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Wolve'rune - The Order of X by NateHallinanArt Wolve'rune - The Order of X by NateHallinanArt
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Version without 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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artildawn Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
I like the concept... I might even have to take a shot at it.  Well done.
barbarossarotbart Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
You are not the only one making the fantasy version of Wolverine a dwarf.
blood41diamond Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
dragonborn + wolverine
Celebandune Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Amazing Art!
This could be an amazing Dungeons&Dragons character! Like all the others in the series as well!
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Feel free to use them, I know a lot of other people are doing it. :)
Celebandune Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Thanks, if I do I'll let you know! Quite likely I will! =)
guardianoffire Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
That helmet works better than the costume he wears in 616. The costume is so dumb. Good stuff, man!
guilleelbardo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist
This is fantastic!
Really amazing.
Can I ask a question? what image size do you work with to get this level of detail?
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I painted it at about 2x larger than what the download image is. 
Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Thorin: wanna join my group?
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