Noooo, not that scene again, I can't take it anymore When I saw the lineart I didn't think it was Thorin's death scene - I thought it was just Bilbo comforting him for some reason. Then I clicked on this one and the first thing I noticed was how pale Thorin looks and I thought... NOOO, not the Battle of the Five Armies, I'm going to cry again !
Anyway, this is a gorgeous piece, I love it ! I don't ship Bilbo/Thorin at all and I don't like the idea of a romance between them, but your artwork can be interpreted either as slash or as canon, so I like it very much. The colours are beautiful and their expressions... Aaaaw, too many feels. The last movie is going to kill me. Literally.
Oh my god, same here ! I'll go see the movie with a huge pack of Kleenex and some Valium, and I'll have an ambulance waiting for me outside the theater so they can just drag the pathetic sobbing mess I'll be out of there. (Oh, and I agree, I'll need to write my will too. Not sure I'll survive this bloodbath.)
I'm glad you're only half a shipper - or at least an open-minded shipper. I don't mind people shipping Thorin/Bilbo or anyone else, but I hate it when they're trying to convince me they're right and I'm the one who didn't quite get it ("Come on, Thorin hugged Bilbo at the end of the movie, isn't it painfully OBVIOUS they're in love ?" Huh... Nope. I believe that's called friendship, and a manly hug seems a very natural reaction considering Bilbo just saved Thorin's life.) As far as I'm concerned, I will always like canon best, especially in Tolkien's works but also in other fandoms. I've never shipped a non-canon couple in my life.