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Gandalf the Grey

By D17rulez
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:damphyr: Gandalf The Grey

“All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to us...." - Gandalf

I think it’s one of the best quotes from Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings,
Maybe even one of the best quotes ever.

:damphyr: This deviation is entirely done with drawing pencils!
Here you can find a video where you can see me working on this drawing, I hope the video will help people with drawing beards:
>> www.vimeo.com/5799597 << :iconflowerdanceplz:
Also Jack Sparrow has a role in this video :giggle:

I started this drawing on October 2007 when I was 17 years old. I finished this drawing in July 2009, now I’m 19. < It’s a shame lol, I know :ashamed:
I really want to apologize to my good friend here on DA that it took so long.
This drawing is for InsaneKane87 ! Check out his amazing gallery.

This was actually the first time I drew a beard like this… and god.. it was a hell!
I’m really glad it’s finally finished. And I’m really proud on this drawing. My father told me that he saw life in this drawing. The eyes of Gandalf. It was like he just wanted to come out of the paper, he said.

The quality of the scan is not as good as my other drawings. That's becauze I killed my good scanner today, so I had to use our other scanner.

Sauron: “I see you …. “:iconsauronplz:

Jack: “How is that? The man is hiding himself behind his beard. “ :iconpoliticsplz:

Gandalf: “No I’m not!”

Jack: “Yes you are!”

Gandalf: ”Wanna see some fireworks in front of your face ?!” :iconfireworkplz:

Gimli: “I smell pirates!”

Legolas: ”I smell a dwarf…”

Right :noes:!

Thanks for looking
Love you all :wave: :heart:

:damphyr: Work in Progress:
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:damphyr: Tools:
Used: H, 2H, HB, 4B and 6B
200 g/m2 paper

Gandalf/The Lord of The Rings is © to J.R.R. Tolkien/Peter Jackson
Image size
2330x3342px 8.44 MB
CanoScan LiDE 90
© 2009 - 2020 D17rulez
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hannahelizabethhStudent General Artist
holy crap. it looks like a photo & just like Gandalf. awesome art! :D  
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perfect work !
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Amazing portrait!Shocked 
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FlappyBandAidProfessional General Artist
Thank you for existing here among us.

New fan.
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Before-OctoberHobbyist Traditional Artist
I watched the video of you drawing this and I really like your sense of humor! :3
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erikasucheckiHobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing! I admire your patience and dedication, hair is so frustrating to draw sometimes!

Is this on white paper or did you use grey-toned? Did you use any white pencils for highlighting?

"A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to."
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I watched the vimeo. Didn't know what Jack would do. You're funny!
Beautiful drawing!
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DimrillDale-236344Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing. You are incredibly talented!
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what the heck your drawings are amazing X_X!!!
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PerscenexArtsHobbyist General Artist
Ooops, i thought that is Dumbledore. ó.Ò
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BirossHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, amazing work! I love the eyebrows! 
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LateBar Traditional Artist
Absolutely fantastic! Wonderful portrait!<3
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Amzing drawing. Love the details. The contrasts are wery well balanced :-)
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TrishnaSHobbyist Traditional Artist
What do you use to take a picture of your drawings? All I have is my crappy iphone4 camera ahahaha ':)
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That's amazing o.o
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ChristelleLeStrangeHobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your work! Very detailed. It must have taken a lot of time and patience to do this!
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ChristinePresleyHobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing !!! ''Gandalf? Gandalf the Grey ,that was my name " 
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SCPDeaHobbyist Digital Artist
WoW! :O That is so amazing!
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Perfect, hair, beard, expression. Very good.
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Ian Mckellen... I love this actor *_*
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