It's an amazing piece of art! And the coloring as well!
I am stunned how the artist even made the shadings with the coal pen he /she uses and what exactly he / she colored. The artist made a different crown for the elven King Thranduil and it's something different to see. Especially if it's different colored. All in all very nice, quiet realistic, wonderful shading of the eyes. Keep up the good works!
Using white color pencils would help to dissapear the grey stains of the coal pencil. (I'm not sure if it was on purpose that's why I was giving you an advise for the white color pencil! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/a/a…" width="19" height="19" alt="" title="Sweating a little..."/> )
I hope that I will see more of these great works!
First off I would love to state how amazing this work of art is! Beautiful clash of colors~ I especially love your shading work as well as the detail behind the eyes, for it seems to speak youth and brightness that in his later years would be more dulled. Keep up the good work! I really did enjoy this piece and I hope that my critique is okay, ha ha~ There isn't much that should be changed to be honest, maybe the alinement of the mouth is slightly off but its still an amazingly detailed piece. I hope to see more! By the way, I went through your other artwork *claps* Beautiful!! Can't wait to see more!