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I have patience, I can wait - Thranduil (Lee Pace) by arthawk87 I have patience, I can wait - Thranduil (Lee Pace) by arthawk87
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Well, this didn't take long at all :o (Eek). Remind me not to do anything in pointillism for at least a couple of years!

It's my second drawing of Lee Pace as King Thranduil, one of my favourite characters in The Hobbit Trilogy. I was very excited about him having way more screen time (and some pretty awesome fighting scenes!) in the final film - lots of great stills and promo pics for me to draw. :D

I'm about 80% happy with how it turned out. I honestly don't know what I was thinking when I decided to do a whole piece in pointillism - again! -, using only a 0.1mm pen. It was ... well, let's say it was an experience. But not entirely unpleasant. I like his hair and some parts of the crown. Also, I'm happy I more or less managed to get his left eye right. I had problems doing that in my last pointillism piece, so yeah ...

Somebody told me I should leave the crown white, and as the background was already pretty dark I decided to do just that. In parts, anyway. And I kind of like the effect.

There are some mistakes regarding proportions and likeness, but overall I think he's recognizable as Thrandy (also, there's not much I can do now, seeing as it is all done in pen).

Hope you like it. Comments and critiques will be greatly appreciated. :-)

Size: 14.1 x 9.8 cm (download for a slightly bigger view)
Materials:
:bulletblack: Paper card
:bulletblack: HB mechanical pencil (0.5mm) for the underlying sketch
:bulletblack: 0.1 pigment liner from Staedtler
Reference picture: Screen shot from DOS

Here are four WIPs I made during the process (beware of ranting):
Thranduil WIPs - Pointillism by arthawk87

And my other two works of LP:
Thranduil - Lee Pace by arthawk87 The Fall - Lee Pace by arthawk87
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:iconmorgannic:
morgannic Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Can I post this on facebook on a Lee Pace group?
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:iconcjlutje:
cjlutje Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
Very Lovely! Unique style.  Heart 
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :cuddle:
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:iconcjlutje:
cjlutje Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
Nod You're welcome.
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:icontofu0004:
tofu0004 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW This is absolutly awesome! :love:
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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:iconbowlfreak:
BowlFreak Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015   Traditional Artist
i know it was painstaking, but u did a great job!!!!Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you! Yep, that it was, but I really love the feeling when something painstaking is finally finished. So worth it! :-)
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:iconkatkam96:
katkam96 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
master, teach me!
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:iconmanapi:
manapi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Patience - the keyword ;)
Outstanding job! :)
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015   Traditional Artist
Haha, yes exactly!!! Thanks so much! :-)
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:iconnilsonmonteiro:
nilsonmonteiro Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Simply AWESOME!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015   Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you! :cuddle:
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:iconadavesseth:
adavesseth Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... :O I admire your patience and courage. Pointillism looks so hard, yet so impressive. The white crown was a good idea, makes for some good contrast.
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you! Well, to be honest my patience was running thin towards the end, but I just had to finish it or it would have stayed unfinished forever.
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:iconartisticendeavours:
artisticendeavours Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg, congrats! it looks so good, was totally worth the time it took to complete! Clap Love 
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015   Traditional Artist
Aw thank you! :cuddle: I HAD to finish it, I couldn't stand having it around in this nearly-finished state anmore.
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artisticendeavours Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I had the motivation in me! It looks so good, I'm so proud of you! haha
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 1, 2015   Traditional Artist
Well, sometimes "motivation" is just kicking yourself in the butt really hard because the alternative is a lot worse. XD I'm sure you have that in you, too :D.
I'm just really happy it's finally done.
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artisticendeavours Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
true that! the threat of violence is always super motivating =P (Razz) 
i'm happy for you! it must be nice to not have the unfinished piece staring back at you all the time, omg

(sorry for super delayed responses, between uni, assignments, work and an ipad, i've barely been on the laptop at all, so my deviant-arting is very non existent at the moment, haha) 
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suvitvv Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Amazing!!! I admire your skills and patience! :D
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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:iconkingzimmy:
KingZimmy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Photographer
Very good!!! Love it so much <3
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :glomp:
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:iconmenkhar:
Menkhar Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing Clap I've never seen Thranduil in this style. You are great artistClap 
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot. Yeah, don't know what made me make a piece in pointillism in the first place, it's so damn time-consuming and tiresome that, as soon as I had started it, I regreted it. But thank you for your lovely comment, I really appreciate it! :cuddle:
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helena-L Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's done! :woohoo: You did it! And it looks absolutely wonderful. I never dared doing a portrait in pointillism because I fear I can't pull it off, but you my dear, have done it so perfectly! I see no problems regarding the likeness. It looks just like Lee and the eyes look stunning. Everything looks to have been done very gently and so precise. Very good, indeed. Well done :clap:
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   Traditional Artist
Yay it is done! I'm so happy I finally finished it, took me a really long time! If I remember correctly you have done this one piece in pointillism, the one with the lantern, for school? That turned out great, so I'm sure you would make a great pointillism portrait. :-) Well, I think there's something wrong with the nose-mouth-cheek-chin area, but I'm not sure what exactly. Oh well, nothing can be done now. XD Thank you for your lovely comment, dear! :cuddle:
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helena-L Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have done that lantern (and recently a bat too), but it doesn't compare to a portrait. A portrait is way harder to make in every way. 
But I get what you say. We make the drawings so we know where we went wrong, even if other can't see it. Indeed, what is done is done but this is absolutely amazing. Even if you could change anything I don't think you should. It looks perfect this way :aww: :hug:
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ihni Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
YOU FINISHED IT! :D :D :D

And oh, darling, it turned out great. I love how you left the crown white, I'm very much impressed with his hair (especially the top part) and my favourite thing about the whole drawing must be, for some reason, the light behind his ear ... I don't know why, but I like the feeling! There is something about his face that seems ... off, in some way. I think that maybe it's that he looks somewhat like a petulant child. He looks annoyed, and not in a 100% regal way. And I'm used to seeing him regal. But it's also a reminder that he CAN act like a petulat child, so ... it's not entirely unpleasant, either! :D

I loved the WIPs too, to see how you plan your pieces and where you start. I love how you add the background in a swirly way. I would never have thought of that, but it makes sense. May have to try that, if I ever am stupid enough to try pointillism again ...

I'm actually in awe of your skill and your patience, but you know this already.
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you! Yes, I finally finished it. I thought that if I don't finish it now, I never will. I'm not sure what exactly is off about his face ... might be the nose (too short?) and mouth, maybe also the chin and cheeks. Not sure, but something definitely is off. BUT this just gives me justification to draw him again. :D But my scanner screwed up the dots, they look like they're unequally big and the whole piece is also darker / more contrast-y.

Ha, Thranduil the petulant child ... that works for me. XD Especially in this scene (and knowing what he is like in some of the deleted scenes - have you seen those? Where he says that he only treats guests the way he's treating the drawves who annoy him 8-) (Cool) ).

Somebody (a different somebody to who suggested I make the crown white) gave me the tip with the swirly background. I was moaning about how tiresome it was going to be and she said it would be much more fun this way. Which it was, so should you ever do another pointillism thing again (no rush!), give that a try.
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Henu-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suck at pointillism, I really appreciate people who can pull it off!! Awesome work :)
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
Pointillism is really hard, you need a) a very good sketch to work with, b) a lot of patience, and c) a ton of endurance. But it can also be fun and relaxing, so I just might give it another try (not in the next few years, though). Thanks for your lovely comment! :-)
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:iconhenu-chan:
Henu-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome! can't wait to see more :)
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you. I DO want to draw more of awesome mr Pace, but I'm having troubles finding a reference picture I like. But there's more to come for sure. :D
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:iconhenu-chan:
Henu-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah I'm bit picky too with my references :giggle: there should be more pictures of him!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015   Traditional Artist
Yes, definitely! Some with really nice contrasts and good resolution would be very much appreciated! :D
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Henu-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree :D
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