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The Shire

Apr 27 2007, 12:19am

Post #1 of 5 (341 views)
Gandalf Can't Post

This is Gandalf looking at The Ring. Please tell me your thoughts.

"You shall not PASS!!!!!!!!!!" ( my favorite part in lotr:fotr)

Aunt Dora Baggins

Apr 27 2007, 8:20pm

Post #2 of 5 (187 views)
I really like his eyes. [In reply to] Can't Post

They look old and wise and thoughtful and careworn, just like Gandalf's eyes should look. Very nice. I also like his hand. It's kind of big, and that may be perspective, but to me it symbolizes something I'm having a hard time putting into words, about the size of his responsibility in the world, and his willingness to work for the good. Very nice portrait!

"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
Chance Meeting at Rivendell: a Tolkien Fanfic
and some other stuff I wrote...
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Forum Admin / Moderator

May 7 2007, 4:26am

Post #3 of 5 (159 views)
I agree with Aunt Dora [In reply to] Can't Post

about those eyes: they're very expressive. I also like that little curve of worry in his mouth.

Is this pencil? You might want to consider moving the rim of his hat, the part to the right of his staff, up a bit, so it has more of a "flow" over his forehead.


"And when Sam heard that he laughed aloud for sheer delight, and he stood up and cried: 'O great glory and splendour! And all my wishes have come true!'"

The Shire

May 7 2007, 7:12pm

Post #4 of 5 (179 views)
Pencil [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes this is pencil and ill try to use some of your ideas next time I do something like this.

The Road Goes Ever On.._________________ <- (road)

Frodo Baggins

Jul 20 2011, 8:06pm

Post #5 of 5 (129 views)
nop [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't like it Gandalf looks too cartooney. sorry.


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