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Lady Gaga by casparofambrose Lady Gaga by casparofambrose
I don't usually take requests, but this portrait was suggested by someone who's been really supportive. I'm not a great fan of Gaga though I don't mind her, and I thought she may be an interesting change of pace - so I decided to give her the graphite treatment.

I can't estimate how long this took as I lost my flow at some point and ended up dragging this like a ball and chain for months until it was done. The hair was intense and I never quite figured it out unfortunately. Got a bit sloppy. The entire thing ended up being rather tricky (odd lighting this reference had!) and I don't really know what to think of it yet. I definitely learned a lot here, however.

This is mostly #2 pencil but for touches of 6B pencil here and there. The background has a light layer of grey prismacolor.
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:iconlucia-m123:
Lucia-M123 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
your work is just perfect!!
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RoArtAr Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
esta muy bueno!!!! La la la la
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Iesacejs Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist
its traditional???? Holy... so great!
How you got those chains to look so good? :noes:
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flogadob Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

the hair is brilliant, well impressed with that

 

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xLoversRevenge Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
*paws up* beautiful work! Stunning!
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:iconkhmania:
khmania Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
I just died
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LuthienneTinuvielle Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the hair, the shimmering metallic lipstick - WOW!!!
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:iconthanhphucluong:
thanhphucluong Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
her hair is just ... amazing!!!
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:iconlmomjian:
Lmomjian Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that hair... wow...
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:iconcircuslaugh:
CircusLaugh Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
heyy im really impressed about your amazing talent u rocks :)!!
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Christinaa97 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
prelipooo
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:iconkyllerkyle:
kyllerkyle Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My mind = blown. You have such an amazing talent, its stuff like this which inspires me to keep practicing.

I just did my best Gaga, but pales in comparison. Wow.



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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much! I can't tell you how much it flatters me to be a source of inspiration.
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kennan1234 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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kennan1234 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This awesome! I've never seen something like this before. I've seen the reference but this drawing is better than that. Its awesome! I can't believe it!
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kennan1234 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Can you draw Naya Rivera, plz!! I love your pencil work and you would bring her to life on paper, like you did with this!
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm sorry, I'm not taking requests, but thank you so much for the kind words!
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:iconkennan1234:
kennan1234 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome. Do you know if you ever will?
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
Unfortunately I don't think I will, at least for as long as I can tell. I appreciate your interest, though - I'm flattered!
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kennan1234 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well, maybe just look at a reference for future. Maybe she's a good subject for you, she takes good pictures and I am in the middle of a portrait of her. Your welcome though - I am inspired by you. :)
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:iconjerilie:
Jerilie Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
youre really talented!!! can i ask, is possible to buy it?
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YannWeaponX Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Great drawings... I love the negative hair drawing... I'm not familiar with this technique, it's my next challenge... some advice?
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RyanOfTroy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   General Artist
Wow! Thankyou for the inspiration!
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forheidi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I'm late on this one. AMAZING. As always. I show you off to all of my friends and in the spring I'll be showing you off to my students. Everyone is awestruck by your work and I can see why!
This lips on this are really striking. They're beautifully rendered. : )
Hope all is well <3
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whizzywhizzer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
wow awesome work!!!
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:iconnjau:
Njau Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The little details in the eyelids, the chains on the neck, the hair and the lips are just phenomenal! :) And so is the rest of the drawing, I just fell in love with those details! Well done :)
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Artamus-Sumatra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I especially like the detail on the neck chain. Great job!
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
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:iconjmarchitto:
jmarchitto Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
oh my god. I'm jealous! This is freaking fantastic
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you! But your work is fantastic too! I adore the way you handled light in your own Lady Gaga drawing. Very luminous and lively.
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:iconjmarchitto:
jmarchitto Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
wow coming from you that's quite a compliment! Thank you :D
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oh geez, you're welcome! Your art is really awesome. Thank you!
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:iconlapicher:
LaPicher Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG!!!! :O Amazing!!!!! I love it the hair :D
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlapicher:
LaPicher Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D ;)
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Alexgarvin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Unbelievable detail!
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you! =D
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artlunatic23 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful,wonderful work.
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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artlunatic23 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome.
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aRtUSSELL Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Remarkable!

Personally I think it's one of your best and that's taking absolutely nothing away from any of your previous pieces.

The way this portrait is lit was one of the things that first struck me; the light source seeming to come from above. It casts shadows you are not used to seeing in monotone portraits and it's one of the things that makes it so compelling to look at.

I am in awe of your skill.
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casparofambrose Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I always love hearing your detailed feedback. The lighting was definitely a step away from what I'm used to, and I don't feel I quite captured it as dramatic as it was in the reference, but it was good for me to try it!
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aRtUSSELL Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Every artist, me included, is there own worst critic but you really are hard on yourself.I guess it's the constant strive for perfection that makes your work so great.

Thanks for the positive feedback about my ... er... feedback. :laughing: Crazy Days
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ArielRGH Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy Mother of God. This is incredible! :wow:
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind words!
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ArielRGH Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :aww:
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:iconthblanchard:
THBlanchard Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Wonderful job as usual! ;) Great work Melissa
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you! I really appreciate the support. :aww:
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