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Gandalf the Grey by Gold-Seven Gandalf the Grey by Gold-Seven
This one was painted back in October, as a commission for a Christmas present for the client's brother - so I can only share it now :) 

Painted with Schmincke and Daniel Smith watercolours on Canson Montval paper, A3 size. 

See the walkthrough here: goldseven.wordpress.com/2013/1…

Follow me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheArtOfJenny…
Or on tumblr: goldseven.tumblr.com/


The commissioner gave me one of the most awesome surprises when he filmed his brother's reaction upon unwrapping this one. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksbgud… His account can be found on dA: *The-Wizard-of-Art


 Thorin Oakenshield by Gold-Seven The Elvenking by Gold-Seven There and back again... by Gold-Seven 
Lastly, thank you for not discussing the "Hobbit" movie(s)! :3


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:iconcalucifer13:
Calucifer13 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
!!! Phenomenal !!!
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Rearda Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful image!  I hope you don't mind, but I shared your Youtube link on The Tolkien Society facebook page, as it made me happy.
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NolweNamiel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Very nice!  It's so nice to see Gandalf not looking like Ian McKellan .....  Hug 
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love Ian McKellen as Gandalf, and it's okay if it shows - but this is still my Gandalf. :)
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
 A fine rendition of Mithrandir and I particularly admire those eyebrows - you just can't draw a good Gandalf if you neglect to give him eyebrows that could out-fuzz a caterpillar! 
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:iconalekgorn:
alekgorn Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
perfect

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:iconmrsdocholliday:
MrsDocHolliday Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

gosh, it's so beautiful!

 

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:iconartabstraction:
ARTabstraction Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow, that's gorgeous!!
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Dulliros Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ich hab mich schon gewundert, wo er bleibt ;-)
Mir gefällt an diesem Bild, wie er trotz seiner entspannten Haltung skeptisch und wachsam in die Welt blickt.
:+fav:
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WillFactorMedia Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Photographer
Awesome work! Well, all your work is awesome, which is why I've been watching you for the past half decade, but I really think you captured Gandalf's essence well. :D
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SofiiJovii Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Soooo cool! :D 
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Muse-ical Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
I was watching a Tolkien documentary and they talked about how Tolkien wanted to write the mythology and the stories so that others could take up the mantle and produce art and music and adapted stories to carry on the legacy that he began. For a time, he lost hope that everything he ever dreamed of would be lost. He didn't believe there was an audience for his work. My first thought was of your art; how happy he would be if he knew. So thank you for all of this, and for indulging my sentimentality. 
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flyingfish98 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014

Aah, I had wondered why the walkthrough disappeared off your blog.


It's brilliant, and captures some of Gandalf's many aspects; no wonder the commissioner and recipient were so stoked. 

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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice depiction!!
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:iconzayrot:
Zayrot Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student General Artist
You have a very beautiful, clear watercolour style! :)
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Zayrot Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Haha, okay. I just got onto a rondom profile and mistook her favorites for her deaviations. here I thought, woah, looks like gold-sevens stuff. blimey... :D
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arinhelmellaide Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
This is beautiful! It looks exactly like what I imagined Gandalf when my mom used to read the Hobbit to me!
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ChasingShadowsPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Photographer
This is just gorgeous! You're such an amazing artist.
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:iconphur-eak:
Phur-eak Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do use a scanner to upload your paintings? 
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes :)
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Ragamortelar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Love it how the smoke from the pipe goes towards the mountains... And yeah, beautiful work. Gandalf rocks. :happybounce: 
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Firnen99 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was quick looking through my messages and at this painting I stopped. I looked at it and said wow this is amazing... wait isn't that jennys style and it was :D perfectly well done 
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Celeblessil Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Wonderful, as always <3
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:iconlonemtnwolf:
Lonemtnwolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My gosh, you should sell this as a print on here. I would buy it :aww:
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:iconjack-the-panda:
Jack-the-Panda Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Fantastic and definitely not a conjurer of cheap tricks! :P
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:iconndrn:
NdrN Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Wonderful!
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diogenes-von-wien Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Also, der kommt in die Sammlung :+fav:
Und Du hast bei mir Glück, ich hab keinen Hobbit gesehen :D
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:iconnoe-izumi:
Noe-Izumi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing, Jenny!
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:iconsterys:
Sterys Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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:iconjessicamv:
Jessicamv Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this style!
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:iconlucius-phoenix:
lucius-phoenix Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
my god what nice watercolors.
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Very good artwork. :nod:
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:iconmarethyn:
Marethyn Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
D'awwwww.... and just as I ran past him in the game. Perfect timing and perrrfect painting
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
I CAN'T discuss the movies! I'd get BANNED for that sort of language. This is an exquisite, thoughtful portrait. Tolkien didn't leave much room for doubt on his appearance.
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Chepseh Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
"I CAN'T discuss the movies! I'd get BANNED for that sort of language."
:giggle:
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:iconbarbareola:
Barbareola Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
I think that is the best painting I've seen from you and that is saying something!
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:iconsparrowcrazy:
sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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batwinged-squirrel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Gorgeous! I love the colors and textures!
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:iconcalicozak:
calicozak Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Very Good, Gandalf fits in very well with your style.
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:icon6jordon6:
6jordon6 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice.
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alekgorn Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] 
makes my version look like  shit :(
alekgorn.deviantart.com/art/Ga…
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SeverelyLupine Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Very nice!
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teazuko Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty work
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:iconfayuu:
Fayuu Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your watercolours skills are mindblowing :love:
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:iconnekonahisaki:
NekonaHisaki Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a lovely present!
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:iconbaneeden:
BaneEden Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this, nice work! :love:
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Which have even less connection to the book than the movie trilogy to the LOTR.  But a good romp, nonetheless.  :D
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Killah-KiKi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
8D I'm in love with this image!!!! So much detail!! I could never achieve as such with watercolours, sadly :c
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:iconmarzipanzers:
Marzipanzers Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm blown away...I can almost smell pipe smoke!
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:icontwilightlinkjh:
twilightlinkjh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is brilliant, you must do more~
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