Friday, July 14, 2017

Dwarven Tome Fragment

Paper and parchment burns.  Stone?  Stone is forever.  Dayne Hodson returns to our pages with this wonderfully creative Dwarven tome fragment.


4 comments:

gndn said...

Nice! Really excellent sculpting and paint job on this.

bea said...

This guys really good.

bea said...

I mean it's not often you can "flesh out" and innovate a race as old and "pounded into a mold" as Dwarves. I'd say the details of his work, like the "work stone" as a "receipt" are probably the best detailing of daily life customs and seeming trivialities (which ALWAYS the most interesting points) of a race since LOTR.

Raven said...

Interesting. To avoid what you, Props, have called the Curse of Futhark, i.e. the 24-rune older Germanic rune-set, or even the larger Anglo-Saxon Futhorc, the artist here has extended the range somewhat... including some runes historically known as e.g. bindrunes (combined letters) or symbols, entirely consistent with human historical usage... and a sort-of-fish-like sign that looks remarkably like one in another "rune-like" script, Old Turkic's Orkhon em, #68642 (𐰢 if your fonts will display it)... which would have opened the door to a variety of other different signs that, however, weren't used... now, that puzzles me.