|27 Mar 2008|| Bojana Dimitrovski|
I also like the female in the foreground...would like to see some more dwarf studies by you! Michael A Rasmussen
replies: "Thank you, Bojana! I’ll admit I do have a slight problem drawing people up close--something I’m working on. I do indeed plan to do some more dwarves! ^_^ I have some dragons and elves and humans, too, but I have to fix my scanner before I can put them up here."
|23 Jun 2008|| Jermaine joseph|
The cavern into the mountain side, and the rune careed door are really quite good. So are the trees. I’d like to know what exactly is inside the mountain, and why there are so many warriors. All in all it is an interesting picture with some intriguing attention to detail. Impressive, although some more shading wouldn’t go amiss, but then that’s just my opinion, you’re the artist. Michael A Rasmussen
replies: "There’s not much shading because originally I wasn’t sure if I was going to color it or not--still not sure.
Well let’s see... I think what’s going on is that the dwarves were returning to their home anyway, and the human was in the wrong place at the wrong time, trespassing. He’s part of a group of humans who are not friendly with these dwarves, so they captured him and are probably going to interrogate the poor fellow--maybe even convert him into a spy. ^_^
Inside the mountain is, possibly, a large cavern extending downward, with main roads that circle the walls of the cavern and several levels leading to different parts of the city.
Thank you so much for the detailed comment! I’d love to see some of your own work if you have any. =)"
|8 Jul 2008|| C Luthien Mabbott|
I just like the situations the captive is in, it is a great picture for an ADDOS mind like mine. (Attention Deficit Disorde... Ooooo!, Shiny!) Michael A Rasmussen
replies: "Aww I’m so glad it captures your attention! xD Means a lot to me; thank you so much. ^_^"
|13 Jul 2008|| Paula Friederike Dieck|
This is quite cool! I’d love to see it coloured, but it’s nice the way it is, as well. Just LOVE that chasm-wire-thingie, it’s a really near idea! Keep going! Michael A Rasmussen
replies: "Yeah, I’m not sure what they’re made of. I suppose it could be rope, but now that some of you are mentioning "cable" and "wire," I suppose that might work, too. Yay for commentors! xD
I thought of the ropewirecablethingy in the first place because I wanted a way that pretty much only dwarves would dare use to get across to their city. And if other people do use it, it’s the only entrance and can be easily guarded and/or sabotaged. (of course, it works both ways, too.)
Thank you for the comment, Paula! ^_^"
|26 Aug 2008|| Tobyana Emakamo Sprite|
You have a very interesting style for the landscape that I realy realy like. And this has nice detail too. I would love to see this colored. Michael A Rasmussen
replies: "Thank you so much, Evallynne! I may just color it someday. It’s just that it seems such a daunting prospect. We’ll just have to see. A lot of people are clamoring for me to color this, so I probably won’t be able to hold out forever. xD"
|15 Nov 2010|| Jamie Kelm|
Again! Wonderful detail. Even if you have difficulty drawing people up close, the drawing is so busy with so much going on , that I didn`t really notice the people or thier faces that much! It was a nice effect! Michael A Rasmussen
replies: "Thank you, Jamie! I’m glad I captured that effect. Beyond showing how these dwarves are coordinated and numerous, I guess the other reason there is so much going on is that I wanted to display these people in several different actions and angles at once. ^_^"
|26 Apr 2011|| F u ck you!!!|
this is a TOTAL KNOCKOFF of LOTR you fu ck ing as shole Michael A Rasmussen
replies: "Wow. You know, I think I’ll leave this up, just for fun.
If I were to take you seriously, I’d say that everything is a knockoff of Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Tolkien is nothing less than the father of the fantasy genre; similarities are inescapable and just about inevitable.
That said, Our Dwarves Are Different. ^_^ For one thing, mine don’t have so much of an emphasis on beards, and, you’ll notice, the females are most definitely distinguishable from the males. In fact, we don’t even SEE a female dwarf in any of Tolkien’s writings.
I’m not going to be completely opposite of Tolkien’s dwarves Just To Be Different. That’s exactly the same thing as using Tolkien’s dwarves: it’s basing your creations on the clichés that already exist.
Do your own thing. If you got inspired by Tolkien on the way to creating your own stuff, huzzah for you. So did every other fantasy author in existence. If yours happens to resemble Tolkien’s stuff, well, not many people are going to be surprised. Half of them expect it.
So yeah, I think I’ve made my point. Come back and curse at me some more. It’ll be humorous. It might even go viral and get attention to my work. So, thanks in advance. ^_^"