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I am Gandalf...the White by mach5 I am Gandalf...the White by mach5
Yet another in a long string of the drawings from photos.

I've begun to diversify my toolkit a bit, in addition to the various graphite pencils between 7H and 5B, I've added compressed charcoal pencils, carbon pencils, and mechanical pencils in various hardnesses.

I've also finally given in to everyone's suggestions of grabbing a putty eraser, and I wish I'd caved earlier. I snagged a few chamois as well.

Drawn on high-grain cheapass drawing paper, roughly 8"x12", scanned at 900 dpi, levels and color adjusted, as well as having some color added.

Suitable for printing up to 24"x36". Not that anyone would want one.

Anyways, I'm really happy how this turned out, even though, yet again, when compared side by side with the reference photo, it's very hard to figure out where the fuck I went wrong in all the proportions. As opposed to my usual meticulous measuring and layout procedures before drawing, I totally winged this one, so it's suprising anything lines up at all.
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astera Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2004   Writer
this is the best one so far, you are really improving :) gandalf + mach = one happy jilly.
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mach5 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2004
Awww, you're too kind. I think it's a few steps down from my Jennifer Garner one, but that's me. I plan on spending at least 15 to 20 hours on my next drawing, so hopefully it'll be mucho mucho better.
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DemonCountess Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this one...it's great!!! ;)
*blessed be*
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phalis Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2004
this is very real
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hlltwin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2004
Wow! Look almost like a photograph iself.
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cyberjag Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2004
Fantastic! :)
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