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August 19, 2009
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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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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
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