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Weekly sketch - Gandalf by AndyIomoon Weekly sketch - Gandalf by AndyIomoon
A component of my February painting (which may now become my March painting - see my blog for details :) ).

The horse is sloping too much and I don't think I will bother with the decorative stuff hanging from the horse, as much as I dig all the folds - anyone know what you call that "stuff" btw?

And I wish I had started drawing further down the page as I would have liked to include the top of Gandalf's hat and his staff... nevermind.

Picture Bilbo riding on a pony beside him and some dwarves on ponies receding into the distance on the right and you will have an idea of the composition I have in mind. Or visit my blog for a thumbnail.

hehheh, yes - there will be many more shameless plugs for my blog to come!
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:iconsketcherjak:
Brilliant! I love your pencil work! I must go off to see more.
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AndyIomoon Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man - appreciate it :)
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:iconsketcherjak:
you are ever so welcome. Thank you for sharing!
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Boggleboy Feb 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I love sketches done of the Middle Earth mythos more than I do finished paintings I think. This is lovely my friend.
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AndyIomoon Feb 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Kevin. I must admit to a preference for sketches too - they are often more raw and closer to the mind's image.. certainly for me they are. I have Alan Lee's collection of pencil sketches from the LOTR and it is an amazing, inspiring book.
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Boggleboy Feb 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I find them somehow....softer and more...like the misty dreams from which many of my own ideas spring. I get so tired of the over-polished, overproduced- of which the US is a prime offender- and the overdeveloped nature of things these days. It's my primary gripe with most CG stuff being done: not everything needs to shine like polished chrome. And I love Alan Lee- both his art and the man- he seems such a gentle and soft spoken soul.
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AndyIomoon Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree - Alan Lee is a gem :)
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:iconironhenry:
Hey! Pretty cool! Middle Earth is just the best place to play with a pencil :nod:
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AndyIomoon Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man - it sure is. I am in the middle of a huge melancholy bout to do with all things Tolkien at the moment. Been watching the LOTR appendices over and over again lately and taking turns being inspired and horribly depressed that I was not a part of the creative process!!
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Boggleboy Feb 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I had to comment on this as well as this piece: I know what you mean! I thought I was the only one who watched the appendices with a mix of wonder and loning sorrow that I was not- and most likely never will be- a part of something like the LOTR epic.
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