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Aragorn by thewholehorizon Aragorn by thewholehorizon
Aragorn, son of Arathorn. Isildur's heir and king of Gondor.

Charcoal Pencil HB
White Gel Pen
Tortillon
Kneaded eraser

4x6"

Drawing time: about 2 hours

Reference is a screencap from Return Of The King
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Esther414 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
LOVE ARAGORN!!!!!!!!!
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RCris123 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Just the same here!
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Pedro-D Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This blows everything I have done so far out of the water you'll probably find them on Mount Kilimanjaro. Fantastic! my one big big big big question is how do you get those super thing white lines with an eraser (I'm assuming you use an eraser for them)
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:iconthewholehorizon:
thewholehorizon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's actually white gel pen, much more effective than trying to use an eraser
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Pedro-D Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats really freaking smart, I'm going to have to try that! Thanks so much!
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Wonderful work
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PokeLoverMeso Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing drawing.
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BaskingInTheSunshine Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness. Aragorn is my absolutely favorite character and this is wonderful!!! :) I love this so much :D
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Sorbetti Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Great job!
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Karaouq Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
..again wow i love this aragorn is one of my favs lol :D
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DemetersDaughter Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
I'm impressed.
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thewolfwalksalone Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012   General Artist
Woah.... amazing!
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weskerfreak105 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*_*! Sooo good!!
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You captured him very well :)
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LadyAnnatar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
wow *________________*
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OTheseHands Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
LotR! Ugh, awesome! His hair...it's just like his hair...You got him just right, he looks perfect!
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kaylen-lenore Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! this is great!
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MauricioKanno Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
impressive that you made it in just 2 hours!
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IndioBlack619 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.... GREAT!!!! 10/10
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thewholehorizon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!!
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DragonHunter10 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yeh lord of da rings. kwl omg love it
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thewholehorizon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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DragonHunter10 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D lol i luv LORD OF THE RING. I think frodo is some how cute
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Ze-Platygrapsus-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job !
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:iconthewholehorizon:
thewholehorizon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Wow
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thewholehorizon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:squee:
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wildwildLizzy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very wonderful rendition of Aragorn. I must admit that when I first saw the movie, I had a hard time with the character image in my head from reading the book 5000 times. but as I watched the movies a couple of times, I grew to appreciate the actor playing this role. You've captured the scruffily "ranger" look that he wore so well through out the movie. Nice job
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thewholehorizon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
it took me 6 months to get through the books ONCE haha. I had already seen the first one before I started so you know how that goes. I loved both, however, and I'm glad you like my rendition :D thanks so much!
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RaindropsOnRoses21 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He's my favourite! :D
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Amiacis Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
OH. MY. GOD. LOOKS SO REAL!!!!! :iconfavplz:
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:iconthewholehorizon:
thewholehorizon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!

love your sig by the way haha. I'm definitely guilty (long love Sirius!)
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Amiacis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
np & :P
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axel91370 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Amazing picture. Never got to much into lord of the rings, but I like the character.
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thewholehorizon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :) I'm definitely a diehard fan of everything LOTR. Even have a tattoo of the inscription from the One Ring on my arm haha
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axel91370 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I just could not get into it. I have no idea, that is the kind of novel I am working on. But, you are very welcome. =D
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happyeverafter Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
beautiful! What do you use a while gel pen for?!?
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thewholehorizon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :D

I mostly white gel pen in my portraits to add highlights to hair, but also cleaning up details around the eyes, and maybe faint reflected light along edges of things
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happyeverafter Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
That's a brilliant idea! I may have to try that sometime!
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thewholehorizon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah it got really frustrating always trying to retain such tiny areas of whitespace while working with the charcoal, then one day I was browsing some works of one of the artists i watch and saw that listed in their tools and I was like OMG GENIUS!! it doesn't get QUITE as bright as the original paper, so I still try to be careful not to get too dark in some areas, but sometimes it's just more practical to go back later and add the sharp highlights on top.
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happyeverafter Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Yeah that makes complete sense. I have a hard time remembering to keep my hand lifted, so even if I leave white highlights, my hand rubs graphite onto the spots; and you're right, you can never get it as white as the paper again.

But this is a great idea! Thank you so much for passing it along.
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