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The White Wizard by cypherx The White Wizard by cypherx
ha, I hate to do this, but I am seriously too lazy to write a description for this again. So I'm copy & pasting what I used on the WIP and changing a few words to make it gramically correct.

for my dear, sweet mum (har, my mother literally wears combat boots-- Oh wait, I think my sister stole those from her, nm). While she's been into lotR long before a movie was ever made, she did like the movie depiction of the book, and that's why I used the actual actor in his garb for this. I know how taboo it is to do such a thing, I've seen loads of people say such, but I really could give a rats ass, it's for my mom, anyhow.

Done on Stonehenge printmaker paper. Pencils from HB grade to 6b. And, of course, a photo reference.

If I have any crit for myself it's on his thumb, and I had to scan the drawing in half and half and match it up, I really don't know if I did an excellent job with that. It looks fine to me, but if anyone sees some obvious seam, they can let me know and I'll try it again (ugh).

Oh yes, one final thing (as if this needed to be any longer), the reason I chose this particular pose is because Gandalf, with all his powers, be it with the sword, or with his staff, seems to rather prefer smoking herb and contemplating the state of Middle Earth.

and Thanks signalbox for everything.
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:iconahzronskaa:
Ahzronskaa Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
You are truly gifted.  I hope that you find a good outlet for your skills, and I thank you for sharing your talent here.
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:iconmleonow:
mleonow Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job!
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:iconfoolofatook97:
FoolofaTook97 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!! i had mistaken this for a photo!!!!!!!!
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:iconmusumetalart:
MusumetalArt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student
un ritratto stupendo :)
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:icongeneralmuli:
GeneralMuli Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
This is amazing!
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:iconfumiko-kohara:
fumiko-kohara Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Gandalf is the greatest Wizard ever, for exactly that reason "smoking herb and contemplating". Incredible detail on the [where to begin] face, beard, wrinkles, shading, fingers, walls well just about everything. This is beautiful.
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:iconlily-michael:
lily-michael Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Fantastic. I also appreciate why you chose this picture.
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:iconenkelis:
Enkelis Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
This painting is wonderfull !
(And I love the Lord of the Ring ^^)
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:iconkiokuffiib11:
Kiokuffiib11 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
Amazing picture,,,,

I'm curious however, what is that in the upper right hand corner?
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:iconmarianajoplin:
marianajoplin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Student Interface Designer
REALLY NICE!!
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:icondokhtareloos:
DokhtareLoos Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
wow
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:iconslimeggman:
slimEGGMAN Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
O.O whoa! I thought it was a picture!!!!!
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:iconadamtheme:
AdamTheMe Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
Amazing, simply amazing.
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:iconinner-chan:
Inner-chan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
OMFG! how can you do that??
Great job >___<
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:iconnanethiel:
Nanethiel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!! O.o
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:iconpenteartist:
PenteArtist Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Ahh, Gandalf... Such wisdom in those eyes. :+fav:
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:iconakacella:
akaCella Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
Yeah, when watching this movie, he'd be an awesome grandpa
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:iconcarolinesmoon:
CarolinesMoon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
*run up*
YAY GANDALF

very realistic... the lines in his face that make him look old.. and his eyes... thats the first thing i noticed

GOOD JOB

-me-
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:iconnightgraue:
nightgraue Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
You captured that scene beautifully and in all its intense quality from the movie. :hug:
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:iconlast-trace:
last-trace Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
aaah! i tried everywhere to find a reference picture of him like this with his pipe but couldn't find one so i had to use another! :(
anyway, brilliant work, incredibly realistic and the detail is amazing! :jawdrop:
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:iconevelyninthelake:
evelyninthelake Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the day i'll draw like this i'll be god ( =you're god)
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:iconicecreamuffin:
icecreamuffin Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really impressive. charcoal?
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:iconfumblequill:
fumblequill Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
top notch all the way, flawless. looks like a photo man! :worship:
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:iconbonavida:
bonavida Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
your hands and your fingers are like a godsess's
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:iconhallucinogenius:
Hallucinogenius Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Incredible... I envy how you did the hair...I have a drawing of the same photo in my gallery, ([link])which is utterly pathetic in comparison... (hehe, self promotion...)
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:iconabadonv:
AbadonV Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
Good work
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:iconjomeianne:
jomeianne Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
Wow you are so good!
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:iconto40:
To40 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
exelent
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:iconradiosick:
rAdIoSiCk Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
He is an extremely sexual old man...
I seem to find myself falling for him...

Hmm...
Is that not a good thing?

.xx.
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BrainMagMo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
omg, I thought this was a picture at first, it's amazing. ♥
My only crit: the fingers are too unifrom to look natural.
But the rest is amazingly acurate.
And there's no seam ;D
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:iconabsolut-retarded:
absolut-retarded Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
Phew.... that must have taken ages to do.... and its AWESOME...
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:iconatiqiang:
AtiQiang Featured By Owner May 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
nice .....
I like it
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:iconmrsgraves:
MrsGraves Featured By Owner May 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
Wonderful drawing! Well done!
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:iconyuryeong:
yuryeong Featured By Owner May 3, 2007   Digital Artist
Damn you are the best artist ever... :blushes:
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:iconjazuar:
Jazuar Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Student Digital Artist
amazing
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:iconnuken8:
nuken8 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
:wow: great...my only prob is i find the two lights top left a little distracting and find they draw my eye away from the main focus other than that which is a small crit it rocks :highfive:
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:iconidunn09:
idunn09 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
wow...that's some proof of real talent..great!
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:iconxxthefullmetalxx:
XxTheFullMetalxX Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
Yay gandalf!
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:iconreubenteo:
reubenteo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007  Professional Photographer
This is really nice! Hope to see more from you
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:iconrainovermexico:
RainOverMexico Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
...Gandalf?
You just made my day :D
xo
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zeldaconnetion Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007  Student Writer
my...god... this is beautiful ive only seen such detail on one picture before... its just...wow
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:iconthe-underbum:
The-UnderBum Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
I LOVE this picture~ It is beautifully drawn!
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federicopyramid Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
YEAAAHH!!! It`s amazing!!
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:iconsomefreakylooknchick:
I love it. especially for the background
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:iconcaughtfallingup:
CaughtFallingUp Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
Ahh, so cool. =D
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:icondrakere:
DRAKERE Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
What can I say that has not already been said, very very nice. Wish I could take photo's as well as you draw.
Anyway great pic
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:iconkusanar:
Kusanar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
are you sure that's not a photo? Great job!
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:iconrevereor:
Revereor Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think they made a little political error when they called him "The White Wizard"...funny, though, that no one seemed to say anything.
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:iconpaula-mckagan:
Paula-McKagan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i.n.c.r.e.d.i.b.l.e
awesome job^^
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MrM4gic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
I have never seen Gandalf fanart before... Considering that he is one of the most interesting characters ever.
And when I saw this.. Instant fav.

You drew him spot on. Bravo.
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