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Bombur Cooking a Snack by cfgriffith Bombur Cooking a Snack by cfgriffith
My husband had a business trip out-of-state for almost a week about a month ago or so. I thought I would draw a new image to help pass the time quickly. The morning he left (Tuesday), I sat down and sketched this in blue pencil directly to Bristol (not my usual small sketching/enlarge/transfer-cleanup). By the next day (Wednesday), I was already starting to ink it.

I still had issues with my eyesight going out quickly on me, so it's not like I was working for several hours (sadly -- I would have finished it within a few days, I think). Some of the blue pencil sketch lines were very loose and vague due to the way I drew this piece, so inking slowed down as I got to those sections. I also had a bit of a brainfart that Thursday (my last day that week to work on it, as I would be away all of Friday and spending time with my husband over the weekend when he got home). For some reason, I couldn't focus and made stupid mistakes or was sloppy. It was almost like I'd never inked before. Thank goodness for being able to clean up the mess for the most part.

The following week... momentum had been lost. I didn't want to work on art at all that Monday, and I struggled Tuesday to sketch in some backgrounds. Between allergies driving my eyes nuts again, and the weather getting cooler (and calling me to enjoy it)... well, it took longer than it really should have taken. I finally pushed myself to sit down and finish inking the cooking supplies in the background, and all the landscape in final burst.

I wanted to draw Bombur, because recently I'd been watching the actor's (Stephen Hunter) video blog and even asking him questions on Twitter about voice acting. He's such a nice guy, I thought he should be my next drawing. I'm just sorry it took me so long to finish it, much less start it.

Drawn directly onto Bristol using blue pencil, and inked with Black Magic Ink using a Winsor & Newton series 7 #2 brush. Also a few details in size 005 art pen and black pencil. Acrylic white paint for covering up mistakes.
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AngelaCross Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
What a fantastic amount of detail! Gorgeous!
cfgriffith Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
Thriin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
I haven't watched the extras  but I saw a set of gifs on tumblr when someone asked Bombur how many children he has and he replied...14-I took it totally as a headcanon and think how he was blowing the horn of Erebor with teary eyes, I think he was thinking of his children and that he might never see them again.
Telnava Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow the inking is REALLY cool! I love it!
cfgriffith Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! It's been a little bit of a fight, getting used to inking again, much less improving on what I used to do years ago. This one, Thorin Leading the Way, and Gloin's Locket have become favorites because of how the inking all turned out. Best Wishes! :D
luvondarox Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
I think Bombur was such an understated character in the movies. Granted, he didn't have much in the way of lines, so it made it difficult to develop as close a bond with him, but I adore him nevertheless.
cfgriffith Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know. :( I guess with soooo many characters, it was hard to give most of them even a little screen time spotlight. I think that's why I love all the extra features and behind-the-scenes things too. I also adore the friendship the actors had... it must have been such an amazing thing to go through together. You could tell they all bonded so closely... it added so much to their characters and details, even if it seemed like they barely had much attention in the films themselves.
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