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Beorn, the Skinchanger by Leone-art Beorn, the Skinchanger by Leone-art
Beorn appears in “The Hobbit”: a man who could assume the appearance of a great black bear. He's described by Tolkien as very big, tall and strong. Beorn's design was tricky... He has to be menacing but somehow friendly... his savage side must be visible. When he's using his in human form, he's keeping himself calm but his strength is always ready to explode. Visually he should have some "angles" to suggest his ferocity, but a bear head is full of circle lines. The shape of his hair and beard must suggest the shape of a bear's head. His Irises are depicted with an intense orange hue, the same we find in wild animals. His pose hints his strength and his caution toward the viewer.
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TeranMingOgilthorpe Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please don't get me wrong, this is amazing and it is much better than I could do, but I notice everyone forgets that Beorn does have bushy eyebrows.
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Leone-art Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I'll see to that in a future repaint.
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TeranMingOgilthorpe Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay :)
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peet Featured By Owner Edited Aug 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Really wonderful technique - he looks a little like the British actor David Morrissey - was he by any chance based on him?
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Leone-art Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hello peet,
no, the design isn't based on a particular person. I've started working on the actual actor chosen by PJ for the role, but after several sketches I wasn't satisfied with the overall design. Then I've began throwing in several photos of wrestlers and "strong man" competitors. From this mix emerged a new face which I've modeled to the final Beorn.
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peet Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah I see :-) - well, what do you think though? static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/O…
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noahcat Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Looks like Kurt Russel to me.
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Jeff Bridges as Beorn... I love it.
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Leone-art Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Holy c*... you're right! 
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HAHA! But in the best way possible! You're art is gorgeous, man - keep it up.
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