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Gordon B Hinckley by babymint34 Gordon B Hinckley by babymint34
This is a picture of Gordon B Hinckley, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. And also a person that I greatly admire and respect. I quickly finished this in memory of his wife's death a couple days back.

Also, on a more technical note, this is the first time I have done a portrait using graphite and charcoal. Took me about 8 hours in all to complete.
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f0xf1re Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
This is a very good likeness of the dear prophet.
Rock455 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
This is truly a tribute to this remarkable man. You did a good job.
Shayce Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Absolutely phenomenal drawing. =D
booknerd44 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Scorp-Hasashi Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is truly a beautiful piece of work! I love it!

You are really blessed with a wonderful gift. I'm glad you choose to share it with us on here! ^^
linkythestoryteller Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010   Writer
Wow. It's really good. I've done a final of a self protrait using black charcoal. Good Job. Are you LDS? I am :D
PrissyKissy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow; this is amazing! The shading is perfect, as is the form; looks almost like a black and white photo. I'm new to the Church so I don't know much about him, but all my friends love him, and everything I've read about what he did in his time as Prophet makes me know he was a wonderful man. I'm so glad you did this :love:
Saronicle Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Gordon B. Hinckley is one of my favorite Prophets. :)
HyruleMaster Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
You've done a great job. :) He was a great and marvelous man. Certainly an inspiration to us all.
Obi-quiet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Oh, I miss him. Excellent pic.
animebeliever2007 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Student
That is very beautiful of President Hinkley.
BekaDavis Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, so beautifully rendered. This really does him justice. He was considered my generation's prophet. I miss him. I'm at BYU-Idaho right now and my room mate has his quote on the wall: Life is meant to be enjoyed, not just endured.
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful. Oh man, I miss him. He was such a wonderful man. His face always cheers me up.
Sketcher7 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is very good, I can still see the spirit in his smile. ^_^ nicely done definitely someone to admire.
PoisonedRose12 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
totally awesomeness!
0oSquallo0 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Student Digital Artist
WOOOAAA, pretty good!

It's nice to see that LDS are present here! ^^
KakashiHatake22 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I miss him!
woods44 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Awesome drawing of President Hinckley! Thanks!!! Its on my favs!
MooKooJoe Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Beautiful, just beautiful. You really captured his spirit and his smile perfectly. Great job!

I also wanted to let you know that I'm featuring this wonderful work of art in my Blog. If you wish to check it out and read. [link]
1footonthedawn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
I have featured this in a special journal about the Prophet. [link]
ginabina007 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Very beautiful! I'm sad he died, but his memory will live on! I love you Pres. Hinkley!
loveorcaz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
i love it very much but today at 7:00 pm in utah he died andits very sad and i loved the drawing and the spirit is very stonge with me right now.
good job and R.I.P Gorden
heartpulse Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
its beautiful, you did a great job! :) :)
cookingmonster Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
You did such a good job! It is AMAZING! I love our Prophet so much!
jnpedersen2 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
I love it. It's beautiful
Queen-of-the-Jungle Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
Oh I love president Hinckley. He really is such an amazing man. You've done a fantabulous job capturing him essance. Thanks for doing this it made my day :) :D
martiowlsten Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, that's so beautiful. Well done!
joeyartist Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
But are you "temple worthy"?
colorjam2000 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006   Digital Artist
Wow that is so awesome! I am going to fav this one.
torokoprower Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
The amazing prophet. A man of love.
One who will guide us to happiness.
chibi-chika Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
Very well done.
shadowcat20x Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Amazing! I love it! I love President Hinkley, I must fave it!
Kuramas-Kimi-Hiei Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
VERY COOL! Best pic of pres. Hinckley i've seen here! i wish i could sketch like that, but i don't think i can compare... you use charcoal,and i've never done that..
xOxChrystalxOx Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!!! Fave :D CTR
babymint34 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005
Why thank you! I think it's a keeper ;) Thanks for the fav and w00t for being lds! :boogie:
xOxChrystalxOx Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. haha yup, w00t for LDS!
oompaloompasarecool Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004
that's so sweet of you! aww, pres hinckley is such a nice old man. dude, i wish i could do portraits like this. sigh. i'll have to work on that ;p
babymint34 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2004
Hehe, thanks for the comments! I love Pres. Hinckley, he is so awesome! But practise makes perfect ;)
purgatori Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2004
you are LDS??? very cool, me too. I love this picture, I think you have captured him very well. How on Earth do you do it?? You talent just amazes me. Awesome job!!!
Queen-of-the-Jungle Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
You are LDS? I didn't know that. I am too. It's a small world and you learn something new everyday :giggle: ;)
MoreMan Featured By Owner May 26, 2004
wow, i think you're the first person i've had three fav's for in a day, but your stuff is incredible

you've really captured his spirit, and its an amazing likeness too
babymint34 Featured By Owner May 30, 2004
Thanks! Woo-hoo! I feel so special now! :D
blueseas Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
Spiff. I love President Hinckely. Great job.
blossomcrown Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that's amazing! I will have to try out using charcoal one of these days, I've never used it.
Well done! :)
paradegritar Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2004  Professional General Artist
amazing drawing! the detail is excelent, also the shading, and his expression is so serene... it inspires some strange calm... very nice...

and, by the way, thank you very much for your comment on my last work... you're right about the texture and the smoothness of the skin... i tried to apply some blur effect but i didn't like the results, so i decided to keep the texture...
babymint34 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2004
:blushes: Thank you so much! I did spend a lot of time on it and still wish I could spend more time on it, but my mother took it to be framed. I wouldn't go so far as to call it perfect, but I am glad you approve! :)

Happy Easter
odyssey01 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing. You're insanely talented with graphite and charocal. One can clearly see all the care that went into the picture and I'm deeply impressed. This is such a wonderful piece of art! :)

The way you drew his face, the hair and - most especially - the neck is beyond perfect. I bow to you for creating such a masterpiece :bow: :)

Happy Easter :)
babymint34 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2004
:blushes: Thank you so much! I did spend a lot of time on it and still wish I could spend more time on it, but my mother took it to be framed. I wouldn't go so far as to call it perfect, but I am glad you approve! :)

Happy Easter
odyssey01 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do indeed approve of it ;)

It's a picture well worthy of being framed. :)
fersnugriniffle Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2004
Aww. . . President Hinckley will always be "The Prophet" to me growing up. Such a good role model! You seem to have *ahem* found a bit older picture of him, because I know for a fact that he doesn't have that much hair anymore! Hee hee. Good Job on his eyes Schiffy!

You have not yet reached the enlightenment of the coconut, master! How will you be able to teach the frog?
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