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Gigandas (Jan 28, 2004)
I actually happen to like this...^^(whoa, that's a first...)And since I like this one, as promised, I'd like to give this one to fleeting_memory^^.Hope everyone likes it too...
Gigandas (Jan 28, 2004)
drawn in 4 hours 43 min
Sorry, but the eyebrows ARE in fact pretty thick...^^;
strangeoid (Jan 28, 2004)
*stares agape* OMG! This is really, really good. I knew who it was the moment I saw it, and I can't wait until you finish it! He's absolutely gorgeous!
Axil62 (Jan 28, 2004)
I was going to wait to see the rest before I said anything, but I just gotta say....this is looking fantastic. I don't like the exesive amount of eyebrow but hey..so what? This thing is facinating.
staci (Jan 28, 2004)
DAYUM! very very good likeness. cant wait to see it done
Seriously, it SHOULD be here because of skill. Just look at it... you'll see how awesome it already is, even with only a face. Keep going, this is good stuff!
safescene (Jan 28, 2004)
ha, so many girls are gonna love this

wonderful job...I'm jealous :P
HJ (Jan 28, 2004)
Woah! Finish, please! And when you do, my friend will probably die when I show this to her. She's an Orli fanatic. Very exact renedition of Legolas! :D
Look (Jan 28, 2004)
That looks sooo good. Can't wait to see it's done! I love the shading and lighting. His nose is soo good
Gigandas (Jan 28, 2004)
drawn in 2 hours 9 min
I appreciate all the comments and I'd like to thank you for all the comments you've given me in the past but, uh.....I'm seriously not worthy of them^^;.Especially this one since it's the first time I actually attempted a photo image and you can see that it's pretty flat.....anyways, I don't know if I have any more time today to continue, but hopefully I can tomorrow...
fleeting_memory (Jan 28, 2004)
N--uh I mean Gigandas-if you don't start liking some of your work people are going to think you are fishing for compliments(don't make that lil exasperated noise we know you're not)-no wonder Chris made a fuss this picture looks exactly like him and there is nothing wrong with the nose. I know you set high standards man but this is awsome you have to like SOME of it...
Gigandas (Jan 28, 2004)
Well, I will delete this picture if I have to.If it doesn't go my way, it won't be living for too much longer.
DeadlyBlondeArcher (edited Jan 28, 2004)
We are always our own worst critics. PLEASE don't delete it. All I have to say is if you do, you will deprive alot of people of a great deal of enjoyment in viewing it. :)

I, too, have been posting in advanced because of the file size here. Your work definitely belongs in this section, though.
Look (Jan 29, 2004)
Eh, Since when does he has dark colored hair? Oh well, you aren't done yet. I'll be looking forward to the finished piece. Meanwhile, stick with it. You may delete it AFTER you finish the drawing. so finish it first. :D
Deformed (Jan 29, 2004)
i thought legolas hair was white?? does its color change in the third movie because i did not see it yet. or is that just because you have not fineshed it yet?? anyway it rocks!!!
Serchul (Jan 29, 2004)
Whoa, this is easily the best realism picture EVAR!
Gigandas (Jan 29, 2004)
He doesn't have dark hair^^;.I just couldn't get to his hair last night.I just draw this way, with the darkest shadow color being planted first.It WILL be whitish or blondish(dunno whichever you wanna call it) by the time I finish.....that's IF I do...
Gigandas (Jan 29, 2004)
drawn in 2 hours 54 min
Okay....I guess I'm doing so-so at the moment.It's better than the last edit(thank god...).Still looks a little weird without real ears, but that's my first priority on the next revision.9 hours spent....hmmm.......better finish before I run out of memory...><
gothamgirl (Jan 29, 2004)
WOW. I may be a little biased because I believe him to be gorgeous but your picture is amazing.
Gigandas (Jan 29, 2004)
drawn in 1 hour 47 min
Touched up on some facial structures, screwed up his hair by his right ear(will fix tomorrow), added the inside details of his ears, and started to add his under shirt.If I can, I'll get to his clothes by the next update.I still need BG ideas on this one though.....that will probably be the toughest part.
staci (Jan 29, 2004)
i think you are being way to hard on yourself, but it must work because look at the results! its great. i dont see a thing wrong with it so far.
Look (Jan 30, 2004)
Woo, now i see why there was dark color on his hair, it's the shading! It's looking better and better.
dixielandcutie (Jan 30, 2004)
this is the most amazing....most realistic piece....WOW. you are -way- too hard on yourself. keep up the amazing job.
UppityCracker (Jan 30, 2004)
I usually dont like to comment on unfished (yes unfished) work but this is looking damn nice. Can't wait to see it finished
Hurry! Go faster! ;)
DeadlyBlondeArcher (edited Jan 30, 2004)
This is fantastic. Feels like I could just reach out and touch his nose - the whole thing is so realistic. Re: the background, I would keep it fairly light in color and nothing too dramatic so as not to take away from the main subject.
Gigandas (Jan 30, 2004)
drawn in 58 min
Still got a lot to finish.I think I'll continue it sometime later today.This revision included eyebrows beings lightened up a bit,adding his cape, and adding some texture to his shirt collar.By the next revision, I'd like to try and at least finish Legolas himself.Since I am too lazy to do the bottom area of his clothes, it will be blackened out at a diagonal (like right now) and include his name in the space^^;.
Gigandas (Jan 30, 2004)
drawn in 2 hours 42 min
Okay, now I'm gettin' somewhere...added a BG and did part of his clothes.I don't know why, but I actually like the BG^^;.Anyways, this thing should be done by the next revision, but at latest would have to be 2 more revisions.I'll try as best I can to finish on the next one though...
Tylop2 (Jan 31, 2004)
15 hours so far, but soooo worth the effort. I'm really glad you kept up with this because it came out so damn good! Awesome work, and keep it up!
Gigandas (Jan 31, 2004)
drawn in 1 hour 35 min
I finally finished><....unless, I get some suggestions on what needs to be changed drastically....anyways, here it is.
Deformed (edited Jan 31, 2004)
O_O!! wow!! that rocks!!
RabidMalikFanGirl (Jan 31, 2004)
Holy cow. Yeah. THAT'S AWESOME!!! *pets picture* Miiiiiiine...
marcello (Jan 31, 2004)
The only suggestion I can think of is add more shadows to the right-side of his face. also the "fire" seems like kinda of a cop-out. I think it'd be much better with a blue sky background (since the lighting is more of an outdoor lighting (and not in flames))...
Just suggestions though, if you keep the fire, I'd add more detail to that, or just finish his right shoulder and keep the fire behind him....
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Jan 31, 2004)
It's absolutely perfect just the way it is. The best portrait style art I have seen done here so far.
mazi (Jan 31, 2004)
though apparently its already been said, i think yeah, the light on the face calls for shadows on the face on the right.
dixielandcutie (Jan 31, 2004)
OMG!!!!!! *jaw drops to floor* *total shock* thats gorgeous. so real! WOW. *did i say wow?* wow. so nice!
Gigandas (Jan 31, 2004)
Well, Marcello, I'm sorry but the reference pic didn't show any more of "his" right shoulder than what I've drawn and on top of that a blue sky would just be too plain and boring in my opinion^^;...
Gigandas (Feb 1, 2004)
drawn in 21 min
Added some shadows to his face like I got from the suggestions-thanks Marcello and mazi^^.I also might add some gray fade to his right shoulder sometime...
method3 (Feb 1, 2004)
First of all, awesome job. Secondly, it looks like someone cut out a picture of legalos and pasted it into a really crappy collage. Sorry, but I mean the fire, but also the black hard cut, they all kind of look weirdly juxtaposed. Hahahahah, i used juxtaposed in a sentence. And yes, I did spell it right before I looked up the word on dictionary.com just to make sure.
Gigandas (Feb 1, 2004)
I know the BG isn't the best but I wanted a somewhat "Magic The Gathering" type of look to it.When I usually draw, it's only the character himself, not a background.And just to let everyone know, it's not fire^^;;;;;;;.In fact, I was trying to avoid using fire.When I draw fire, it looks like that of what was on my Ronso Fury pic, not a criss-cross of light orange and yellow...anyways, if I can I'll try to fix it somehow...thanks for the critique though-appreciate it^^.
graywolf (Feb 1, 2004)
*drools* Such a sexsayyyy pic! must lick Orlando. (is an honarary S.O.B)
rosalyn (Feb 1, 2004)
OH MY GODSHNICK! * dies* AHhh!!! * snuggles* MINE MINE MINE! I love! I doo! I doo! * faints, twitches*
fleeting_memory (Feb 1, 2004)
don't you all go calling it yours! It's mine-my own-my precious bwahahaha
hehe great job Gigandas-and thank you. Don't you stop drawing though-I'll even let you post on the beginner...just don't stop k? Maybe you should try your hand at Characatuers (or however you spell that) haha just kidding. Sorry I haven't been on in a while.
Childlike_Vampire (Feb 1, 2004)
He is drawn incredibly well, I drool at your talent. The details are awesomely done, my favorite part is the clasp of his cloak.

However, I'm SO dissapointed....I don't really mind that you didn't finish his right shoulder, but I wish you would move it over so that it's even on both sides...the bottom cut off isn't fun either because it doesn't match the cut off on the left. They're fine by themselves but together they don't work. Apart of art is looking at the whole objectively, and symmetry is a good thing.

Also, if you weren't going for a fire look, then perhaps sky colors would have looked better, blues and whites.

SO awesome though, I can only dream to one day be able to have the patience to do a piece like this. Very nice. *sits and stares for awhile*
fleeting_memory (Feb 1, 2004)
Really? I kinda like the whole faded out left (his right) shoulder cause it looks like he's coming out at you cause you can still trace the line where it goes behind the background-however you're right when it cuts straight down on the shoulder that looks kinda weird...but NC this is awsome *goes and pouts wishing she could draw like that* it's it's our precious...haha sorry
Gigandas (edited Feb 2, 2004)
Sorry, but like I said, I suck at BG's.I haven't ever done one until I came here(let's see.....that'd be 18 years...?).Yeah, I know his right shoulder is cut off but I'm looking to fix that when I can.That's what I meant on my revision comment above about adding the gray.All I can say is I need to practice BG stuff before I get any better.But if I were to change the BG comepletely.....I still wouldn't want an ordinary blue sky^^;...it's gotta be outta this world if you get what I mean.Anyways, I appreciate all your comments and hopefully, fleeting_memory actually likes this and that I didn't disappoint her^^;...

...I just realized....maybe I need to do a collab. pic with someone willing to do a great BG......
fleeting_memory (Feb 3, 2004)
Dissapoint me? you're joking right? You still have to show me how to draw like you-I'm still posting on beginner and intermediate
bluesky (Feb 3, 2004)
this is SO luverly!!! it's incredibly awesome, absolutely. i love the colors! and plus, i can't really do realism, so for me, that is GREAT HUGE WOW!!! great job, i'm so jealous of your ability!!! =^-^= not to mention your good choice of a person to draw, lol...
Kiesume (Feb 24, 2004)
eeeeeh, its my legolas from LOTR, you drew him, like, perfectly!!!!
middlebrushes (Mar 21, 2004)
Wow!This is amazing!I think Orlando Bloom was great do this person(I for got his name lol)
And you did a great job like he did really good
Dizzie (Apr 13, 2004)
YOU ARE AMAZING *bows down and kisses your toes*
Wez (Apr 14, 2004)
cool cool cool its so real
friend (Jun 2, 2004)
How the heck did you do the hair? I LOVE LORD OF THE RINGS! this is the coolest on this site! U R SOOOOOO GOOD!
Nini (edited Jun 3, 2004)
That is AWESOMELY WONDERFUL lol :b~~~ I've seen other portraits of legolas and this is the best by far~! I really should start working on my body/face porportions but i'm into anime right now :D but i love realism ^_^
Paranoidkittie (Jun 18, 2004)
all i can say is...DANG YO!
PurpleLlamasRcoming (Jul 3, 2004)
*stares at monitor....and drools* very good, that u r. i could never draw so realistically
Mipunai (Aug 11, 2004)
Wow, thats awsome, it looks so realistic n_n
Cordelia_Pink (Aug 24, 2004)
Wow, I really don't know what to say to this... it's so awesome, I'm speechless... It really does look like Legolas, as if he was really looking at me from the screen... I mean, really HIM looking at me... 0_0
dijum (Sep 4, 2004)
ooooooh i like it......(although i personaly like gimili more) but this is great!
shorte4life247 (Oct 19, 2004)
Can u say HOTT wit 2 T'z !!!!!!!! ahhh this is soo cool i love Legolas u should draw 1 of like Will Turner from Pirates of the Caribbean and then 1 from Troy and then 1 of like him normally awwww that would b HOTT!!!
NIKNIKKNUTZEN (Nov 15, 2004)
Amazing, I'm new at this site and cant wait to be able to draw this good, if ever this good. :()
bakuraiscool (Dec 11, 2004)
i hate orlando bloom, but that looks so real!!!
monkeyboy (Dec 11, 2004)
omg this looks exactly like the movie perfect hair perfect shading perfect eyes perfect mouth ...
is this a photo?
pulmonq2 (Dec 18, 2004)
ya know, I think this is the first work I ever saw of you, a while back, and it was amazing to me then, and well, naturally, still is.
SlimShady97 (Dec 30, 2004)
TOTAL AWESOMENESS! Legolas is portrayed very, very real, and is all, perfect. It was worth all the hours of waiting, I mean, all the hours you worked, to get this fantastic result.
cheetos (Jan 21, 2005)
Hay look it's "The Hottness!" Wow he truely is "The Hottness." Great job, I even like how you wrote his name!
NIKNIKKNUTZEN (Feb 11, 2005)
he is the coolest charecter in the whole lord of the rings! Very nice job on this.....u got in a lot of detail!
Gouka (edited Feb 16, 2005)
Wow! That is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
Geist (Feb 18, 2005)
+Licks screen+ I love this. This is truely awesome. Very hot.
Miss_DJ (Apr 20, 2005)
makes me wanna see the movie!...incredibly great face, expression, intensity, and texture! wow to the nth degree..
finalfairy383 (May 8, 2005)
I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT Orlando bloom is the hottest guy on earth and *can't speak drools too much*
Eluhlan (Jul 28, 2005)
Very, very, very, very, VERY good picture!! Orlando Bloom is so hard to draw, but you made his face exactly how it really looks.
jayceepearl (Sep 16, 2005)
This is here again?
Gigandas (Sep 16, 2005)
Here again...? What?
fleeting_memory (Dec 6, 2005)
where again? Weee, thought I'd look aagin and look at all the extra comments. I hadn't ever come back to actually look in depth at this one and I never noticed you gave this one to me. Thank you Niel :) you're awesome
hi1022 (Mar 11, 2006)
You rock! Orlando Bloom is so hot...You rock!
bad_choices1569 (Jul 17, 2006)
OMG, this is so awsome, man he is so hot!! Wow you are really good!!
bad_dream18 (Aug 12, 2006)
That guys is so hott!! I love that movie!
Baranowski (Aug 16, 2006)
Orlando Bloom is soo hot!! lol.. u did a great job drawing this, it looks exactly like him!! GREAT JOB!!!
Shigatsu_Sensei (Aug 30, 2006)
WOW........your a GOD!!!!!!!!!!! Good job.
MadeInChina (Sep 24, 2006)
He's so hot!!!
kissimmeegurl (Mar 23, 2007)
The brows are a bit liney, but it still loowk gwd!! *thumbs up*
MelissaMissy (Aug 29, 2007)
Looks like Orlando Bloom, is it him?
GoldDragonfly (Feb 24, 2008)
woah O.O!
shell (Apr 2, 2010)
spot on
WolverineAlpha2 (edited Apr 21, 2021)
OMG I LOVE LEGOLAS YES! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! But the eyes are supposed to be blue not grey
WolverineAlpha (Apr 21, 2021)
Amazing! I love Legolas, not as much as Aragorn but still.
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