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December 24, 2012
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Gandalf Charcoal Drawing by JW-Jeong Gandalf Charcoal Drawing by JW-Jeong
I give you Santa, Gandalf!
Merry Christmas, friends and art-lovers!!

Gandalf / Charcoal & Conte on paper / 45.5 x 35cm
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I gave you 5 out 5 on everything because honestly this piece is beyond gorgeous. Your shading work is absolutely outstanding- the detail that was put into this piece really shows. You can see every line on his face, even some pores on his nose. I love the way you did the hair. Its a style I don't see very often but is very realistic. It seems that you shade everything-leaving no white spots but later come back over with a soft white pencil allowing you to add an incredible amount of detail.
The eyes in this work of art are very captivating- something that I find to be very important when it comes to drawing portraits. You see emotion behind his eyes and wonder what he is thinking, what he is feeling. Art that makes people think and makes people feel are the best pieces of art in my opinion.
Very Well done.
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headmasterfear Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is ENCORE! Super Realistic piece of art. :)
VH705 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
wow... that looks so great! how did you do the beard like that?
RowenaStormborn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks SO realistic, it creeped the hell out of me... (*Gandalf?You here*)
Brilliant work, really. Congratulations
shelleypalmer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely incredible. Words fail me. I saw this amongst someone's else's favourites and thought it was a photo. The eyes capture everything.
MissLehos Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is perfect, I  love the emotion, you have captured the actor's soul, his eyes are very soulfull, beautiful job, congratulations :)
M3ganK Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Beyond incredible! I can't believe I just found this! Amazing!
Spartannr1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You deserve a medal....
Enthropial Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Deblas Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Advice on chacoal brands and paper? mine have beeen misbehaving on the rainy season . Your work is awesome!
TheodenN Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Amazing stuff man.
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