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Gandalf by DryJack Gandalf by DryJack
Gandalf painting. Acrylic on canvas.
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Eltair Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist
what others do with oil, you do it with acrylic. Damn . Good!
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0elis Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Great details ! 
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FideIdess Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Perfect   :D
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Kinko-White Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's just gorgeous, amazing painting...:heart:
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AngelicFruitcake267 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Fantastic Job!
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enigmaticworld Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gandalf had grey or white robes... not purple XD He's in Merlin style yayz
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FoolofaTook97 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OH. MY. GOSH. !!!!!!! AHHHHHHH!!!!!!! THIS IS SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CANT BELIEVE YOU PAINTED THAT!!!!!!!!! XD I THOUGHT IT WAS A PHOTO UNTIL I KEPT READING!!!!!!!! WOAH!!!!!!!!! YAY FOR GANDALF!!!!!!!!
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DryJack Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much (and thanks for the fave). I loved painting this.
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FoolofaTook97 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you are sooo good at it! you need to paint more of the fellowship!
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owlcolors Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
AMAZING.
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:icondryjack:
DryJack Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you
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Da--Master Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
This is damned impressive; every highlight, shadow, detail, color, compositional element, and technique method works. This captures that air of realism that I consider to be the Holy Grail of art almost to the tee. And so smooth that I though this to be watercolor instead of the damn mess of acrylic.

Pray tell, how do you accomplish such pristine and accurate skin tones? I can hardly get such things right myself.
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DryJack Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the comment. I start skin with the darkest areas first and then build up to the highlights. I then paint a series of very thin washes over the top. Often I need to repaint the darkest or lightest areas. The washes help to bind everything together and give a smooth finish. I repeat this process untill I'm happy. Hope this helps (I'm not very good at explaining stuff, lol).
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Da--Master Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
I see; start with the shadows and flesh it out from there. I try a different method of shadows on top of skin tones, like how it is in real life. But my difficulties come from trying to properly achieve said tones; what blend of colors do you use to achieve such mastery?
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DryJack Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Hello mate. Using Gandalf as an example, I used burnt sienna, burnt umber and cadmium red for the darker areas and various mixes of white, red and yellow ochre for the lighter areas. Obviously, depending on the tone you want to achieve this would change (sometimes blue needs to be mixed in or even black for shadows) but red, white and yellow ochre are always the main colours I use for skin. The great thing with acrylics is that if the skin is too red for instance, a few thin washes of light yellow (for example) can change the tone without repainting everything. Hope this helps.
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Da--Master Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Thanks, mate! I'll be certain to retain such information provided the compelling need for it arise. You advice bears resemblance to the primary mode I employ to achieve desired tonality, albeit I formulate the base epidermal tones by using yellow ocher in accompaniment with just enough cobalt violet to muddy it's hue to the gentle browns in human skin, followed by proper allocations of burnt umber vermilion red, titanium white and lamp black where necessary. (I also have a limited supply of varying colors.)

I was wondering, may I inquire for you critique on works I have painted in the past? If you would be so generous, the links provided below are in chronological order by most recent.

[link] [link] [link]

Oh, and I humbly submit my sincere apologies for the excessive delay in my reply.
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Another stunning artwork!!!! :love:
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:icondryjack:
DryJack Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
very welcome
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MissingMyMind Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
You are so talented... Seriously, these paintings are badass! :D :D :love:
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DryJack Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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PhaseChan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011   General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful work. Amazing detail on the hair!
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DryJack Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much (and thanks for faving)
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LizDouceFolie Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! magnifique !
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DryJack Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much (and thanks for faving)
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LizDouceFolie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
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devonhants Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic.
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Rahona Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Very nicely done :)
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Amadeo-Amadeo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow, cool! :D
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:icondryjack:
DryJack Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks (and thanks for the fave)
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Ravenclaw-Vampire Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student General Artist
ahh love this! :heart:
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DryJack Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you (and thanks for faving)
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Ravenclaw-Vampire Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student General Artist
you're welcome! :D
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GamgeeFest Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Perfect!
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DryJack Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
Cheers
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SSITechie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the textures!
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:icondryjack:
DryJack Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks (and thanks for faving)
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XToraChanX Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Wow :O, just wow.
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DryJack Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks
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babsartcreations Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DryJack Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks (and thanks for faving)
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babsartcreations Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome :D
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! It's so realistic. I love all the strands of hair
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:icondryjack:
DryJack Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot. I'm glad you like it
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RoseDarkDragoon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The light is perfect :O!
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DryJack Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you
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RodGallery Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ow, nice man, very nice!!!:)
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DryJack Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks mate. This one was always one of my favourites.
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Giselle-M Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
This beautiful work is being featured here: [link]
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DarkCalamity Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this made my jaw hit the floor..
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