Gandalf the White by xar

Gandalf the White

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Added: Aug 18, 2002
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I was inspired to draw this one by a comment at the other Gandalf picture. Juliet asked me to try Gandalf the White - and it was a good idea Smile This time I only used normal colored pencils at the main object, for the background I used oil pastel. It's on a dark blue paper with some digital overwork on a later point.

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xar's picture

due to green light it is...

Guest's picture

That is rather "Gandalf the Green" Smile
However, very fine.

xar's picture

Thank you very much. It's sure one of my best Gandalf-pics I did until now. But I overworked it a little on PC after drawing and scanning in..

Guest's picture

Wow! Very beautiful picture. It reminds me of John Howe's depiction of Gandalf. You're very talented!

xar's picture

Thank you very much for that nice comment, Rebecca! In fact, there are several mistakes on the pic who bother me today. But I'm happy there are people liking it anyway Smile

lostspirit's picture

Wow! I cant believe more people havent comented on this! I think I'm in love! This is truly amazing-one of the best artists on the site in my opinion:) wow:) lol-thats all i can say!

xar's picture

Thanks Nicolas! You are right. In fact, I am an AD&D Fantasy guy, and it physically hurts me if I see a wizard with a sword. But - it's Gandalf, and he has a Sword. And there definitely are a lot of things who could be better effected, no question! That's how to learn...

Guest's picture

I think the environment is very surreal in form. and I like the mood it gives the painting. I dont think though the sword fits well into the composition. It in a sense negates the mood you are trying to achieve.
I really like way the Cloak and tree blend into the background distortion but i feel you could have found other ways, appart from the sword to show the characters "resistance."

xar's picture

Thank you very much! In fact, I'm a little proud as well =D I had a very good day. I tried more like this but it never came back. Perhaps it will, some day..

Guest's picture

this is by far the best gandalf pic ever!! it is soooo cool

xar's picture

Thanks, Serge! Would be an idea, let's see. But due to our project, you know that I'll spend most of my free time to draw therefore, so could be it will take some time until I create new epilogue-images. But if I do, I'll remember that comment Smile

Guest's picture

well u did an even better job then with gandalf the grey for me .. Smile really really good ... i love the background very much ... just keep on and ,well what about trying an evil character :-?
Saruman the traitor and yet the wise and leader of the wizards council ?!

xar's picture

Thank you, Isabelle!

bella's picture

You did a good job with the lightening effect, and the whole drawing for that matter. Smile

Art at its best.