This is a tribute to Dwalin, one of the dwarves who share Bilbo Baggins’ journey in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. In Peter Jackson’s trilogy, this rude dwarf is portrayed by Graham McTavish.
This is the statement the studio released about Dwalin in the upcoming trilogy:
“Renowned as a great Warrior, Dwalin speaks his mind plainly and is not one to suffer fools lightly. Fiercely loyal, he was Thorin Oakenshield’s staunchest supporter with an unshakeable belief in his friend’s leadership. A powerful and bruising fighter, Dwalin has a natural tendency to distrust anyone who is not a Dwarf and is particularly suspicious of Elves. Proud, brave and one of the tallest of the Dwarves, Dwalin will bow to none but those who have earned his respect.”
This is one of my first experiments with Painter, so please be merciful!