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Gandalf the Grey by PrehistoricGiraffe Gandalf the Grey by PrehistoricGiraffe
Used a reference from an Empire magazine.
a selection of pencils and erasers used.
Took 9 hours spread over 4-5 days?
This really tested my limits etc., I usually draw young women with perfect skin and hair and such(but Gandalf is just as fabulous), so I had to do so much detail on this. I got quite weary near the end, so the sleeve and clothing is a bit rushed. I loved doing the sword! That hair....frustrating times ten.
Enjoy! ( :iconradiant-toe: I'm working on your bilboxthorin thing =)
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:icondancingintherain248:
DancingInTheRain248 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really good! Love your art
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PrehistoricGiraffe Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much!! i appreciate it! :)
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Scarlett-scribble Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive!!...you got the skin texture really well in the face, a very good likeness. 
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PrehistoricGiraffe Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank yOU! =)
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button-bird Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Great job! It's amazing how much patience this must have taken.
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:iconprehistoricgiraffe:
PrehistoricGiraffe Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! haha I did this piece ages ago but i remember being so pysched after watchign the first Hobbit movie that when i was drawing this i was like 'Gandalfgandalfgandalf hell yeah!' and it was all a bit of a blur really
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button-bird Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
hahaha sounds awesome. :D Just gotta love Gandalf.
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conniekidd Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail is amazing!! :love: From the inscription on the sword to the texture of his skin... awesome work! :heart:
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:iconprehistoricgiraffe:
PrehistoricGiraffe Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!! =D
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:iconconniekidd:
conniekidd Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome. :tighthug:
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:iconscorpio1996:
Scorpio1996 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fawkin'-'ell! THAT'S THE SAME KIND OF SWORD I HAVE! O.O
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Kzar5678 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
*Looks at this*
*Looks at mine*
...I am not worthy to comment here! >.<
It looks AMAZING though, amazing is an understatement. and 9 hours? I spend 3 on mine and theyre no where CLOSE to this good. Wow. Is literally all i can say.
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PrehistoricGiraffe Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much!! =) Glad you like it! So many people's art is incredible, sometimes i just stare at them and depress myself =D
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Kzar5678 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Do not depress yourself. Youre too awesome to do depress yourself =3
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xMollyMayx Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! The detail that you have put into it is brilliant!
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:iconprehistoricgiraffe:
PrehistoricGiraffe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!!!
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viviantheonionminion Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ehmagawsh it's awesome. I showed them to fam and they all think you're really good (including Reagan! :D)
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PrehistoricGiraffe Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ermagerd thanksssssssss =) yes it is my lifes intention to please someone so un-easily impressed ( thats you Reagan) (actuallyidontknowyoubutimeanitsyourvibebronahiaintjudgingyoloihavenoideaswagwhatswagswagswag)
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viviantheonionminion Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
(iactuallyhavenoideawatursayingbutimmagowithitbutjeezmonurtalentedsoshutup)
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Courtney-Crowe Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
absolutely amazing! Love all the details you put into the face, very nice work :D
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:iconprehistoricgiraffe:
PrehistoricGiraffe Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you !! =)
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:iconbadboych:
Badboych Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome
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:iconprehistoricgiraffe:
PrehistoricGiraffe Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Badboych Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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:iconaquafolie:
Aquafolie Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist
waw, amazing!!! (I'm just reading the books! xD)
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:iconprehistoricgiraffe:
PrehistoricGiraffe Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks !! =) I'm currently reading the books too =D
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Ronnall405 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Coooooool gandolf is my favorite.....^_^
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:iconprehistoricgiraffe:
PrehistoricGiraffe Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!! He's my favourite too =) (maybe gollum also...)
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:iconronnall405:
Ronnall405 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
your welcome ^_^....
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JCee911 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That came out Nice!
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:iconprehistoricgiraffe:
PrehistoricGiraffe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! =)
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:iconaelyss:
Aelyss Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Marvelous!
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:iconprehistoricgiraffe:
PrehistoricGiraffe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much!!
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:iconradiant-toe:
radiant-toe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wizardry
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:iconradiant-toe:
radiant-toe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this
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:iconradiant-toe:
radiant-toe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is
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:iconradiant-toe:
radiant-toe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what
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:iconradiant-toe:
radiant-toe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
shit
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:iconradiant-toe:
radiant-toe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
holy
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:iconprehistoricgiraffe:
PrehistoricGiraffe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ill take that all as a compliment =) thanks!! ian mckellen <3
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:iconradiant-toe:
radiant-toe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahadjsk did you like me pun... WIZARDRY
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PrehistoricGiraffe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahahahahaha how witty =)
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:iconradiant-toe:
radiant-toe Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
IM ALWAYS WITTY okaty ngao sdfjasdagjh
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