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Gandalf Charcoal Drawing by JW-Jeong Gandalf Charcoal Drawing by JW-Jeong
I give you Santa Cl...no, 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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MottledSoul Featured By Owner 5 days ago
That's a lot of detail! Great work on this!
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Sunken-nautilus Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Just amazing work.
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SketchyImages Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exceptional work!!!! 🙀
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely wonderful!
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Domenique2 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow!
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SirDoughnut Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Artist
You shall not pass! But seriously, awesome drawing! Keep up the great work!
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headmasterfear Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is ENCORE! Super Realistic piece of art. :)
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VH705 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
wow... that looks so great! how did you do the beard like that?
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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
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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.
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:iconmisslehos:
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 :)
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:iconm3gank:
M3ganK Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Beyond incredible! I can't believe I just found this! Amazing!
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Spartannr1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You deserve a medal....
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:iconenthropial:
Enthropial Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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:icondeblas:
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!
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:icontheodenn:
TheodenN Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Amazing stuff man.
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:iconmarycloe:
MaryCloe Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow amazing :)
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:iconmicahime:
Micahime Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist
This photo reminds me of the cover of "The Giver" :)
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fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student General Artist
:rofl::XD: Santa clause:XD::lol:
;P Really great job! Very realistic. :nod: What type of conte do you use? :D
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:iconhellohailey:
HelloHailey Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student General Artist
you need to do Dumbledore!
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:iconcybersorrow:
Cybersorrow Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's just ... oh man ...
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:iconyokugan:
Yokugan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
WOW! Incrivel! Ficou muito lindo.
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sonofthesnow Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
like.
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:iconaukate:
aukate Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
just amazing. i have so much to learn just by observation. thank you..
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thingsthatscream Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
awesome man
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I absolutely love subtleness of the lighting. Just looks so natural! His face shows so much emotion. Can't stop looking!
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:iconlastwarrior14:
lastwarrior14 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Simply, WOW...
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:iconelidor1984:
elidor1984 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
amazing
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:iconelidor1984:
elidor1984 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
amazing
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:iconmomsefine:
momsefine Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW
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:iconlyra-elante:
Lyra-Elante Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You put Leonardo da Vinci to shame.
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:iconkoori-mori:
koori-mori Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its stunning 0o0
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DaCaci Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist
:O
.... WOW. great work!!!
question. Is done with a table, bamboo, wacom or with pencil its hard to tell
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DaCaci Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist
i mean not hard to tell but somehings are hard to believe lol. nice work againg
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comcody336 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it was drawn with charcoal (just like it says in the title)
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DaCaci Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist
O_O ...... Oh... Thats right .. lol didn't saw it lmao
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comcody336 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:B
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:iconmissfrazzle:
MissFrazzle Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Artist
It's Dumbledore!!!!
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:iconfusionsbywhelan:
fusionsbywhelan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is incredible work! I'm in awe!
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h-r158 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   General Artist
amazing ><
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:iconmelanie-j-howle:
Melanie-J-Howle Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I thought it was Dumbledore from harry potter but still amazing work!
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:iconzusse:
zusse Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're amazing..
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DatRainbowz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this real life?


Still, a very nice piece of art. I'd give it a 5/5 but i am too nervous to write a Critique. Still very nice. Can't wait to see your other pieces! :D
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Flavioroberto9 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
it's hard believe that's not a photo!
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HungaristARTtista Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fascinating! No, I can't express myself in english... lenyűgöző a precízitása az összes művednek, az, ahogy formába öntöd s amilyen részletesen azt ki is dolgozod...egyszerűen mesésen gyönyörű :)
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miguelzuppo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional
Amazing artwork!
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TamiTw Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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mine looks dumb compared to this! I don't even remember favouriting it, so i unfavourited it and favourited it again. lmao
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N0rks Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the different textures (skin, eyes) here. Everything looks so real and alive. :heart: Amazing job!
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Avndrea Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
wow
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:iconlordranny:
lordranny Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THE MOST PERFECT drawing I have laid my eyes on.

BURNING with Jealousy :P
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