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Beorn Finds Thorin by Tulikoura Beorn Finds Thorin by Tulikoura
Pen & Ink work, based on J.R.R.Tolkiens The Hobbit or There and Back Again.

"Thorin and his companions advanced through the Goblins' ranks all the way up to the gigantic goblins that formed the bodyguard of Bolg, who he could not get past. He was outnumbered, outflanked and surrounded, attacked by fierce goblins with wargs and was forced to form his troops into a great circle.

As the battle was turning fully against the Free Folk, a large force of Eagles of the Misty Mountains arrived, led by the Lord of the Eagles; and they cast down the goblins from the mountain itself. Elves, men and dwarves rejoiced; soon the battle was turning back against the Goblins, who yet had a overwhelming force. In the last moment Beorn arrived.

No-one know where or when Beorn arrived at the battle. He came alone and in a form of a huge bear, and in his anger he seemed to grow to a size of giant. Beorn attacked the back of the Goblin army and through the lines. Dwarves were still defending their Lords on a small hill, when Beorn bent and lifted wounded Thorin and carried him out of the battle with his paw.

Thorin had been mortally wounded on the field, pierced by spears; and his nephews Fíli and Kíli died defending him as he lay on the ground."
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IngramAlastrine4b Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
It's awesome! I wish I could draw so realistic :-)
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! All it takes is practise, and I keep noticing style tends to change even during long pauses to drawing. Perhaps skills mature like good wine :p
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IngramAlastrine4b Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Maybe :-) You're welcome as well :-)
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vandergolvsdunghow Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish this happened in the movie. Beorn is my favorite character, and this was a nice sendoff to his character as well as Thorin's. It was the most emotional part of the book, and you have done justice here! This scene along with the riddle game, and Smaug were by far my three favorite moments from the book. The detail here is amazing! I love this artwork! You have truly captured the emotion of the scene! 
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :) this is a very important scene, glad to hear I made justice for it.

Too bad everything went south in the Hobbit movie trilogy when Thorin (or dwarvers in general...) was involved. Everytime. From design to the plot. Too much fan service and too many wrong decisions. I didn't care about the movie Thorin in a same way I liked the book version - and bloody hell, he didn't get that many lines in the book!

Not to mention how they treated Beorn in the last movie... unacceptable... He was made just another clown in the circus instead of a person who practically turned the tide alone.
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vandergolvsdunghow Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beorn truly deserved better, and knowing PJ he should've went all nuts with using Beorn instead of using Legolas again and again and again. That ending bothered me to the absolute core. I was pissed off so much when none of the events I loved so much that happened during the Battle of Five Armies never happened except for Bilbo being knocked unconscious. That's as recognizable as it gets from being close to the book. Dwarves die in battle alongside their kin. Not like generic action heroes. I was hoping BOTFA would be the best out of the entire trilogy but I was wrong. They still didn't give Beorn the screen time he deserved in the extended edition. He was originally supposed to fight a lot more than that and even kill a troll but he still didn't kill Bolg. Still not much redemption left for this disgrace of a film.
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vandergolvsdunghow Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It truly is a shame. Regardless though I still found the trilogy to be enjoyable, but the last Hobbit film really messed up in a lot of places. I did like the Ravenhill fight though, but there still could've been a lot of the original events that happened in that story set upon Ravenhill. Legolas, and Bolg's fight was weightless in every possible way. I've seen so many final battles on film that had great emotional weight to them. BOTFA lacked in that greatly. Beorn is my favorite character, and I like him a lot more than Legolas, and was looking forward to him the most when I went to see the film. He was severely underused, and, yes, just another clown without no true plot value. I always thought he would kill either Bolg, or Azog in the end, but even so the final confrontation between Thorin, and Azog felt weightless, and like something we've seen a thousand times. Your drawing of Beorn, and many other art pieces of him carrying Thorin out of the battlefield seem to be the only places I can find the climactic battle of The Hobbit done better. What's sad though is they had concept art done of Beorn carrying Thorin down Ravenhill, which would've been a huge redemption had they actually shot it, and put it in the extended edition. Even so I wished Kili, and Fili died for Thorin in battle. They could've still had a decent end with Tauriel without her tampering so much with the better version. Tauriel should've died trying to get to Kili while he was defending his uncle, then so on. The best thing about LOTR was that they did not tear into the original plot so much without making it unrecognizable even when they did add new stuff, or put the characters in a different location. The Hobbit needed to be only film. What your drawing shows is what an artist/Tolkien fan can do with his own masterpiece that is far better than that of a big budget movie maker. Great job, sir! I can't wait to see more! 
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Supermoi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I will cry during the third movie if this goes anywhere like this... I will cry my heart out. 
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shusui Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Excelente trabalho.


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TheRealJayDee Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
The Hobbit was one of the defining literary experiences of my childhood, and remained one of my favourite books to this day. The arrival of the Eagles, the appearance of Beorn and the death of Thorin were among the parts that made the biggest impression on me back then. 

I absolutely love your visualization of this scene! :clap:
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redd4040 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
I've been thinking about your drawing. It's such an important image. I have to congratulate you again on your thoughtfulness.
Let's hope pj doesnt ruin it for us.
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for commenting, highly appreciated. Hmhm, could artist hope for more than creating works that make people ponder things? :)

Well, it's very clear that we only see his vision of the Hobbit and nothing else. I still have trust when it comes to PJ's taste in dramatic scenes, but Azog and ninja-elves, brrh!
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Onoyu Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hated how fili and kili got like, one sentence in the book. Wtf Tolkien >_>
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, that's Tolkien for you, haha. Epic climax is over after two pages, and few characters die as well. What a moral shock that was when reading the book for the first time...
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redd4040 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Sweet Drawing !! way to go, nice work!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, thank you! I'm glad you like this :)
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JeffLafferty Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Awesome. I can't wait for this part in the movie next year
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same here, waiting eagerly to see Jackson's view about this scene. Sigh, almost two years of waiting.

Thank you for the comment!
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NisamaByakuyaKuchiki Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
you're welcome.
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VivianArdry Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Tolkien was a Sadist! :(
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hum, well, that's a one explanation for that painful moment in the book...
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MrsKyoya Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
saddest part of the book, i ccried a bit. This is beautiful, in a sad terrible way...
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is a sad moment in the book, just few lines telling their fate... it was a shock to me when I first time read it. No matter how you look at it the ending for the book wasn't a happy one. But as a memorable moment I wanted to illustrate it, not to mention there isn't too much artwork related to this scene (I wonder why) so I wanted to contribute.

Thank you for your comment.
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MrsKyoya Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yes, it is only a few lines and I thought I read it wrong because it was like at 4am when I got to that part (once i start a book it is really hard to put down..:ashamed:) I was really shocked as well. im glad you decided to because they deserve it, and it really does look amazing. you're welcome :).
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greengladness Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
wonderful work. saddest moment in the book, i love the "expression" on beorn's face (if you can say it like that)
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Well I kinda aimed for werebear-look, a mix of human and bear, hence a bit round bear face. Beorn was described to be very angry after he found Thorin but drawing expressions is very tricky... that's why I appreciate comments related to this aspect.
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ElitaPrime Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Snifle... so moving!
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Igor-Son-Of-Gondor Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Fíli and Kíli are greatdudes....what a waste. Nice work :)
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, it was sad to find out they perished while defending their wounded uncle. They only bought some time with their effort.

Thank you for the comment.
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Igor-Son-Of-Gondor Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
such is Tolkien...happy endings with a pinch of tragedy :) dwarfs rule :D
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Your style seems to fit dwarvish subjects particularly well. :)
Your illustration have a strong impact, especially as a whole, from afar. Beorn's mass here is very effective.
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:bow: Thank you for the in-depth comment. I appreciate this!

Beorn was a bit tricky to draw - I tried to include a bit of human features to his bear form. And his size, glad to hear it works. I didn't really know how big he should be.
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
You're welcome and you deserve it! Giving vague human features to Beorn's figure was a smart idea, and as for his size... it's very effective from an expressive standpoint, so I wouldn't mind about a slight lack of realism at all.
Overall it's a very strong piece. Keep up the good work!
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Greenticky Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:cry:
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avantgardisauruss Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wau. Hieno piirros siinä herralla. Kuvaa hyvin viiden armeijan taistelun viimeisiä hetkiä. Tykkään oikein paljon.

Kääpiöt näyttävät hienoilta, haarniskat on tehty hyvin, tausta on hieno, mutta jokin häiritsee Beornin kasvoissa, karhujen leuat ovat mielestäni pitemmät, mutta en ole varma.

Aiheesta vielä plussaa.
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kiitoksia kommentista! Tätä olikin mukava piirtää, varsinkin kun haarniskoja ja muuta kiinnostavaa sai kuvaan paljon. Piirroksia/maalauksia aiheesta ei ole kovinkaan monta, mikä osaltaan lisäsi kiinnostusta.

Beornin kohdalla pyrin sellaiseen "werebear" muotoon, eli vähän ihmismäistä "pehmeyttä" lyhyemmän kuonon muodossa. Jos olisin halunnut piirtää realistisemman karhun olisin ottanut enemmän mallia anatomian suhteen. Voihan se tietty näyttää hassulta.
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Melkorx5 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Magnificent.
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like this!
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Dinorider Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
beautiful!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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No-other-names-left Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Very unfortunate that Thorin had to die though I couldn't think of a better way to do so.
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree, it was a folly act, but he faced a brave end. What I liked the most was that he realized he was wrong, and tried to unite forces of Men, Dwarves and Elves with his deed.
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Under-13 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
i reread the hobbit not too long ago and this is almost exact as to the image in my head when reading this scene
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Illustration is always artist's own view and nothing more, but it surely sounds great if viewer can agree with this good (or bad) impression.
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Wolf-Fanatic99 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
I find it very depressing how Thorin dies in the end... :cry:
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess we all. The Hobbit may look like a childrens book, but actually it's very mature.
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Wolf-Fanatic99 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
I noticed
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Somebodylost Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Um. Can I borrow this?
Er, what the heck, I already did! But I did NOT post it on any site! I just used it for my school project!

So I'm asking permission if I can post it on DevArt. Please?
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