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Gandalf the Grey by babymint34 Gandalf the Grey by babymint34
This is my drawing of Gandalf the Grey. It is much bigger and I am currently trying to scan it in parts, but the color tones don't match up. . that's how bad my scanner is.

Anyhoo, took me a while. Hopefully in a couple of days or so, I will have the full thing up. It looks much better in person. So yeah. .
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Klevaria Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can't wait to see the whole, this part is just amazing!!
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Shadowian1 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would have commented on this when I first saw this, buuut. . . I took. . . the time out of it to make a gandalf the grey plz icon, seeing that there never was one. And here it is. :icongandalfthegreyplz: P.S. for thoese who thought I was gona use an arrow to the knee joke; good for you at least trying to get the reference used in this comment :)
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dragonsgatedesign Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome work
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Trog-dog Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
You shall not pass!!! C:
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koecia Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
wow such good detail well done :jawdrop:
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1ringtofindthem Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
You really got the look of him so good !!!!!!!! His eyes are stunning man !!!
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1ringtofindthem Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Oh god ! Really it is the same person ! I am stunned by his eyes :D Well I draw a lot of cartoons but I cannot draw portraits yet :( Last week I spent more than an hour trying to do the face of Brad Pitt in Inglorious basterds and it seriously did not look like him :P

But I have to say it again very good eyes !!!! You totally got his expression !!!!
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ferherence Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
also as a side-note, you are quite modest. In a good way though. Every time you say "oh it's not too shabby." I look at my hands and tell them: why can't you be that wonderful, huh? why not!?
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ferherence Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
are you telling me that this has more...wonderful. I think this is a splendid piece of art. Although this is not a request or offer, this art is of the quality that I would buy.
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20Bunny30 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
really nice! I don't know what to say...
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fallen-heart17 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Positively excellent :)
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Rodney-Aran Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006
"Death is just another path; one that we all must take..."

Gandalf is awesome. If you like lotr, then look up the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game. I have a huge army right now, about a total of 200 models.
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Lianne-Issa Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe! you have all the same interest as me, and you can tell you pour your heart and passion into every drawing, this version of Gandalf is just incredible and your frodo is very good too!! congrats!
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One-Porous-Page Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
You've managed to draw an incredible likeness, right down to the look in his eyes. Great job!

I love the character Gandalf, definitely my favorite. :)
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cockatoo-210893 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006
wow thats cool ;)
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Krisini Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006
Perfect! i've search for all the drawings of gandalf here in deviantart and this one is the best!
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silviaweasley Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2006
this one is amazing:nod: well DONE :clap:
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kwan-kwan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006
wow! it's so real like.... haha. he looks like he wore specs for his whole life. xP
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uzzietheoceanborn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006
AMAZING WORK!!!!! WOAH!!!! Your GOOD in drawing!!!!!! WOAH!!!!
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Valus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006
This drawing is wonderfull!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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dragoncrafter Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006
Oh YeAH! This is what I'm talking about! A very nice depiction of gandalf if I say so myself. :drool: You applied for animation at BYU? Cool!
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babymint34 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006
Why thank you! And yes, yes I did...we shall see if I get in or not. I am really *really* nervous and have been having nightmares ever since I turned my portfolio in. But the competition is really stiff, so we shall see..
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night-0-shadow Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2005
you greay artis. i like it !!
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Lord-Of-The-Rings Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
just simply stunning. wonderful work! :+fav:
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babymint34 Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
Thanks so much!
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Lord-Of-The-Rings Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
you are more than welcome.

feel free to drop by and visit us any time.. work like this is always appreciated and we're just getting back up on our feet!
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moe58 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2005
this is really good. It looks just like him. Everything is so perfect on him, the face i think is the best of this pic.

~moe*
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zulamun Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably the best detail and realism in a drawing i've ever seen!

:+fav:
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ebony-n-hot-pockets Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2004  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous drawing, your pencil technique is superb :D
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Danashi Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2004
OMG :O_o: How talented you are... this... this is fantastic! *can't believe that someone can draw such a perfect Gandalf* :clap:
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cfitzart Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004   Traditional Artist
oh wow the toning on that is SO good, thats excellent, really beautiful :) :)
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babymint34 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2004
Thanks! I am planning to do more with graphite pencils after I work some more on my charcoal. :)
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nikismindriot Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2004
WWWWWOOOOOOWWWWWW *temporarily speechless*

You got his eyes and the right side of his hair to look really ALIVE. Lotr rocks... better check out the rest of ur gallery..
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babymint34 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2004
Thanks! :D Hope you enjoyed the rest of my stuff! :)
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realise Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2004
wow, i really, really love it, its bloody brilliant...fantastic!
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babymint34 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2004
lol, thanks! :D
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deadrose828 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2004   Traditional Artist
omg... that's awesomely awesome O.O
wish I could do stuff like that... love how everything is very clear... and accurate. *thumbs up* ^^
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babymint34 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2004
Thanks! :D
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ibelieveinsanta516 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2004
OOER! how the heck do you have so few pageviews? my god, woman. that is the best rendition of gandalf that i have seen! :faint: so unfair. i wish i could draw like that.
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babymint34 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2004
Thanks! About the pageviews...I like the undiscovered thing, I actually get to watch the people that watch me and take the time and comment back. Besides, I ain't *that* good! =P But I did look at your gallery and you have an excellent start...just practice, practice, practice and find a style that works for you! :D There, there is my advice for the day.
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luverlypapi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2004   Photographer
your free hand is amazing.

WOW!

Papi
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babymint34 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2004
Thanks! :D
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oompaloompasarecool Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004
gasp! is that... gandalf? :excited: that's amazing! haha. he's got such a funny expression. he's like, what are you sketching me for?! in that booming voice. ;p
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babymint34 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2004
Hehe, yes, it is Grumpy old Gandalf. One of my favorite characters from LotR. Thanks for the comments.
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cthulhu-cultist Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004   Photographer
Wow! Not exactly McKellenish and better, that is. :D
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MoreMan Featured By Owner May 26, 2004
awesome awesome awesome

the expression is priceless

+fav
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babymint34 Featured By Owner May 26, 2004
Yes it is. . .it is grumpy old Gandalf! One of my favorite characters too. . .thanks so much!
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kawin Featured By Owner May 5, 2004
Ohhh

Ian something or other played him right? Mcellen.. i can't spell it.. wasn't it? I'm too lazy to go check, although when I first lookeda t it I thought, "Ian (whatever his lastname is) would be proud". I mean, it really does look like him.. well.. the character he played, and he did play him very well, dont you think? well ofcourse you do! I'm sure you wouldn't have drawn him so much if you think he sucked or something . (heh). But yeah anyway, back to your drawing ( i sometimes get off track) I think its great, I particularly like his nose the most.. only because it has so much shading on it, and the fact that if you draw the nose incorrectly, it can throw off your drawing completely, dont you think? This can probably happen with the eyes as well, but when I looked at your eyes (err.. I mean the eyes you drew) they look real, I am not exactly good in this department, but I think that you did a magnificent job in them that I really didn't need to point that out.. but anyways..

thank you for uploading this! it is great! may you always appreciate the beauty around you, and may you always... be deviant

:hug: kawin :hug:
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babymint34 Featured By Owner May 6, 2004
LOL! Thanks! :hug: I really appreciate the comments/compliments! And you are right, it is Ian McKellen, one of my favorite actors. I completely agree with you on the nose thing, or for that matter, any feature being wrong throughs off the whole picture. But thanks again! I really appreciate your comments! :D
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Tommygun-feth Featured By Owner May 3, 2004
wow! that's great! I love it! damn.. I wish I could draw... hehe!

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