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My Little Brother by Maelstromarts My Little Brother by Maelstromarts
Father of Fili & Kili, baby Kili and little Fili
Character copyright : J.R.R.Tolkien

Little Fili has met baby Kili with their father.
The character of their father (husband of Dis, brother in law of Thorin & Frerin) is just my own imagination.
My Twitter friend and me named him "Reginn", that's name from a poem of The Old Edda which our professor has used as a source of Dwarves' name!
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morwen09 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Student Writer
I like your interpretation of Dis's husband and the name you chose for him.  :D
lilis-gallery Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oowww this is adorable ! :love: I love how much the dad looks like Fíli (blond hair, braidstache and all), but has Kíli's nose... His two sons really do look like their father ! And the kids are too cute... Gorgeous artwork, we don't see Dís's husband often enough ! :+fav:
Maelstromarts Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dear Lili,
Thank you for a nice comment!
I'm very glad to know that you noticed dad's hair and braid style looks like Fili, but his nose looks like Kili's.
Me and my Tolkien fan friend have talked about this issue as a fan talk. The result was; Fili's face came from Durin's line (from Dis and Thorin), but Kili's face came from his father (in this picture).
But Kili's black hair is Durin's one, so we thought their father has blond hair.
Then, here's their dad has Kili's face, with Fili's hair! :)
Ktz25xXxhazel Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A beautiful style, but theres something about the father's face that seems kind of effeminate... the eyes, perhaps? At first I honestly thought it was a very different take on Dis... regardless, I love how you colored this and your line work. Keep up the good work!
Maelstromarts Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dear Ktz25xXxhazel,
Thank you for an impressive comment.
I think there's some tenderness on father's eyes, because h is looking the first encounter of his lovely child and baby. So you would feel it as a kind of effeminate.
I'm glad to hear that you love this piece. Actually, I've done this piece by fully digital method with Painter 12. I've painted the color with half-opaque brush on the line drawing. :)
jewelsbyers Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Adorable. I love the expression on their father's face, a beautiful mixture of pride and love.
Maelstromarts Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dear Juliana
Thank you for a nice comment!!
I've figured their father's face with my own imagination only, so I'm very glad that you felt such feeling from his face.
I wanted to put some affections to Fili and Kili through his father's portrait. :)
Goldie4224 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
this is so cute :)
Maelstromarts Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dear Goldie
Thank you for a comment! I'm glad to hear you. :)
Grishhak Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This really beautiful :)
Maelstromarts Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dear Grishhâk
Thank you for a comment!
I love your ID photo at your page!! I think You're truly Hobbit fan. :)
Grishhak Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)

Well, let's say I'm a true Tolkien fan, the Hobbit just happened acidentally XD
Axcido Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so tender, that beautiful scene, GREAT design of Fili and Kili's dad, I love your lineart back ^^
Maelstromarts Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dear Rafaela
Thank you for the first comment!
I think I've done well for designing of Fili & Kili's dad.
I've been calling him as "Nali", that name have taken from a poem of The Poetic Edda. Also Tolkien has taken Dwarven names from that. :)
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