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Wolve'rune (No Helmet) by NateHallinanArt Wolve'rune (No Helmet) by NateHallinanArt
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Version with helmet here.

Loghand isn't just another grouchy dwarf, unlike other dwarves he has the ability to heal quickly. He earned his surname Wolve'rüne with his fierce temperament and his odd ability to return from battles unscathed. The name roughly translates from dwarvish as the 'The Stone Wolf.' Stone and earth being long lasting and enduring, while wolves being ferocious ill tempered beasts; thus the name Wolve'rüne.

Wolve'rüne's past is a mystery for he doesn't even remember it. His earliest memory was being dug out from a cave-in by his dwarf clan. Emerging with no injuries and having a suspiciously long life, the dwarves feared he was either cursed or meddling in the dark arts. Due to strict dwarven law against dark magic he was severely judged and exiled. Refusing to speak to him in any manner, they mercifully only told him his name.

Dwarves have been known to modify their bodies for battle. Their thick bones are large enough to drill into and attach metal objects like spikes into knuckle bones for a fierce punch. Wolve'rüne's modifications are by far the most extensive anyone has ever seen. Adamithrilium, a very rare and durable metal, covers his skeleton and make up the retractable claws in his hands.

(Personal notes) Making Wolverine a dwarf just seemed so fitting especially with his famous demeanor and already being short in the comics. In fact, he was the first character I thought of and it inspired the rest of the series. Yes, his name is ridiculous but Dwarves often have such literal or obscure names. His crazy hair and costume also plays well to popular dwarf iconography. Since he doesn't have much need for armor, I designed what little he does wear to be more offensive in nature.

Read more about The Order of X here.…

Check out the character development of him here.

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ouellet Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
My god! Some one should write a fanfiction about your "Order of X"! It would be great!
mzclark Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
a dwarf!!! I LOVE IT. It totally fits him too!! YOu've got great ideas. I hope you get this published.
rajasegar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
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RandomSketchGeek247 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
The extra hair round the top is a great way to round it all off :)
Wolvengra Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful piece of artwork, love the detail in every inch of this picture, but I'm an ever bigger fan of the stitch work in the clothing.
DragonGuy42 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
While the helmet version looks pretty awesome, I just can't visualize Wolverine without that hairdo.

By all accounts, that hair *should* look absurd.  But, no.  He wears it with style and attitude.
Make fun of the hair.  I dare you.

And on a side note, how does he regenerate his hair when he gets seriously hurt?
Does it magically stop growing at the same length, or does he go hairless for a while?
If his hair can regenerate that fast, how does he ever stop shaving?

NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Those are all questions probably best left to some Wolverine wikipedia.
SketchyBailey Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In "Wolverine and the Black Cat - Claws" (spoilers) his hair gets burned off and only slowly grows back out. Not at a rate non-mutants would call normal; but still much slower than his flesh heals!

Also, lovely picture! I prefer the one with the helmet, though. Mainly because his head suddenly seems a bit too large without it.
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice! I think I like this version more than the other.
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, interesting.
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