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Once you've had dwarf... by hibbary Once you've had dwarf... by hibbary
A silly continuation of:

Dwarves seem to have earned a reputation for being brutish and rough which I hotly contest. Yes, they're fierce warriors and like to bash and hack the shit out of enemies, but they're also metal smiths and let me tell you, metal smithing is the FIDDLIEST FUCKING THING ON THE PLANET. Until you've spent hours precariously balancing a ring on a firebrick, poking a tiny prong setting into place, applying flux and a microscopic piece of solder, and then fighting to keep it all exactly as you placed it until the solder melts, you cannot understand what otherworldly patience and finesse dwarves must possess. Even blacksmithing requires a lot of minute and careful maneuverings as well as some serious bashing power. Stout stature might suggest otherwise, but immense strength is very useful for delicate work because your body doesn't get tired so easily and slip up. Smithing also requires an unusual attention to detail because one tiny little setback might mean a hundred hours of cleanup.

That is why, whether dwarves are cutting gems, settings stones, making knives, or massaging elves, they are probably the most gentle, careful, detail-sensitive people in Middle Earth.

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Grey-tipped-Wings Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Can I color this? With all due credit and linking sent your way of course...
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hibbary Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sure! :)  You are welcome to color anything in my gallery so long as it's not a commission for someone else.
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Grey-tipped-Wings Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you~!
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Faetouched Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, as someone who's done woodcarving, various crafting and attempted smithing, you have to be so precise and gentle it isn't even fricken funny, anyone who says Dwarves are heavy-handed brutes has clearly never so much as touched a set of smelting tongs before!
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Minuya Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Hahaha oh my god, this made me laugh so hard...
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JosephCollins Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My god.  This is pure, unadultrated awesome.
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Samciu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And here I am, reading comic about dwarves' massage instead of learning theory of our massage.

Still I love it :heart: It makes me laugh really hard whenever I see it XD
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Neinka Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Aww i just knew it would end like this :)
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bryosgirl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Best part is, that is exactly how I would expect it to play out! XD
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, this is great :)
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