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Thranduil - Lee Pace by arthawk87 Thranduil - Lee Pace by arthawk87
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Awesome Lee Pace as Thranduil, King of Mirkwood (and father of Legolas ... how weird is that?!). I don't know how many actually like Thranduil, after all; so far he hasn't done much to deserve being liked. But asdfghjkl he's one of my favourite, if not the favourite! I was thrilled to see him having a larger role in The Hobbit 2, and I'm hoping for an even larger one in the final part of the trilogy. Lee Pace has been on my radar ever since I saw him in The Resident, but now I've also seen him in a few other movies and I fascinated by him, he's such a great actor!

There are a few issues with the proportion, and I'm not sure if he looks much like Lee Pace here, but nevertheless, I'm happy with it. Drawing the fabric and the hair was OK (although at the time I didn't think so) because I wasn't trying to copy the details from the ref, but with the wooden crown ... :faint: ... I just started to improvise at some point. But like I said; I like it.

A little tip for everyone who's drawing with white (and grey) coloured pencils on black paper: If you also use a black coloured pencil (for, like, fixing mistakes), NEVER! EVER! draw over it again with the white (or grey) one because it turns blue-ish! I was so shocked when that happened, although I think I was able to fix more or less (I still removed the colour from the drawing in PS ...). Yep, so ... just bear that in mind *makes mental note to self*.

Now on to the usual stuff.

Time: Ughh ... I guess about 15-20 hours? No idea. I have been drawing several hours per day for several days.
Size: DIN A4-sized paper
Materials:
:bulletblack: Smooth black paper for presentation / chalk illustration from CANSON
:bulletblack: F graphite pencil for sketching
:bulletblack: White, light grey, dark grey, and black coloured pencils
:bulletblack: Tint white acryl paint for highlights
:bulletblack: Other: Kneadable eraser, fixative
Reference: Screenshot from The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

Critiques and comments are welcome. Thanks for having a look.



This drawing is also on my tumblr: arthawk87.tumblr.com/post/7557…


And here's my other painting of LP:
The Fall - Lee Pace by arthawk87
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AloiInTheSky Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What a piece of beauty oh my~ Well he's himself a piece of beauty <3
I so adore the light on his nose and lips O_o
And the texture of his robes oh my~ So well done
I love it (and I love him)
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ArtKosh Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016   Traditional Artist
the contrast of black paper and white strokes makes Majestic King more majestic ever! 
So impressive work! :star:
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Ysydora Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Great la in love work!! 
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ihni Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
You know, this piece still makes me drool from time to time ...
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thranduil makes me drool, too. ;-)

(And thanks!)
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:iconmenkhar:
Menkhar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconnislande:
Nislande Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His hair looks fantastic, it falls perfectly on his shoulders :) Great work!!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :-)
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love all the little details! :heart:
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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:iconartkosh:
ArtKosh Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
Emote king - :emoteking: The King!
and he spreads his power even through the artwork! Gorgeous!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you! :hug:
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ArtisticAfflare Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Did it take you, like, three hours to finish the shading on the upper lip?
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
Nope, that only took me 'bout 80 minutes.

I'm a slow drawer. :-)
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ArtisticAfflare Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
That was a Napoleon Dynamite reference.
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Granted, I don't know who or what Napoleon Dynamite is, but I got that you weren't being serious :-) (btw, neither was I ... except for the part of being a slow drawer! I could never do commissions because I'm slower than a herd of snails traveling through peanut butter :D).
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ninjamuffin101 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
fantastic. well done!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :cuddle:
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:iconelyjhardy:
elyJHardy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
OMG! O_O Lovely
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :cuddle:
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:iconelyjhardy:
elyJHardy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome^^ I love your work
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
:hug:
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
OOoooh, look at that crown and coat! So many details! Such precision [even tho you say you didn't do the exact copy of the photo, it looks like as you did :giggle:]. Love the fabric, it's so shiny, it has a royal look. Great job on the hair as well, I like the tiny single hair. The detail of the face is also impressive.
However, the crown remains to be my fav part of your drawing :heart:

Have you seen Lee in Pushing Daisies? He's way toooo adorable in it. The series itself is very cute [yet odd and tacky sometimes :giggle:], but unfortunately they cancelled it after 2 short seasons :(
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LotsOfLowe Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Amazing job!! 
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :cuddle:
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I-dontLikeUsernames Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work. I love the details *O* especially his lips they look fantastic
Thranduil is definitely one of my favourite characters in the hobbit - I don't know why I like him that much, but his appearance is just.. wow. And you captured him perfectly
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, I really appreciate it! :cuddle:
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Emmillustrate Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
aside from the fact that this is very lovely, my favorite part about it is the little details. I especially love the fly aways, it gives the drawing a feeling of suddenness. Like Thranduil just stepped into the frame. :)


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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you for having a look. I always try to add as many details as possible (that is, if I have the time and patience ;)). I'm glad to hear they don't go by unnoticed.
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Emmillustrate Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
For sure. I can tell you really have great instinct for how to bring to life the character you are drawing, bravo!
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Aw thank you :hug:!
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JavaBeanJohnny Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why is a photo in the drawings section!? I swear it looks like a photo. I know its a drawing but but but but its so reeeal
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Ahaha, thank you. :cuddle:
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous, you've done an amazing job in capturing him.  The glint of light off his shoulder, his hair shines... it's just beautiful work.
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for this lovely comment! :cuddle:
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: You're most welcome
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ksiyha Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist
fantastic)))
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :cuddle:
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Eluany Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful portrait :aww:
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :cuddle:
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Stagsleap Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I've seen a lot of B&W drawings of Thrandy, but this one stands out above the rest! I love how much of the black has been left in the drawing.

And LOTS of people adore Thranduil. If you take a gander on Tumblr, you'll see. Or, this video sums up the fandom pretty well. ;)
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your lovely comment. I like leaving things in the shade, thus I search for pictures with high contrasts and also a lot of black.

Yeah, I noticed people drawing party Thrandy a lot, I guess I just felt that other characters are being taken more seriously. Thanks for the link. :-)
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Jupiterlyght Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic Job!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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TgirlValentine Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Great work! I adore lee pace and ...probably because of him, I LOVE thranduil. (it's been eons since i've read the novel so I can't really recall if I liked him before that.)
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Same here; I read the books (well, only The Hobbit plus The Lord of the Rings trilogy) before the movies came out, and now I'm having a hard time remembering what will happen next (although I still know some of the ending). I don't think that I really gave Thranduil much thought, though ... but Lee Pace is the best Thranduil there could ever have been! And thank you, happy to hear you like it! :cuddle:
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TgirlValentine Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
exactly! Lee pace brought a life to a character that was otherwise forgettable in the novels! Did you know that thranduil is the only elf we really know that hasn't left middle earth? crazy!
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floresbanuelos Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG so beautiful O3O
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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