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Lord of The Rings: Gandalf the White by TayleRX Lord of The Rings: Gandalf the White by TayleRX
Hi there, it's been a while since I uploaded anything but today I decided to show you my newest piece that I did for my Lord of the Rings series - Gandalf the White. I have to admit that this piece was probably the hardest that I've done so far. When doing this drawing, I had no idea on how to do the beard so I had to improvise a little and make it look really messy. The white, long hair also was a challenge... and if it's not enough, Gandalf is an old dude so I had to make him look old :D But enough of me whining, I will tell you what tools I used to draw this guy since a lot of people ask what sorcery I use to draw my stuff, enjoy ^^

0.5 and 0.3 mechanical pencils
4B-6B pencils
Paper stumps and tortillions
Eraser
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:iconhawk321:
hawk321 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
I find it so amazing that Gandalf can fight all this evil yet he dosen't get anything on his white robes.

Now that's magical  
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:iconmsfarore:
MsFarore Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Wow
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Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent! Gandalf after his resurrection (after the fatal battle with the Balrog). The detail is stunning, showing fantastic technique. It's not only a fine rendition of Ian McKellen as Gandalf, but superb portraiture as well. An easy Fave.
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:iconart-hack:
art-hack Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow. Amazing!
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:icongraphite-rocks:
graphite-rocks Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Words cannot describe the amazingness of this.
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:iconuchihaundead:
uchihaundead Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
HOW
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:iconasharani:
AsharaNi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Outstanding! Amazing! :wow:
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:iconalinmetall:
AlinMetall Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
THIS... IS... AWESOME!
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:iconzechyv:
ZechyV Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Crazy awesome!Insane work!
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:icone5c4p3:
E5C4P3 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
This is so amazing! Your drawings are outstanding!
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:iconshi-seido:
Shi-seido Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Fantastic !
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:iconjdarnold2:
JDArnold2 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Digital Artist
That is an amazing drawing!
You really put a lot of effort into it.
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:iconspiritfem:
SpiritFem Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Wow!
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:iconhulteen:
Hulteen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
YOU HAVE TO DRAW GIMLI!!!!


Btw, you are wickedly good at this :D
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:iconciscochile:
ciscochile Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gandalf, my favorite, this is amazing.
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:iconmortalkombatchamp:
MortalKombatChamp Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
OHHHHH DAYUMN NICE!!!
MY FAV MOVIE!!!
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:iconpurestrongpoem:
Purestrongpoem Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
AMAZING!!!
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:iconconversationsend:
ConversationsEnd Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Jesus wept this is amazing! :')
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Morzone Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice. my only critique is that im PRETTY sure as Gandalf the white his hair was completely straight, no waves or anything. He resembles The Grey more. but nice <3
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconfirestrike22:
Firestrike22 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, I thought this was a black and white picture.
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:iconcatpt93:
CATPT93 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD
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Sasoriakasuna1 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'm jealous this is picture is perfect. add a comment at my pictures
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:iconlovesick-dreamer:
Lovesick-Dreamer Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, Gandalf... Why must you be so frickin' awesome... This is just beautiful.
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:iconmaestro74:
Maestro74 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awesome!
looks like me in the morning..just longer hair ;)
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:iconmistersev7n:
MisterSev7n Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks awesome :D
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:icononematter:
OneMatter Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Excellent work - very good use of the medium
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:iconkyokus:
Kyokus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DEAR GOD : O The best Gandalf drawing I have ever seen x.x
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FallingDaWnStar13 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very kewl. And the way you did the beard is soo awesome. <3
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:iconlubnaqanber:
LubnaQanber Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOOOWWWWWWWW!!! Bless those hands
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:iconkeksi626:
Keksi626 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
amazing!!!! dunno what else to say^^
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:iconconzy94:
Conzy94 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
It's ....p...p...PERFECT! D:
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:icontaylerx:
TayleRX Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch for the comment :D You've got some quality stuff in your gallery btw :D
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trashbarg Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
fantastic work! :thumbsup:
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:icontaylerx:
TayleRX Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch for the comment, makes me happy when people like my work :D
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trashbarg Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
my pleasure! :)
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HYUUGACLAN1 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mind blown!!! :omfg: epic drawing man fantastic work. The shading on the face is perfect I honestly don't know how you do it 0_0 does Paper stumps and tortillions really make that much of a difference?
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TayleRX Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hell yeah they do, you can check how I did without them when you look at my previous stuff :D They're pretty much necessary when doing realistic drawings. I kinda explained how I do the face shading for one of my watchers through notes feature... do you want me to send you a note as well?
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HYUUGACLAN1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes I would really appreciate that thanks :D
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YumeNouveau Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay more LOTR art! Gandalf looks so amazing, I really like the shine on his nose and brow-line, really makes his face pop and look really 3D! His eyes look amazing...I know it's all in grey but I swear I can almost see blue in his eyes...ok or maybe I've just watched LOTR waaay too many times ^^; Lovely lovely job :hug:
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TayleRX Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually... you're right about the eye colour... it is blue, but it's barely visible - it's a little, sneaky trick of mine :D If you don't believe me, enlarge the picture ^^ As always, I'm really glad that you like this piece, and I thank you for the comment :D
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YumeNouveau Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooooh, you are so sneaky :plotting: I can totally tell once it's enlarged...wow I'm amazed I caught that, I totally thought my eyes were playing weird tricks on me!

You're very welcome, and I can't wait to see which LOTR character you draw so perfectly next =D
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TayleRX Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Weeelll, let's just hope the next piece will be good lol, I'm happy that you're so sure that the next LoTR won't fail your expectations... you have faith in me :D *sniff*
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YumeNouveau Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well your art just keeps on amazing me, so no reason to doubt your skills! Er...no pressure though =D
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rokubixnoxdanna Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
He seems so realisctic *-*
amazing work, great work . [❤]
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Blue-eyed-girl-23 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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frodosgirl Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! What a AMAZING picture! your so clever. wish i could draw like this.
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:icontaylerx:
TayleRX Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh, thanks a lot for the comment - I'm so flattered by it :D
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:iconfrodosgirl:
frodosgirl Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww your very welcome, you deserved it! its such a amazing picture. ~x~x~x~x~
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xXSamyahXx Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist
perfecttt
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