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Gandalf the White by TrollGirl Gandalf the White by TrollGirl
As a result of a conversation with :iconsiluan:, and also inspired by :iconcataclysm-x:
It's been a long while since i attempted realism with graphite, probably 7 years, glad to see it didn't come out too badly.
Ian McKellen is probably my favorite actor, in my view his power of performance is comparable to none.

Mechanical 0.5 pencil and 6B pencil. Also a cotton blender stick. Those things are pretty neat.
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JettieHier Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cannot explain well enough in English why I see your 'handwriting' in here but I'll give it a try; I can see a similarity in the moustache hair with your watercolour hairs. Also a certain roundness in wrinkles and folds. It's hard to explain, even in Dutch, but I really noticed it immediately.
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol yeah, i guess i make everything flowy and rounded...i will never draw a robot!
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JettieHier Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not even a pink furry robot? Anywayz, good luck with your new project. I'll go back to my drawing nest as well, been doing nothing all day.
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HeliacWolf Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
YOU SHALL NOT PASS :D
Fantastic work)) It looks almost like a real photo))
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Olvium Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Very nice work. :nod: He is the ultimate Gandalf!
Especially considering the long break you took from drawing with pencils.
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ThePlue Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
hmm.. I still think that gandalf looks like dumbledoor xDD
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ThePlue Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
but great work ;D
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student General Artist
That is supreme awesomeness! :)
I love the motion, the shading, the way you made his hair, it's always a challenge for me.
Just wow.
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Frizzly hair is totally the worst thing to draw. Stick to girls with smooth hair! ;)
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student General Artist
:lol:
I have difficulties with girls hair too. :p
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