A dwarven family and the entrance to a small Dwarven Fortress in Nortunk, Aels. ______________________________________ Originally I was just sketching a dwarf family in classes, but it growed into a full illustration... that's why I'm not completely happy with the perspective
Brothers of the mine rejoice! Swing, swing, swing with me Raise your pick and raise your voice! Sing, sing, sing with me Down and down into the deep Who knows what we'll find beneath? Diamonds, rubies, gold and more Hidden in the mountain store
Born underground, suckled from a teat of stone Raised in the dark, the safety of our mountain home Skin made of iron, steel in our bones To dig and dig makes us free Come on brothers sing with me!
Chorus I am a dwarf and I'm digging a hole Diggy diggy hole, diggy diggy hole I am a dwarf and I'm digging a hole Diggy diggy hole, digging a hole
The sunlight will not reach this low Deep, deep in the mine Never seen the blue moon glow Dwarves won't fly so high Fill a glass and down some mead! Stuff your bellies at the feast! Stumble home and fall asleep Dreaming in our mountain keep
Born underground, grown inside a rocky womb The earth is our cradle; the mountain shall become our tomb Face us on the battlefield; you will meet your doom We do not fear what lies beneath We can never dig too deep
Well: depend of the dwarven culture. In the cultures where the dwarven women aren't warriors, would be mostly knives, or some working tool -as a mining pick or an wood axe- but these are casual weapons rather than self-defense weapons
eso del señor de los anillos era de la película, y he leído que puede ser tomado como que le están agarrando el pelo a la chica de Rohan diciendo eso de las enanas, pues Tolkien jamás siquiera sugirió enanas barbadas -no sugirió enanas de ninguna forma, eso si! XD-
Really nice Dwarven family, but I got a little confused for a second on how she was holding a bucket and an axe like that. Then I undestood I was overseeing the fact you can hold a bucket like that with one hand too.
Bueeeno, la verdad que yo también quedé un poco confundido.... por que el hacha fue un error -moví el lapiz tirando unas lineas que no quería- por lo que había que tapar el error de una manera otra. XD
As always, interesting common folk! I love how the fortification in the background is a "small dwarven fortress"! This is also how I picture most dwarves living; on the surface, up in the mountains or highland valleys, in fortified homes. Dwarven communities stick together for mutual protection and mutual community building projects!
I personally don't see the dwarves as tooo deep peoples, but in more contact with the surface rather than, let's say, my drows or goblins: More like surface people who happen to live underground, rather than a underground specie. :3
However, they did have come underground culturally... at least, many of the dwarven races!
For much of D&D, dwarves were fairly exclusively underground folk as a people. To the point that dwarves inexperienced with the outside had a common fear of falling into the sky! Dwarves became far more inclined to dwell on the surface in the current edition, so as to make them easier to roleplay, and so dwarven adventures could take place on the surface or anywhere without undue explanation.
It seems that many creators came up with the same idea of surface dwarves independantly.