The Lord of the Rings Gallery

"My Precious" (Andy Serkis), January 2018

Art Drawing - 'My Precious' - Andy Serkis Portrait - Smeagol - Lord of the Rings
Portrait of Andy Serkis as Smeagol in "The Return of the King"

Source: dvd extended edition of "The Return of the King"
style: photo realistic
color pencils on watercolor hot pressed paper
Time to draw: about 45 hours

 

Step #2 is an intermediary step to show you what the drawing looks like after the 4 first colors are applied. For color portraits done with Faber-Castell Polychromos, I usually follow that order for the skin: 132 Light flesh, 186 Terracotta, 188 Sanguine, 283 Burnt Siena (last color applied in Step #2), 280 Burnt Umber, 131 Medium Flesh, 189 Cinnamon and then, depending on the drawing: 190 Venetian Red, 160 Manganese Violet, 103 Ivory. I also sometimes use 109 Dark chrome yellow and 111 Cadmium orange when there are yellow-ish highlights.

Previous steps:

Art Drawing - 'My Precious' - Making of Andy Serkis Portrait - Smeagol - Lord of the Rings - Step 5

 

Step #5





Art Drawing - 'My Precious' - Making of Andy Serkis Portrait - Smeagol - Lord of the Rings - Step 4

 

Step #4





Art Drawing - 'My Precious' - Making of Andy Serkis Portrait - Smeagol - Lord of the Rings - Step 3

 

Step #3





Art Drawing - 'My Precious' - Making of Andy Serkis Portrait - Smeagol - Lord of the Rings - Step 2

 

Step #2





Art Drawing - 'My Precious' - Making of Andy Serkis Portrait - Smeagol - Lord of the Rings - Step 1

 

Step #1