think you made her look very dignified and stately, without making her look too elvish. And the nose does work on her, so no worries about that. ;) (Wink) 
TyanataDraven Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
She is beautiful
NonieR Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Oh, I LIKE this!
SupSatire Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Wow. She's handsome, but in a womanly way. I love it. I love HER.
wildwooddancing Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful, it worked really well! 
heartthyshark Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Be still my Heart. She is incredible. Perhaps the face is a bit slim for a dwarf, but those feathery brows and the thick lashes more than make up for it, imo.
And the cleft chin beard thing (i don't know what its called) is gorgeous.
Elyssium-Lissadell Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this picture! I am so happy to have found the artist behind this wonderful representation! Your drawings Of Dis (My favorite character ) Inspired me to start making cosplays for her, and write stories about her and her family! Thank-you so much!!
DarkButterflyOfNight Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Wonderful idea! She looks beautiful! I love it :heart:
Falln4DarkAngel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Armitage nose works! She is gorgeous. (Maybe it's this angle, but she kind of looks like Tauriel..)
I adore the jewels in her hair! You draw flowing majestic manes so well :)
Sithlord8665 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
I love it! She is so pretty and I love the resemblance between her and Thorin. Bravo! :)
BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love your sketch of her!! She looks really beautiful :love: I can see her looking just like this, you did a really amazing sketch.
And I love her hair :heart:
cjlewis85 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Very Lovely!
kookookarli Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist
holy f**k

this is amazing

and wonderful

and I don't think I have ever loved something as much
TheFlyingBeet Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
wow stunning Dís
tronapage Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Your work is so lovely. I want it on my page and I will credit it as being by [link]. If I need to put more please tell me. I'm Ruthie Lancaster
moonst0nez Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Very nice!
durinheir Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She is gorgeous ~ just like how I would imagine her being! Absolutely love it!!! :love:
Goldie4224 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
wow, so beautiful!
imke14 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know how you did it but you made a bearded lady look gorgeous xD
Janegael Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
I already left you a fanletter over on your Tumblr. I am SO in love with this picture. I had found the other Dis you did and adored it but stupidly didn't save it and then forgot where I saw it. Yeah, memory is not my strong suite. I'm so thrilled to have found the ink sketch and now this stunning portrait. I need to pin this to my desk and finish my story about her. Thank you so much for taking this much time to beautifully portray a character who Tolkien only bothered to mention once.
LuLu-Fukurou Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Oh, boy, I love your Dis! So baeutiful! Bucause, she's beautiful!
Christa-S-Nelson Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I am so glad you were able to pull this off!! i was reading through the book they put together with all the artwork from the hobbit and they had a section on dwarf women. your version is much better i think! you should do a colored version!
arsheesh Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, that would explain the beard. Very nice job on this one.
Axcido Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!! I love her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ♥
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