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Gina Torres by FangsAndNeedles
Gina Torres
I haven't done a realistic drawing in quite some time so I wanted to see if I could still manage it,
and in picking a person to go with, why not the beautiful and immensely talented Gina Torres? 

I know and love her best as Zoe Washburne of Firefly and Bella Crawford of Hannibal

Hand drawn and photoshopped
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Tricorn by FangsAndNeedles
Tricorn
I was sick all day then in the evening I hit a creative stride. My mother had bought me a floppy brown felt hat because it was on an extremely
good sale price and she figured I could do something with it, and so I went about stiffening the fabric and pinning it to dry in the right position.
Then I sewed it in a few areas to keep it in it's proper form, and huzzah!

that's Sparrow...CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow

I'll probably do something else to it but for now low picture quality...
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Thorin by FangsAndNeedles
Thorin
spent way too much time on this and I'm not gonna be totally happy with it so I'm just gonna post it! 

Here is Thorin Oakenshield, and this is the first of a weekly challenge I am doing with :iconhowwz:

Now I gotta draw Thranduil and she will draw Thorin! (and Im basically a week behind already so I gotta get going!)
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I just finished reading The Hobbit for the first time this morning, and while it was a good book, I must say I would have liked it more if I had read it before watching the films, because, honestly, the movies were better. I am keeping in mind this is a children's book written over 75 years ago, but for me there was some serious lack of character development in comparison to the films.

There are some things about the films that did not need to be in there, I know. Legolas had an awfully big part for not being in the book at all, and he did not need all that screen time, but then again it does at least make sense for him to be present since he is a prince of Mirkwood. Also Thranduil doesn't even get a name in the book! He's just the Elf King, which I thought was awfully unfortunate. Maybe Tolkien hadn't come up with 'Thranduil' yet, but a name would have been good. 

The dwarves, including Thorin, were really flat and surprisingly annoying at times. Some of them didn't even get any of their own moments at all! and basically all you could say to describe them was that they all had beards and different coloured capes...There was a lot of grumbling and treating Bilbo like a useless burden for a much longer time in the book as well. Bilbo was alright, and he had a little bit of character development, but not a whole lot...

I also liked that they made Azog a specific villain rather than leaving him as one single line, as they also did with Bolg. It just makes it better to have some named enemies heading the attackes rather than just a big throng of orcs and goblins. And Fili and Kili's death is literally like one or two lines of that also happened and was sad. Like really! Arg. 

Also, my biggest gripe about the book was NO WOMEN??? NOT A SINGLE WOMAN!!! I knew there weren't any important ones, but seriously, I think the closest it even came to mentioning any specific woman was either a cousin of Bilbo's or allusion to Fili and Kili's mother. Like really, I was so so happy that they threw Tauriel in there, as well as Galadriel, Bard's daughters and the Laketown woman who got some good lines. I think one of my favourite additions to the final movie was during the battle when the women decided to go out and fight with the men. It made me so happy.

Oh well, I'm just really happy that I now have three more gorgeous Middle-Earth movies to love. And Martin Freeman was the best Bilbo there could ever be.

Anyway,  could go on more but I'll shut up. leave a comment if you'd like to discuss! lol

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Laura
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Hey there, I live on the East coast of Canada :)

I''ve recently graduated from a fashion design course with the hopes of getting into costume work for stage and screen!

Long term goal: graduate with a awesome costume based fashion line, move to England, work for the BBC, meet all my favourite actors, maybe marry one, ha!
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I just finished reading The Hobbit for the first time this morning, and while it was a good book, I must say I would have liked it more if I had read it before watching the films, because, honestly, the movies were better. I am keeping in mind this is a children's book written over 75 years ago, but for me there was some serious lack of character development in comparison to the films.

There are some things about the films that did not need to be in there, I know. Legolas had an awfully big part for not being in the book at all, and he did not need all that screen time, but then again it does at least make sense for him to be present since he is a prince of Mirkwood. Also Thranduil doesn't even get a name in the book! He's just the Elf King, which I thought was awfully unfortunate. Maybe Tolkien hadn't come up with 'Thranduil' yet, but a name would have been good. 

The dwarves, including Thorin, were really flat and surprisingly annoying at times. Some of them didn't even get any of their own moments at all! and basically all you could say to describe them was that they all had beards and different coloured capes...There was a lot of grumbling and treating Bilbo like a useless burden for a much longer time in the book as well. Bilbo was alright, and he had a little bit of character development, but not a whole lot...

I also liked that they made Azog a specific villain rather than leaving him as one single line, as they also did with Bolg. It just makes it better to have some named enemies heading the attackes rather than just a big throng of orcs and goblins. And Fili and Kili's death is literally like one or two lines of that also happened and was sad. Like really! Arg. 

Also, my biggest gripe about the book was NO WOMEN??? NOT A SINGLE WOMAN!!! I knew there weren't any important ones, but seriously, I think the closest it even came to mentioning any specific woman was either a cousin of Bilbo's or allusion to Fili and Kili's mother. Like really, I was so so happy that they threw Tauriel in there, as well as Galadriel, Bard's daughters and the Laketown woman who got some good lines. I think one of my favourite additions to the final movie was during the battle when the women decided to go out and fight with the men. It made me so happy.

Oh well, I'm just really happy that I now have three more gorgeous Middle-Earth movies to love. And Martin Freeman was the best Bilbo there could ever be.

Anyway,  could go on more but I'll shut up. leave a comment if you'd like to discuss! lol

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AngelQueen13 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the :+devwatch: !
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FangsAndNeedles Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student General Artist
no problem, I've seen several of your Rumbelle pics before, 
they're all very fun :D
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Taisa-Winged Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Thank You for the :+fav:
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WhatsEatingHeather Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I just adore all of your work! After this next part you'll probably think I'm a weirdo but i have to say it: I JUST LOVE YOUR FACE IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy2 
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FangsAndNeedles Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh! Well, thank you very much
that's really sweet :blush:
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SansNoir Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday, fellow Canadian! :meow:
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FangsAndNeedles Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student General Artist
thank you! :)
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Hi!
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hullo there! thanks for the watch and the favs! :D
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urwelcome, check out my  gallery!
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