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The journey doesn't end here by Fantaasiatoidab The journey doesn't end here by Fantaasiatoidab
Gandalf : "End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it."
Pippin: "What? Gandalf? See what?"
Gandalf: "White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise."


I've always wanted to draw this scene because I just adore it! These words mean so much to me. About that drawing... I drew it in three nights actually. I couldn't sleep (probably because I drank too much energy drink), so I spent my sleeping time drawing this :D Anyway, I do hope some of you like it. A bit.

:bulletblue: Date : 03.08.2013
:bulletblue: Used : 5H, HB, 2B, 3B (Faber-Castell pure graphite), 8B, mechanical pencil (0,5mm), uni pin fine line pen 0.2, blending stick, A4 paper
:bulletblue: Time : 5h 38min
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:iconchristinepresley:
ChristinePresley Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like Gandalf!
Have you ever drawn him as Magneto in X-men?
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Perfect!!!!
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namesOnkeL Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
A most reassuring expression.
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww:
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NocturnusArt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
very goood
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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elRob79 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Not only did I add this piece to my favourites, I think it's the all-time favourite of my favourites to date!  Thanks so much for sharing it, and the tools and techniques used to create it.
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O Oh, thank you so, so much for such kind words!!! It's my pleasure!
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elRob79 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Least I could do. :D

(And it's still the favourite of my favourites)
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shaynaJreddick Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh! This is unbelievably amazing!!!Stunned 
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot ! :squee:
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shaynaJreddick Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :D
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disgruntledpeony Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The pencilwork is amazing, but what really gets me is how *white* the white bits are, and how fine some of those white bits of detail are.  Maybe it's just because I'm left-handed, but I've always had trouble with smearing of white spaces when I go for more realistic pictures.  I have to ask: How did you pull this off?
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:bow: Thank you, thank you very much! I don't think it matters if you're left or right-handed, really. Just use a piece of paper under your arm, so you won't smudge the things you've already drawn. For the lightest parts I used my eraser, I cut really small sharp edges to my eraser. This way you can make these small light hair strands ;) I hope I could help you out a bit :P
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SHADOWShurtugal123 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
White wisdom - Gandalf the White.

Great art of yours and by the way . . . LotR fan here too.
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A hug for a fellow LotR fan :huggle: :D
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jimvida Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your drawings are wonderful, detail is terrific. What type of work do you usually copy from, do you draw from photographs?
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! But I wouldn't use word "copy", this way it may seem like I don't draw them but just print it out and put little graphite on it :D Anyway, I do use reference photos or screencaps ;)
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jimvida Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I apologize for using that term, it does sound cheap and your talent is anything but. I should have asked ,"what inspires you"? Once again thank you for your wonderful work. 
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem at all :) The pleasure is all mine!!!
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yogster27 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LotR's fan heree, very awesomeee!!!
Fly you Foolllss! :D :D
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:huggle: A hug for you, fellow LotR fan! :D
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BethannNg Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I have been looking at your portraits and they are absolutely stunning.  I'm wondering where you managed to get an 8b mechanical pencil? I was told at Blick art supply that 2B was the softest they come in!  Also did you use a kneaded eraser for the white bits or is this white pastel or chalk? 

Your work is amazing, and I'm always wanting to get tips from artists who are more skilled than me.  I'd love to hear anything you'd have to advise if you are so inclined to look at a couple of my portraits. 
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for kind words! I appreciate it! :) As for the question - I do not have an 8B mechanical pencil. If you look closely, you can see comma between 8B and mechanical pencil ;) I have HB, F and B mechanical pencils (0,3&0,5&0,7mm). For the lightest parts I used just my eraser, nothing special. I cut my eraser into small triangles, this way it's really easy to do small hair strands ;) If you have any other questions, let me know! :)
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BethannNg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I normally use a kneaded eraser for light bits like hair, but sometimes if the graphite is already too worked into the paper its a little too flimsy.  Do you use a hard eraser then and just cut it to a sharp edge?  
I should have noticed about the pencil.  I guess a mechanical pencil couldn't be that soft or it would be forever breaking.  It was wishful thinking. lol  I like the ever sharp convenience of mechanical pencils, but they aren't soft/dark enough for everything. 
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not a big fan of kneaded eraser, I just use hard eraser. Ooh, I love my mechanical pencils :D
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LetsBPositiveAgain Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The level of detail... The level of detail!!! :wow:
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle: I love drawing detail!
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coldplay112888 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is phenomenal. I just can't stop staring at the wrinkles and the eyes. Well done!
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:bow: You're very kind! Thank you so much!
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Tillieken Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Whaaw !!! absolutely gorgeous ..... I adore your art  ;o)

Every single drawing of yours is a masterpiece ;o)


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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're so kind! Thank you so much!!! :squee: I'm so glad you like my drawings :P
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M0nstac00kie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! Fantastic!
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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M0nstac00kie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
welcome :D
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yingtaoshu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just wonderful work and my favourite scene :)
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
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ItsJustMeBro0 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the best! :D
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: Thank you!
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LiuSchamehorn Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
;u; I love this.
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you do :D Thank you!
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LiuSchamehorn Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Welcome :3
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SocQA Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Definitely one of my favorite scenes :) So sad that we'll never see Peter Jackson's interpretation of Valinor – not so soon at least. You cannot make the Silmarillion into three films.

Wonderful drawing of Gandalf, soooooo realistic :nod: Amazing job :) candidate for a Daily Deviation if you ask me ;) :D
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:blush: You're very kind! Thank you so, so much for such generous words! :hug:
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SocQA Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
I am so sorry for the late reply :forgiveme:
Don't mention it ;) It's just the truth. You've got great skill :)
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! :D I'm replying very late as well :D
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SocQA Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
That makes it even then^^
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misty007xx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
OH. MY. GOD. *o* I love this, that quite is one of my favourites
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so glad you like this one! Thank you very much! :huggle:
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misty007xx Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013

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Haha you're very welcome, I absolutely loove all of your drawings :D :hug:

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