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Gandalf the Grey by D17rulez Gandalf the Grey by D17rulez

: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:
>> [link] << :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:
Wip 1: [link]
Wip 2: [link]
Wip 3: [link]
Wip 4: [link]
Wip 5: [link]

:damphyr: Tools:
Used: H, 2H, HB, 4B and 6B
Time: 28 hours
200 g/m2 paper

Gandalf/The Lord of The Rings is © to J.R.R. Tolkien/Peter Jackson
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BasilCallahan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. :-)
Drawlady Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  New member
perfect :)
fallenangel889 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
I love the way the eyes seem to speak to the viewer... you are amazing at realism!
Sci-FiFanstasy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Amusingly realistic!
keikei11 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
been following your work for a while, and i'm a fan! i'm so glad you posted this, it inspired me to paint gandalf as well! here's my drawing if you have time:)

alatarielarfeiniel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
detonatorkill Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
magnific *-*
D17rulez Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
ArtistEamane Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the best Gandalf drawings I've seen! I love the detail, and your dad is right, there is certainly life and character in this drawing. Great work!
D17rulez Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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