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Bearded Man by ronmonroe Bearded Man by ronmonroe
I would like to thank *asturisw [link] for a great reference photo [link].
I tried to make the beard white and gray but it didn't seem to look just right, so I added a little color. I hope I didn't mess it up. This took about 50 hours.

Tools: Prismacolor pencils on smooth bristol.
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:iconbadusev:
Badusev Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Liagon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning. Snata or Dumbledore 1st popped into my head
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Liagon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
np
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redmoon87 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How did you blend the colors so they are just so smooth? I have prismacolor too and mine is always very rough
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Colored pencils are not my specialty, but I did get some help from another deviant. She told me to blend over it with a lighter color, than slowly work to white. It took me forever to get it like this, but it was fun. Hopefully, I'll try colored pencil again someday.
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:icondemmonnik:
demmonnik Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Just beautiful and perfect.
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcandymountainclimber:
CandyMountainClimber Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist
It's Santa!
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:iconfenrirsbride:
fenrirsbride Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013   General Artist
This is beautiful. The lines on his face, the texture of the hair and beard--incredible.
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. 
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:icongoodoldbaz:
GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! :jawdrop: that is... amazing!
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconexitmuzic:
EXITmuzic Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG !!!! You're insane!!! AMAZING!!!
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Silvio!
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. I really like the lighting and the movement in the hair.
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconexitmuzic:
EXITmuzic Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing as usual. :D
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Silvio!
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:iconexitmuzic:
EXITmuzic Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank YOU for sharing with the world,ron!!
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MalfoysAngel Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Oh my. Looks so good! I love the shading, the texture, his skin. Stunning work
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconlesyaschmetterling:
lesyaschmetterling Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!!! cool one!
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is outstanding work! I really love how detailed you're able to get his face! :D
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Kevin!
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconyourwelcomeplz::iconyourwelcomeplz2::iconyourwelcomeplz3: :iconaheartforyou:
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:icononecuriouschip:
onecuriouschip Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing! :D
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icononecuriouschip:
onecuriouschip Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student General Artist
My pleasure!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).


Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group).


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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! It's a nice gallery!
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:iconroundtower:
roundtower Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A real pleasure dear friend Ron and Very Happy Halloween for you too!

From Nuria.


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:iconnatteregn:
natteregn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is SO COOL!! and so smooth and lovely done!!
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnatteregn:
natteregn Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are welcome!
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:iconghardegh:
ghardegh Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That little color is exactly the right quantum! Great picture!
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exceptional!
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconmousykat:
mousykat Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
isn't in Santa?
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think he could pass as Santa. Maybe I should have waited a few weeks to upload this!
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mousykat Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
:-)))
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too2tango Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Makes me think of Ernest Hemingway and the old man and the sea. It looks right to me. I dig the eyes. The beard almost has a life of its own. It breaths and nevers looks the same way twice. Its pretty cool.
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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KakeruRoxas13 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
awesome work
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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KakeruRoxas13 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
A artis is the best solution for a world in chaos :D
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