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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:
>> [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…”


:paranoid:
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
A4
200 g/m2 paper




Gandalf/The Lord of The Rings is © to J.R.R. Tolkien/Peter Jackson
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:iconharevh:
harevh Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
ESPECTACULAR!!!
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:icontu-branfs:
Tu-Branfs Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  New member Professional Interface Designer
Perfect, hair, beard, expression. Very good.
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:iconiuliagray:
iuliagray Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Ian Mckellen... I love this actor *_*
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:icondarthtyler100:
darthtyler100 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
You are incredible.
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:iconhogret:
hogret Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
This fabulous piece featured here The Hero's Journey: Helpers Arrive
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:iconbasilcallahan:
BasilCallahan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. :-)
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:icondrawlady:
Drawlady Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
perfect :)
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:iconfallenangel889:
fallenangel889 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
I love the way the eyes seem to speak to the viewer... you are amazing at realism!
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:iconsci-fifanstasy:
Sci-FiFanstasy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Amusingly realistic!
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:iconkeikei11:
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:)

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:iconalatarielarfeiniel:
alatarielarfeiniel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just EPICNESS
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:icondetonatorkill:
detonatorkill Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
magnific *-*
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:icond17rulez:
D17rulez Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconartisteamane:
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!
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:icond17rulez:
D17rulez Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconfeldegast:
Feldegast Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013

Okay wow. I'm amazed !

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:iconsushi4love:
Sushi4love Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you're so talented, I wish i can draw like you do. Man that art sure takes ages to complete. Keep going and show the world your fantastic art.
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:iconmccaslin:
McCaslin Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work, and I like the quote by Gandalf also.
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:icontrisaw1:
Trisaw1 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
This is just incredible!  One of the best pencil drawings i've seen on DA.  There's not a trace of white blank paper anywhere to be seen...a mark of a truly talented artist.
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scornedlove Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
incredible work! beautiful detail :)
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:iconmiamary123456:
miamary123456 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. Amazing work! Simply fantastic!!! :iconluvluvplz: How old are you? :love: :painter: :pencil: :heart:
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:iconalatariels:
Alatariels Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG OMG! THIS IS THE AMAZING! BEST DRAWING OF GANDALF EVER! LOVE ITTTT
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:iconmayakatrinee:
MayaKatrineE Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm speechless O.o
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:iconangella666:
angella666 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Hello! I was wondering if I can reproduce your picture of Gandalf the grey? It's the best one I've ever seen! Of course I would send you the link or a picture of it. Your art is awesome!!
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:iconalsii:
Alsii Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
loved it
Thank you!
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:iconnhagar:
nhagar Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
me encanta
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:icontheapostles:
TheApostles Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
This is awesome!!! Could I use this picture?? :D
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:iconethelice:
ethelice Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG, it's so amazing and realistic.
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:iconbjman664:
bjman664 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Writer
this looks like a pic omg it is SOOOOOOOOOO realistic
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:iconfearedaudacity:
FearedAudacity Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Most amazing work I have seen on Deviant so far.
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:iconsickphantom:
sickphantom Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is truly amazing! well done! :clap:
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:iconsimpleelegance93:
SimpleElegance93 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahhhmazing!
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:icongoodoldbaz:
GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
just...wow!
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:iconseerwalker:
SeerWalker Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Simply amazing.
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:iconsweethoney85:
sweethoney85 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing pic....now you founded here ;) [link]
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:iconspaniard12:
spaniard12 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Such a beutiful portrait love it :)
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:iconnelliesartworks:
NelliesArtWorks Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Beautiful!
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:iconlaptopninja510:
LaptopNinja510 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!
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:iconhaleyscoo:
HaleyScoo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing work ^^
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:iconloochi:
Loochi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful.
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:icongokumartin:
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
And why was he so convinced that Bilbo was a burglar?
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:iconart-of-man:
Art-of-man Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'Awesome' doesn't even begin to describe this. Great work!
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
which track did you use from Lord of the rings i would like to get that ?
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
the quality of this work is out standing far above most its not to photographic but yet it is vary realistic looking i like that blend great value scale and wonderful textures too ! A+
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:icontheothercraftlord:
TheOtherCraftLord Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WoW, amazing!
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TerrorWolfX Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
This is strange...

[link]
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:iconmajorstephen52:
majorstephen52 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow this is incredible! I know how long realistic drawings can take so I do not want to even think about how long the beard took. Great job.
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:iconjasmijjn:
Jasmijjn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome :D
1000th comment :P
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Nicole21Lohmar Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   Digital Artist
wow............
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iamninjakitten Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is BREATHTAKING!
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