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December 27, 2012
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The hobbit by francoclun The hobbit by francoclun
Peter Jackson is back in Middle-earth for another adventure three films long; I just saw the first movie and I liked it.
I started drawing on November 1 and I finished on december the 26. I worked on it for 110 hours. is certainly the most complex and challenging drawing I worked on. I was hoping to finish before the movie, but the effort was greater than I expected.
I suggest you look at the drawing in its original size, to capture the details.
Hope you like it

Pencil on watercolor paper Arches 300 gr
A3 size

I suggest you look at the drawing in its original size, to capture the details.
Hope you like it

The other 'Lord of the rigs' drawings'
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The detail is amazing, absolutely incredible! The shading is really really good! The shadows are perfect and the texture you've created is practically identical to that of real clothing, though Bilbo's shirt looks a little odd at the bottom - but, it's barely noticeable.

My only, you could say, criticism is that the expressions themselves could be a little more emotive as they look, to me, to be quite cold and blank (except for Bilbo). If you used a source photo, it could be that they did just look like that but, if it was just from memory I am incredibly incredibly impressed.

I also LOVED the movie! So, maybe I'm a little biased too. But, I think you did an amazing job!
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je suis d'accord avec evelynnight pour les expression (les regardes) des nains, ils paraissent trop sévères pour des nains alors qu'ils devraient plutôt s'amuser.
les cheveux et barbe d'Oin sont extraordinaires, de même pour son vêtement, on ressent la texture, c'est impressionnant.

vous êtes vraiment très talentueux, c'est toujours un plaisir de voir vôtre travail et d'attendre ce que vous aller poster sur ce site

[I agree with evelynnight for expression (look at them) dwarfs, they seem too severe for dwarfs while they should rather have fun.
Hair and beard of Oin are extraordinary, also for its garment, we feel the texture, it is impressive.

You are really very talented, it is always a pleasure to see yours work and to wait what to go to you to post on this site]
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MsMessyRoom 20 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful, you also needed 1 more comment to make 1000. Anyway,I love how you did the beards and food even the clothes.And all the tiny things like the buttons.WOW! :D
francoclun 11 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the kinds words. Sorry, you don't win anything for the comment n.1000, but I'm very grateful :D
francoclun 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope is a compliment :D :D ;:D
It is. Your art is awesome. :love:
Chazrobert Mar 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this is an amazing piece myself. I know this story very well, and only someone who does not would assume that the object in the dwarfs hand was anything but a pipe. Obviously it captures the nervousness of the hobbit at having these ghastly visitors in his hobbit-hole, which is one of the most iconic moments in the story. The level of detail is what lends to photo-realism in my opinion, it is quite obvious it is pencil and there would be no doubt if it were done in oil. The fact that it is done with graphite is what makes it special. The detail is actually almost hyper-realistic in the fact that the details are even more noticeable than the photo because it was drawn in pencil. There may be tiny differences from the actual photo, but that is why we call it a "reference". A photo "copy" costs ten cents and takes ten seconds to create.  This is an unbelievable achievement in the world of graphite, there are precious few who could match it. Five stars for everything that you wanted from this work of art, which anyone would be happy to call their own.
francoclun Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you and sorry for the late reply. Your comment is a real review, and I'd like to be able to speak and write English with greater mastery to be able to answer appropriately.
I love Tolkien, I love the books in first place, but I find that Jackson has done a great job and that the decision to collaborate with the great drawers who have always lived in a Tolkien's world is entirely justified. So this is a kind of virtuous circle: from the book to the images, from images to movies, from movie to images and from images to the script (your comments) :D
goodiesbasket Feb 9, 2014  Professional Writer
jesus christ
francoclun Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D :D :D
shonechacko Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your drawings are floating all over the internet…
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