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Heimdall by robdolbs Heimdall by robdolbs
i never expected this would turn out as well as it did, that's for sure....i'm very pleased with the outcome! :boogie:

first person i've EVER done in coloured pencils, and it's also the first black person i've drawn too :aww:
idris elba is super attractive! especially as heimdall :heart:

anyway, hope you like it! :love:

i dedicate this to =pbird12 since she is master of colour on black paper in my book, and she also raves about the pablos enough that i bought some :iconlaughingplz:

used:
9x12 strathmore artagain black paper
caran d'ache pablo pencils
lyra blender
white gel pen

EDIT: i've since blended the left (his right) side of the helmet more so it looks a bit smoother. no photo of it though and i'm too lazy to take one haha

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Goshen Fair 2012 - 1st place
Bethlehem Fair 2012 - 3rd place
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SongSnaith Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Beautiful illustration. Still puzzled as to why anyone would be upset at a Black superhero.  They already exist in reality, and the ideal of prejudice already goes against what super heroes stand for.  All Super Heroes must pass some badass tests.  Could any of us have withstood what minorities are and were put through?
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robdolbs Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! yes, i agree. idk how anyone could think that heimdall is not badass lol, and honestly i think the fact that idris elba plays him makes him that much more unique and interesting. 
i think he is very cool in the movies indeed :nod:
:hug:
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FacilierFan93 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Awesome! I don't get why so many were pissed that he was portrayed by a black guy
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Me either, he is totally bad ass :heart:
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UnimatrixMuffin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh wow!
It looks so amazing!
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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AiNoNagatani Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
It's a really great piece. I love the colours ^^
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much! :love:
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zwoman Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Exceptional work! Wow...
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! :heart:
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onceuponalaugh Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic. So beautifully captured. Especially for a first time colour portrait.
You have definitely inspired me
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much, i really appreciate it! :love: :heart:
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Joln Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Heimdallr is not black, he is the whitest god of all in Norse mythology. He is the father of blue eyed and blonde people.
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dude, it's a movie lol it's ok
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PhotonLights Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!! Great work :D
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! :heart:
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:iconbelissimorte:
Belissimorte Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The colours are amazing, so vibrant! Well done :D
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much! :heart: :hug:
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Belissimorte Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :glomp:
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iSaBeL-MR Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!;)
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!! :heart:
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Butterflow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Wait, wait, wait - the FIRST time with coloured pencils?! Stunning work!
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
first time on a person with colour. :w00t:
i had done a couple flowers before this and a couple other random drawings that i hardly remember lol
thank you! :glomp:
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Hello!:wave:

I am happy to announce you that you have been entered into August Traditional contest poll #3 in :iconthrough-emilys-eyes:! :winner:
The poll is right here: [link]
You are not allowed to ask for votes through journals, polls, or any other means, as it is unfair to other contestants. :)
Members of the group will have a full week to vote on the poll.
Good luck! :heart:
Diana
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robdolbs Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much! :love:
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Someone-Else79 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
So wonderful drawing !! The colors are stunning !!!!
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much! :heart:
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Someone-Else79 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
you're welcome !!! :hug:
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Impresstive work
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much! :heart:
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:iconkriegerin:
Kriegerin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic - you sure can work with colour!

:heart:
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww thank you for that as i am still not that comfortable with it! :icontardglompplz:
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zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant details and looks lovely on black paper!!
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much! :huggle:
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
The pencils seem to work really good on black paper. I'm so thinking about buying some of them too.
I really like your drawing! The helmet is so shiny and 3-dimensional and the skin looks great!!
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robdolbs Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, they are awesome! not quite as vibrant as it looks here unless they are under light, but much better than the prismacolors i was using before
Paula told me to put a layer of white under all of the colors to make the colors brighter, must have done it's job the white gel pen helps them pop a lot too i find
thank you so much!
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I'm really jealous. Why is your first person in colour so good????
Fanttastic job!
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robdolbs Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha Nathalie, i don't know! but like i say, i definitely did not think it would turn out as well as it did. happily surprised!
thank you!
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elenouska15 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow how did you do that!?!?!?! it's amazing!!!!
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robdolbs Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i don't really know...lol. i'm not used to using colour at all so i kind of just winged it :D
thank you so much! :tighthug:
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elenouska15 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow you're awesome! and you're welcome
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balladofloki Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detail in this is stunning! Nice to see Heimdall artwork. :)
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much! :tighthug:
yes, he is very underloved lol
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MustangSammie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow that's just so stunning!:O Awesome work!:3
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much! :love:
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MustangSammie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!=D
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auxeru Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Heimdall hardly gets in love. Everthing's been Loki, Loki, Loki, Loki, Loki! It's time for change. :thumbsup::D
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robdolbs Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yup, everyone loves Loki! i do too, but i like Heimdall just as much :love:
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Mariannaeva Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Amazing!
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