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Albus Dumbledore by SilentKW Albus Dumbledore by SilentKW
Holyyyyyy crap. This took me so long. I really wish it hadn't, but that's real life for ya. I've been working full-time during the summer at an amusement park....I was not amused, and it sucks ass. Worked 7-9 hrs a day, 5 days a week. Ugh. So I've barely been able to get any drawing or guitar playing in. Oh well, such is life.

So, you should all know who this man is. If not, where have you been?

I started this drawing right after seeing the Harry Potter movie, for the first time :p I loved it, and I was totally moved by Michael Gambon's performance as Dumbledore. He brought tears to my eyes many times during that film. Especially the scene in the cave when he battles the inferi, he looked magnificent with his last burst of strength. Gah! I could go on forever.

Anywho, hope you all enjoy this drawing, because despite the horror of actually doing all the detail, I really like this one :)


Time:....very, very long.
Materials: graphite pencils on bristol
Ref: An amazing poster from the film. Original images belong to WB, not mine, yadda yadda yadda, u get the gist. I wouldn't be working as a carny if I did own any of the original shit :p


Remember when you were young,
You shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now there's a look in your eyes,
Like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
You were caught on the crossfire
Of childhood and stardom,
Blown on the steel breeze.
Come on you target for faraway laughter,
Come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!

You reached for the secret too soon,
You cried for the moon.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Threatened by shadows at night,
And exposed in the light.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Well you wore out your welcome
With random precision,
Rode on the steel breeze.
Come on you raver, you seer of visions,
Come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!

Nobody knows where you are,
How near or how far.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Pile on many more layers
And I'll be joining you there.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
And we'll bask in the shadow
Of yesterday's triumph,
And sail on the steel breeze.
Come on you boy child,
You winner and loser,
Come on you miner for truth and delusion, and shine!

- Shine on You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd

I listened to this song non-stop while drawing this
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
Stunning!  :love:
Mashedo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Truly Amazing!
Scarlett-23 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Still my fave pencil drawing ever!
Razzor93 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i m impresed :D
BowlFreak Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
u did a great job on this....i'm sure the hair was a would've been for me that's for sho
icyguitar Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
This is amazing!! The best drawing of Dumbledore I've seen...
prismacolorjessie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
Very nice
Metallicax3 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Wow! This is brilliant!
plimsole Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
holy shit!!!!!!!!!
ZombieDeathKick Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
LittleSmilee Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
amazing, amazing ;D
WichedGirl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Wow...Just wow... :jawdrop:
CamitheGhost Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
HOLY. HOLY. HOLY. This. Is. Breathtaking.
amir-gallery Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Artist
can i ask you how you have worked on high light? just eraser?

thank you so much..
amir-gallery Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Artist
hello dear artist
your works are very profesional ...
i like them very much...
linbrush Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
BUK2 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
AralisJ Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SeChoOo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
hello kristin , i m trying to draw your "dumbledore " and i believe you when you say it took you a long time !!! cause it s taking me more time than you i think :) but i m doing good , a little darker but good anyway !! i want you to know that i m a really a big fan of your draws
congratulations from france and keep making us admirating your art
beachelf Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
:iconthumbsupplz: Excellent!
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, Your wonderful work has been featured in my journal here [link] [and welcome to my contest if you're interested.] Have a great weekend :pat:
Barbara-Lopes Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011   Artist
IluvStewie Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Photographer
Oh my Goshhhh. You, my friend, are AMAZING.
Cloudtail2 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Amazing. VERY Realistic looking. :) Dumbledore is my favorite character for sure!
TheOrcy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm speechless
shauna-7devils Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your detail is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !! I'm sure many have said this already, but it looks like a photograph!
adanart Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow awesome work
SamGamgee Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Oh my God! Amazing details in the skin and hair! This is astonishing. :O :O :O
slythendor2thecore Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i just died a little inside. i'm speechless at how awesome this is
bezawesome Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOLY CRAP! this isnt a photo?!?!! I would die if i had to do all those tiny details! i cant believe you drew the beard ahhh i hate hair! its so phenominal
ibcus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Photographer
This is brilliant!
Gwasanee Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work has been featured here: [link]

If you want it removed, please let me know :heart:

Have a wonderful day
Renny16 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
AMAZING, I still can't believe it isn't a photograph!
Cleitus Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's amazing, pratically perfect. You're very bright
doodleinthemargins Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
You. There are no words!
HingeHead Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
wow...Amazing work!
TaniaAV Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011   Traditional Artist
Amazing job!! Really fantastic!
FRICK21 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Thats sick
CaughtBy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Oh my god, you are amazing!
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece of art and I agree on the emotions for Dumbledore in the Half-Blood Prince. I had the same feeling when he was fighting off the Inferi with his last bit of strength. Gambon certainly grew into the role of Albus Dumbledore, amazing performance.
viktoretka Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Student
Omg.. This is so beautiful and so detailed <3 I have NO f****n' words <3
Annie-Claudine Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is the Dumbledore I love :)
Just I prefer when he have some smile in is blue eye, but, I love when he are so serious too.
maasikamups Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
amazing x
red-carrot Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
i suppose i landed in heaven. god gave you so much talent. just wow! all the details. i could watch this forever. ♥
shabangles Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is breathtaking <3
r-r-radikal Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist
uh, wow awesome. this is seriously phenomenal.
Ai-Ai-Gasa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
This is a jawdropping drawing. Love it :D
aryundomiel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
featured here [link]
msjdragonfly Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Brilliant work! The detail...

*is speechless*
jsings Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: That is awesome!!
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