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So...the other night I did something rare...I just sat down and started drawing something TOTALLY random with no plan or goal in mind whatsoever...and ended up with this. Sort of a anatomical study of female dwarves, specifically representing the various dwarf sub-races in my fantasy world of Mytheroptera.

This was inspired by many conversations with a good friend :iconjutsfortehlulz: who shares my strange fascination with female dwarves...wish I could explain what it was all about really...I think :iconlavioletta: put it best:

"They're soft and short... they have such grab-able curves and gentle features... they're both inviting yet sturdy. They seem like you could have tons of fun with them without having to worry about breaking them. They're, put shortly (HA!), enticingly hewn!"

And so you're not asking details on each one...here's some abbreviated synopsis' of each one (the fully detailed rundown for each one would be WAY too long to post here XD)

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The Map is referenced in this one as well if you'd like to refer to it: [link]

Common Dwarf: (known as Mountain Dwarves to the other sub races) Dwarves are short, stocky humanoids with a proud history and stubborn attitude. Despite their size (around 3½ to 4 ½ feet tall), they are usually quite muscular, with barrel chests, proportionally larger hands for grasping tools and larger feet to displace their weight and low center of gravity. All male Dwarves grow beards which are a great symbol of pride and manhood in their culture. They are renowned the world over for being skilled blacksmiths and craftsman, producing some of the finest metal and stone work in the land. Despite their somewhat antisocial natures, they follow a strict honor code. They may respect you even if they don’t like you. Dwarf warriors are solid and fierce, preferring polearm weapons such as axes, war hammers or halberds to compensate for their size. Dwarves are also one of the few civilized species who live in the Underworld among the Goblinoids and centuries of confrontations with them have made them specialists in their disposal.

Arctic Dwarf: Hailing from the frozen wastelands beyond the mountains in the far north, they are among the most durable fae in existence. Arctic dwarves appear as regular dwarves do, only with dark brown skin and blue hair. The similarities between them and there relatives end right there. Arctic Dwarves live in small village groupings that are out in the open; nearly all other dwarf dwellings being within caves, mountainsides and underground. Also paradoxically, they are a fishing and hunting community that produces no works of craftsmanship and metal working outside of simple tools and goods used in their daily lives. They are a surprisingly laid back people, always with a pleasant demeanor and willingness to help others. However they are not to be taken lightly; all dwarves are notoriously fierce warriors.

Hill Dwarves: Early Dwarf history was filled with a great deal of xenophobia and distrust of others beyond their mountain strongholds. At some point however it was decided that they would begin to reach out and create relations with other surface dwelling fae by setting up small colonies on the hilly landscape of the northern Seelie countryside and certain areas of the Neutral territory. Physically they resemble common Dwarves but slightly taller (around 4 1/2 to 5 feet) and slightly more slender from a lifestyle unencumbered by the tight spaces accustomed with underground life. They're also not surprisingly a bit more social as more or less ambassadors between Dwarven kind and the rest of Fae society.

Red Dwarf: At some point in early Dwarf history, the males of a particular mountain village all went away to war leaving the women at the homestead. This particular civilization horribly oppressed their females, treating them as little more than slaves and concubines only to serve the men obediently. In their absence, the seed of rebellion became planted in their hearts by a charismatic den mother who was wife to the abusive village leader. When the men returned, the women had all vanished. Also known as “Wild Dwarves” or “Amazon Dwarves”, the Red Dwarves are an all female civilization of empowered female warriors who fled to the “safety” of the Neutral Zone to establish their own way of life far away from their oppressive male counterparts. Over 90% of their ranks are female dwarves but any liberated females who believe in their ideals are welcomed in their ranks, even Deep Dwarves. Due to their variety in breeding stock, the Dwarf females can appear anywhere from 3 to 5 feet tall and of various builds but always fit and well toned. They live a barbarian culture, traveling across the Neutral Territory in large hunting parties riding atop Dire Boars, hunting, gathering and even robbing other travelers they come across (males only). While most choose a lesbian lifestyle, in order to mate and reproduce they raid the settlements of other Earth Fae such as Dwarves, Gnomes and Halflings; capturing the most virile males to bring back as sex slaves. They dress in simple skins and furs with scant traces of armor but all clothing is minimal however, them believing shame in their bodies to be a male perpetuated ideal forced upon them. The only group they resent more than their former male dominated culture is slave traders and they will always attack any they come across on sight and liberate their captives (the only situation where they might help a male).

Gold Dwarf: A few centuries in the past, dwarves were brought down to the southern desert lands by slave traders. In time they gradually managed to buy their freedom and utilized their inherent knowledge of engineering and mining to create a livelihood locating and digging for water. Over the next few generations they amassed great riches controlling such a vital commodity in the burning lands but also began to lose their sense of honor or morals, succumbing to a much more shallow existence fixated on monetary gain and material possession. Most other dwarves respect and even admire their superior business sense and finely crafted wares of gold and jewels but pity their total lack of dignity as a whole, even going so far as to hypocritically engage in slave trade themselves or even using their own women in high class escort services.

Deep Dwarf: The highly military Deep Dwarves are seldom seen in the light of day but few forget the damage they cause. Deep Dwarves are among the most powerful beings in the Underworld having harnessed a level of power over steam and technology nearly rival to the Gnomes. Their skin tones range from cobalt black to grey making their skin look like stone and their hair and beards are fiery red or yellow which becomes a stark white with age. There is rumor of some connection to the Children of Gob, possibly through crossbreeding between Goblinoids since some males have been known to be born with Orc-like teeth structure, including the protruding lower canines. Like their cousins, they too are skilled craftsman, but whose endeavors are geared more towards conquering surrounding lands with their armies of steel and lethal armaments. It is fortunate that they are few in number. Years of broken alliances and violated treaties have made real Dwarves their major enemy, who see them as a perversion of their proud people. It is also fortunate that with their fierce patriotic dedication and fear of outsiders, they will not ally with any other species including those of the Unseelie Court. The Unseelie would love to get their hands on the Black Dwarves’ advanced technology. Sadly this paranoia also bleeds into relations among their own kind, always suspicious that their neighbors or superiors may be plotting against them.
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NODOGAN Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
we don't have enough female dwarf art and the bio was very fun to read, thought ma only question would be why the artic dwarf's hair is blue? other than that they all look pretty!
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CheshireCaterling Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
That was a totally random idea I came up with to make them more unique when compared to the other Dwarf races...when it come to a fantasy setting, you have more freedom as far as racial traits are concerned. Thanks for the kind words though and yes I agree there is a serious lacking in female dwarf art out there. I LOVE dwarf girls :D
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really really nice work, great designs and nice back story for each of them!
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GogglesPaisano Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
I concur with your thoughts on dwarves.
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Phaedeaux Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Adorable born-to-hug teddy bear ladies! I'd have expected the arctic Dwarf to be pale, but maybe their migration into the far north is too recent for dark skin to have been selected out.  BTW, thanx for not following Tolkien on body hair.  My libido says that women should not have beards.
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DracoScatchmore Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... i didn't expect it but i very like the Red Dwarf :D
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C-blaze21 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Nice.
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Engle78 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
The Hill Dwarf is the hottest although I've never seen a dwarf with blonde hair. Lmfao.
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Damodred666 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
XD Sweet! How sexy hose chubby and cuddly women can be! Good work ^-^
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Saltwater-Silicon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
This is the kind of art the Internet needs more of.
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KnightRider2k Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
These girls are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Love the way they're posed :)

(D'you think they are all worthy of tickle torture? ;) hehe)
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Nice.
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LarienTelemnar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank-you for not giving them beards! It really winds me up when people do that. There really pretty, I love it.
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WerewolfThorn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
They are all totaly cute.
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steelsmiter Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
hello I was wondering if I could use the common dwarf and hill dwarf from this picture for a supplement on pathfinder that I'm working on?
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CheshireCaterling Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
How exactly do you mean "use"?
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steelsmiter Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Display... see, I included in my supplement called "Pathfinder Vices" different guidelines for their measurements and so forth, the intention is to reflect that there are two schools of thought on dwarves.

1) Dwarves a la Terry Pratchett, where discerning gender is part of the courtship and

2) your magnificent examples.
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CheshireCaterling Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Alrighty...just be sure to cite me as the source and send me a link when its done :D
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steelsmiter Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
I won't put it on line, only close personal friends and contributors will get copies. for example I'm in cahoots with the creator of the d20 Book of Unlawful Carnal Knowledge... since it's d20 compliant, I'd like to know exactly how you'll want to be cited on the copyrights notice as per rule 15 of the OGL 1.0a.
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CheshireCaterling Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Oh wait this is a legitimate OGL book?...you making a profit off of this?
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steelsmiter Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
no in d20 roleplaying games they have this legal stuff called open gaming license that basically says that you can write whatever you want, but cite your sources. I have been reading over it though and I actually think I'll get better use for it by making a generic setting that doesn't have any actual game specific material, and as a result doesn't require the open gaming license. of course I'll still cite you, which is why I asked for the specific citation you wanted to use. I actually was inspired to create a cover for a dwarven magazine using blondie, and a seperate race using the red dwarf (I'm calling them "rune dwarves") I'm going to double check with paizo.com and ask if they'd try to get profit from it because if they would, I'd just use it for a generic supplement and take all the rules out of it.
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CheshireCaterling Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
The fact that I used "OGL" in my last reply shows I am very aware of what the Open Gaming License is all about; I'm an avid roleplayer myself.

However sorry but I don't feel comfortable letting someone else use my art in this way...I hope you understand.
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steelsmiter Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
also doing it for other races, like showing examples of where half elves in games tend to have a large percentage more mass devoted to breasts than regular elves, that sort of thing.
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ArmenDangerous Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to live in a world of naked dwarves! ;)
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ars189zre Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Common, Hill, Gold the best ;D
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mdu-ntr Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Awesome! Thank you so much for posting this. I really love the info you put with it too. You don't see much about female drawves and it's a great anatomical reference.
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leftfootof Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
I'm working on a novel and about to write a sex scene featuring dwarves. I've never read one of those before, as far as I can tell, no one has ever published one. Thanks for drawing this...it gives me hope that it won't be disgusting.
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Shaunaniguns Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I concur sir.
Also, great job!
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Paul-Lucas Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Great work!

Might I suggest submitting this to the group Little Lovelies?

[link]
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Acks123 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Che chichudas
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JakFudo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ew
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CheshireCaterling Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Ew?
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JakFudo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ew
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CheshireCaterling Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Care to elaborate?
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JakFudo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dont want to, it will cause an argument
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BisexualMarshMallow Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Lol I love how you don't have the balls to even tell the guy why you dislike his art.

Really now. It's just silly. <3
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JakFudo Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dont have the balls? Of course I could always get into a heated debate about why he he gets a hard on for dwarf women that are tubby and fat and short and butt naked. But we dun want an argument now do we? Not to mention the paragraph long explanations of these "elves" that are just sitting around bucket naked. BECAUSE DEY IS SO REEL RIGHT!?
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CheshireCaterling Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Funny part is if you HAD just explained why it was you didn't like this, I wouldn't have had any issue since I always support everyone's right to free speech...I'd prefer a good debate as well; I also respect peoples argumentative abilities XD

However making the comment with no rhyme or reason, no explanation and then flat our refusing to explain yourself is just plain sad and is a testament to your lack of conviction or ability to back up your criticism.

Who the hell are you to judge me for what I may or may not be into? This was meant as an anatomical study which are normally done with all nude models. And by the way saying "tubby and fat" is redundant and what the hell is "bucket naked?" XD

There are thousands of deviations on this page to keep yourself occupied...if you don't like something you come across, just move the fuck along alright man?

I, nor anyone else can force you to look at their stuff...show some god damned common sense and get a clue.
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BisexualMarshMallow Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
;)Then why bother coming on here and looking at it? Web browsers have back-buttons for a reason. ;D

The fact that you just assume that he just 'gets a hard on' from dwarf women says a lot more about you then it does about him.

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CheshireCaterling Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Then don't just post on someones page "Ew" with no explanation...chances are 9 times out of 10 the other person WILL question you about it.

If you don't like what you see then just move on...
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WelderFace Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is too awesome for words, I'm especially impressed with all the information on the different sub-races, it made for good reading ^^
Also, the deep dwarf has the CUTEST little pouty expression ever =)
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freak4jesus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I got a friend that is working on a fantasy game, using your pic and notes as reference, is that ok? we won't be using everything exactly as is, just asa reference for our own work. Want to make sure it's ok with you before I use it
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CheshireCaterling Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
As long as its only for reference and not ripping it off completely than yeah sure. The different subraces are part of an actual series I'm working on right now...
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freak4jesus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
yea, we're using sources from World of Warcraft and Dungeons and Dragons too, this was just something really awesome for dwarves
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CheshireCaterling Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Just as long as you aren't doing that Tolkien-esque "female dwarves with beards" thing...that always bugged me :P
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freak4jesus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
It's up to my friend, but at least that's original XD
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Solettico Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Such a lovely variety. I simply adore the unique colour schemes applied to them all! The arctic and deep dwarf have to be my personal favorite. One more variety, and we could have a whole set of seven dwarves!
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Malcolmd Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Your varieties of dwarves are certainly cute. :) I think that you did a great job in imagining their proportions.
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ScaryDairy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Oh man, this picture could spark a giant nerd debate on if female dwarves have beards or not..
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CheshireCaterling Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Bring on the haters...considering the source material that all the fantasy mythos was based on (traditional folktales, legends and mythology) is all so vague and differs from culture to culture, really any variation can be argued as being valid.
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