Gandalf - student project

I decided to draw Sir Ian Mckellen for my project in this class and immediately wanted to draw one of my favorite characters (Gandalf) that he portrays. Once I got to his hair I realized I may have chosen a project to ambitious for my first go at digital art and wanted to give up more than once, but I just kept going and kept watching (and rewatching) the videos. What kept me going was just the creation process and slowly seeing him start to take shape. I really enjoyed the class and am looking forward to my next project.