Hobbit: Hair is Everything

Ok, picture this, dwarven hair is very tough and doesn’t fall out like it does with other races, with one notable exemption.

When a dwarf is dying their hair will shed slightly. Not enough that they’ll be bald by the time a pass into the halls of their forefathers, but enough to be noticeable. In fact, many dwarves find out their dying slowly by the hair in their brush.

So the whole point of this is that when Bilbo stays in Erebor, one of the dwarves find his brush, and the hair left behind in it.

Of course this sets all the dwarves into a frenzy and then some morning while a clueless Bilbo tries to understand what is upsetting his dwarves. He better find out soon,he doesn’t think he can survive another back breaking hug nor another bout of spontaneous crying when he walks into a room.

Bomfur, Determamfidd’s OC of Bombur and Bofur’s father. I don’t like his expression. But my previous image of the whole family captured his personality a bit more.

This was me experimenting with my iPad app again. I’m getting better, slowly. I’m waiting on a firmware update so that my stylus works properly with the iPad Air…which might be a long time. But it’s not half bad right now.

Next up will be a portrait of Genna, Bomfur’s lovely wife.

After that, maybe some actual illustrations of Sansukh, to keep me busy until the next update! ^_^

#787 I am tending to Bifur, help him wash and dress ect. and in return he braided my hair, and never leaving my side, he was very protective and would go in wood-carving and toymaking contest with Bofur to win my affection, in the end I got both and Bombur became my awesome brother-in-law.

“…Their eldest daughter, the famous musician Barís, was dressed in the traditional finery of a master performer, her sleeves and hair sweeping the floor and her eyes shaded by a low circlet of bright aquamarines. They were also threaded through her beard along with tinkling silver bells that rang as she spoke or sang.”

(Please full view, I don’t know why it’s being slightly fuzzy on the dash)

Yay, more dwarf ladies!  I love Barís Crystaltongue a lot (I get the feeling this is a popular opinion ;p) and I always thought the description of her traditional performer’s ornamentation was really pretty.  This is definitely not chapter 37- I’m thinking a much happier song, maybe at a festival or something.

Barís has the complexion and hair of her mother Alrís, but in features takes after her uncle Bofur and grandfather Bomfur more than her father, which was the subject of much good-natured teasing as she grew up (luckily the next few looked much more like their dad XD).

Also I’m gonna say that I really hope she gets her lady >.> I hate seeing her pine and be sad

Baris belongs to the lovely determamfidd as usual, from her fanfic Sansûkh

Healing Hearts - The Journey

read it on the AO3 at

by Lithuen

The Quest for Erebor is at hand, and a hobbit is exactly what fourteen dwarves need to make their company complete.

Words: 1525, Chapters: 1/44, Language: English

Series: Part 2 of Healing Hearts

read it on the AO3 at