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Sir Ian Mckellen by HyperionDreams Sir Ian Mckellen by HyperionDreams
..::Sir Ian McKellen::..

His work has spanned genres from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. He is known for film roles such as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Magneto in the X-Men films, and as Sir Leigh Teabing in The Da Vinci Code.


A present for :iconacjub: done in graphite.
She reacted on my journal [link] about 2012



Pencils used: Staedtler Mars Lumographs : 2H-B8
Drawn in about 60 hours on an A3 Bristol.
A bit more contrast due to the scanning, but this digital scan looks very close to the original drawing.


Click below for the WIP overview
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ASSOLUTAMENTE MERAVIGLIOSO....
Di solito non ho problemi a distinguere una fotografia da un ritratto, ma qui è davvero difficile. Hai usato una cura per i dettagli davvero all'altezza di una macchina fotografica. Se l'avessi presentato come una fotografia, ti assicuro che molti ci avrebbero creduto. Ci sono quei due dettagli che fanno capire che è un ritratto, ma non mi sogno affatto di menzionarli.... tutta l'attenzione la merita il soggetto, perfettamente immortalato nella classica espressione dell'anziano meditativo. Stupende sfumature anche tra i capelli; sembra quasi di poterli contare uno ad uno. Le rughe e le crepe della pelle sono riprodotte con grandissima cura: forse un po troppo accentuate le linee della fronte, ma non si nota nemmeno, anche perché bisogna tener conto dell'eta del soggetto, e quindi quelle linee possono essere più che realistiche. Sei un grande artista, al pari di molti altri che hanno lasciato il loro nome nella storia dell'arte. Qualcuno dice che gli artisti diventano grandi e famosi solo dopo morti. Rifiuto categoricamente tale filosofia, e dico che un grande artista va apprezzato per quello che fa, e bisogna farlo quando è vivo, affinché possa sentirti. E io ne approfitto subito: CONGRATULAZIONI!!! Hai molto da dare all'arte, e grazie di averci reso partecipe del tuo dono. Continua, sei grande! ;)
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MCC-2 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist
absolutely amazing! I adore him ;)
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Thanks :-)
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:iconxzendor7:
xzendor7 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013   Digital Artist
This Is A Fantastic Portrait - You Are Truly Talented.
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Thanks
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sadeepzode Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic.....
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Thanks
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leodaroy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Outstanding.
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Thank you
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:iconleodaroy:
leodaroy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Welcome.
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Aline96 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just ... AWESOME :o
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Thanks :-)
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love: Featured here: [link]
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:iconlittleangel224:
LittleAngel224 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
WOW! It's perfect...
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Thanks
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:icon95x:
95x Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Your best one in my opinion. Phenomenal.
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Thank you, my first portrait....
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:icon95x:
95x Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
how do you get the darks so that the tooth of the paper doesn't peek through? my jim morrison portrait had that and it was annoying =/
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Very smooth paper, so no tooth, and a B8 pencil
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:icon95x:
95x Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
do you use bristol paper?
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Canson Bristol Smooth
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:icon95x:
95x Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
alright thanks alot man. if you have any tips on your hyper realism techniques feel free to share. id kill to draw like you. you're pictures are sick
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EndlessDrama Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Very very good!
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Thanks ;-)
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:iconcupidsgun71:
cupidsgun71 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you achieve the pores in the skin, circulism?
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
circulism, points, and regular drawing.... and usage of an eraser
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:iconcupidsgun71:
cupidsgun71 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"points?" What is that technique? I am new to this style of drawing.
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Just drawing small points or dots for creating shadows and depth
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:iconcupidsgun71:
cupidsgun71 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh cool, thanks!
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:iconmilokenha:
milokenha Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!!
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Thank you
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SarahMNomani Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great work... just love the details
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you :-)
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SarahMNomani Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome :)
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anibalarriola Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
nice work!
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thanks
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist
...gorgous portrait,fantastic work:iconbravoplz::iconsparklyplz:,execllent expression!:iconiloveit-plz:
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Thanks
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist
:iconnoproblemplz:
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work... send you a request of my group :iconsoulcollectors:
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Thanks
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
always my pleasure :love:
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AshleyMarieArt Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
totally amazing!
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Thanks :-)
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:iconfranznacion:
FranzNacion Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job. There is so much detail on the skin.
How do you draw white hair? Do you just erase?
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Thank you, yes, just use an eraser
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Yes, a light layer of graphite, and then use an eraser, in combination with a darker tone of graphite
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FranzNacion Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for answering.
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kennyc Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Excellent work! I might however de-emphasize the distinctness of the pores just a bit as it almost make this look like a pointillism drawing.

Keep up the great work!
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:iconhyperiondreams:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Thanks
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paulmellor Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
looks great... :)
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