Dwarven Inspiration and Concepts


I haven’t added any materials yet


Sorry, they’re not very visible, but they’re Moria arch concepts made for the movies:

Also made for the movies: A more ‘raw’ build Second hall:



I was thinking shouldn’t there a some kind of religious space dedicated to mahal (Aule) in the mines?


Maybe Thorin’s Halls but not the smaller ones.


Lots of pictures
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4


You should definitely copy a few of these for Thorin’s Halls!




Some time ago I played The Last Guardian on PS4, an awesome game. The atmosphere is beautiful and the building styles are nice to use as reference for Dwarven buildings or ruins. If you can (and like puzzle games) you should play it.

Or you can watch a walkthrough, here is a nice one with commentary: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9wpzJw8GKy7gjkMIh2vJVcveo5n3s8sI

Some sketches




Link to wikipedia article



Imagine the tree being stone



According to this, each maried Dwarf’s family (with the eventual exception of noble families) should be quite big, with at least 5 children.


From @Glov’s plot on Darwin Reforged - would love this effect in Moria




sorry guys. here is a clickable link https://twitter.com/archpics/status/995890961397018624


Kinda technically dwarven, thought it could be good inspiration for orc-held cities like Mount Gundabad and Moria.