What can I say? I simply could not resist. Today is Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, first celebrated in the U.S. NOT in New Orleans—but right here in Alabama, in our port city of Mobile. Mobile, like NO, has a number of organizations called krewes who participate in parades, parties and balls during the carnival season. My older sisters used to march with our high school band in Mardi Gras parades in Mobile every year.Those on the parade floats throw items to parade goers–beads being the most common, but souvenir coins and, here in Alabama, Moon Pies are among the goodies also tossed. Many smaller communities across the Gulf Coast also hold some type of Mardi Gras celebration. Here are a couple of links to learn more:
Fernanda Matias shared a link to this video by FashionARTventures at YouTube. The artist gives us a tutorial featuring her detailed illustration of Thorin, from his vambraces (arm bracers), coat and tunic to his luxurious mane of hair. I think she captures a good likeness of RA as Thorin here, and I also like that it’s all done freehand–no digital wizardry. Definitely worth a look! And thanks for sharing, Fernanda!
With the recent photos of RA’s growing Mullet of Magnificence, thoughts turn to Thorin’s long and flowing tresses, the sort of hair many a female would envy (and many long to run their dainty little fingers through, to braid and unbraid . . . *sigh*) Yes, ’tis a wig, but RA works that marvelous mane, baby and makes it, like the character, his own.
There’s nothing like Thorin and his . . . HAIR. Hallelujah, I adore it!
(all photo edits are by fedoralady. Please credit if posting elsewhere. Thank you!)
Or slightly less now. ;) Snaffled from FB and Thorin of Erebor. Not that we are eager to see more of Thorin or anything . . . oh, here’s more of Thorin, by the way! ;) This stunning artwork by an unknown talent. If you recognize it and know who the artist is, please share!
Oooh, he’s all pensive and angsty and gawh-gus!
“Oh, you are so beautiful with you’re all wide-eyed and windblown and regal, my king . . .”
Yes, I am. Saying, “Don’t be a stranger, oh, majestic one . . . stop by and see me some time.”
“Well, if that is how you insist on dressing–err-NOT dressing, I can handle it, dearest Thorin.”
Happy Thorin Thursday! :D
Oh, Thorin. What a gorgeous creature you are, even tousled and tangled and worn by your misadventures. In fact, it all makes you that much more appealing, you sexy beast!
The latest Weta Workshop Chronicles book is now available to pre-order at Amazon. I have the first two and I LOVE them. Worth every penny.
Ah, those two old friends, Dwalin and Thorin. They fight together–and stick out their tongues at each other in rehearsals . . . cheeky RA.
Can’t wait to see this scene in the film!! Wet, roaring, raging Thorin–in a barrel. Yes.
More GIFs. Hope they work OK for you.
What can I say? Better a bit late than never. It has been that kind of a day . . .
Don’t mess with the Thorin. Really, I don’t recommend it.
But gosh, he is beautiful. One can understand certain fantasies about him that mischievous sprites at Wikipedia have implied . . . ;) Ah, kingly, imperious, volatile, angsty, alpha Thorin . . . who would have thought an almost 200-year-old hirsute dwarf could punch us so hard in the solar plexus?
Wet, raging Thorin always stirs that sexy imagination of mine . . .
And boy, does this photo still do it for me! *thud*
And the mane . . . the dwarf’s, I mean, not the horse’s. Although hers is very nice, too. And they could always toss them in tandem, right??
. . . if you loved the edit (which apparently he/she did NOT do) or immersing yourself in the full splendor of this artwork, which we have displayed here before. I was misinformed on FB as to the actual artist’s identity, an honest mistake in my case, as I certainly was not taking credit for this amazing piece of fanart. ;) Also FYI while I have a tumblr account, everything posted there goes directly there from here. Still haven’t figured out how to navigate the darned thing. So I am never actually “there.”
Here is Yanagoya’s artwork, as I said, apparently edited by someone else. I have to say this edit still has amazing power and intensity. Really brings focus to the eyes.
And here is the magnificent original:
Enjoy! Again, I apologize for any confusion or misinformation concerning the identity of the artist. Looking forward to more!
FYI Yanagoya is, as I believed to be the case, also known as Aaorin at Deviant Art. Thank you, Guylty, for confirming that.
Aaorin of Deviant Art created this gorgeous piece of fanart. And yes, you’ve seen the artist’s stuff here before. ;) EDIT: I was misinformed as to identity of the artist, this is an unauthorized edit done of Yanagoya http://yanagoya.tumblr.com/post/41711190148/i-had-to-get-it-out-of-my-system-looking-at
See original (and stunning!) artwork at the tumblr site. I regret any confusion or inconvenience caused. Lots of talent here!!