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Lady Gaga by Ileina Lady Gaga by Ileina
Hey guys! :wave:

I know it's been a while since I've been active here, but christmastime was busy! :la:

This is a christmas gift for a 11 year old girl, who's a big Lady Gaga fan :icontardbeatplz:

This is my first real try with coloured pencil and though I don't like them as much as pastels, it was real fun and I'll use them more in future :heart:

Materials I used:
Drawing board 22,5x35cm
Faber Castell Polychromos
BluTac
Tombow Mono Zero eraser
Tissues and tortillion
Knitting needle
almost 19 hours


Thanks for looking! :heart:

Viki
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:icongivemeallyourpoison3:
I cannot give originality points because portraits are everywhere.

However, the detail and realistic aspect of this drawing are amazing.

The lines are blended well and the small details- the flyaway hair, the reflections in the glasses, her eyebrows, teeth, and tongue- pull the piece together. I can recognize GaGa in this photo, which is also crucial in a portrait.

It's also nice that the contrast and color have been brought out and the background changed to blend with the drawing more and mix the colors better than the original, bland, blue background from the photo.

Nothing in this technique should be changed because it is just about dead-on realistic and even brighter and more eye-attracting that the photo which has washed out colors.

This is a beautiful work indeed, so keep it up.
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DendaReloaded Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
u crazy
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:iconcherellewright:
cherellewright Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
This is really good
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:iconbladewithin:
BladeWithin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The hair is phenomenal!! I hope the little darling loved it!!~~ 
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:iconsci-fifanstasy:
Sci-FiFanstasy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Wow! This is INCREDIBLY photo-realistic! Amazing job! :) May I ask... what did you use a knitting needle for?
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :heart:
I used the knitting needle to carve in the thin white hairs. :)
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Sci-FiFanstasy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Oh. OK :) Thanks! Your welcome! :)
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:iconlsimpkins:
lsimpkins Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait...it's...it's not a photo?! *head explodes*
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:iconmadisonpaige100:
madisonpaige100 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Stunning. I thought it was real picture! It's just so real and STUNNING! Keep up the AMAZING work!
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:iconmsggiepaint:
MsggiePaint Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is AMAZING.
Her hair looks so realistic.
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:iconesayelemay:
esayelemay Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Whoa! :omg:
This is an absolutely stunning drawing, and extremely photorealistic! Her hair looks phenomenal :heart:
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:iconnephco:
nephco Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:love: Georgeous, beautifully done. I probably wouldn't have left the background white at all. I think a deeper color would have really popped Gaga out of the picture. Love it. You are a natural with colored pencil. Show us more please! ( I like Prismacolor because they are smoother and more blendable than Faber Castell.)
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:iconilonand:
ilonand Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student General Artist
cool hair :)
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:icondendareloaded:
DendaReloaded Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wtf this is fabulous!
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:icondendareloaded:
DendaReloaded Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
checked out your gallery, your art is amazing! i need to learn how to draw hair like that, for me it always looks so cartoony on mines :S
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:iconartsyval:
ArtsyVal Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I can't get over how you did her hair! It's phenomenal! Great work :)
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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:iconartsyval:
ArtsyVal Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome :)
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi. Your artwork has been included in a feature for :iconthefavouriteshowcase: here - [link]
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :heart:
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:iconlizzypon:
LizzyPON Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
It's awesome, really. I'm amazed by the mouth, it's..real!
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:iconsydneyleo3:
Sydneyleo3 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
how in the world did you do this you are amazing!
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:icongiuliannaportela:
giuliannaportela Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
OMG! Beautifullllllll! perfectt! Great Jobbb!
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:iconjennife22:
jennife22 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! I love the bright colours :)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Geez, girl, it looks like as if you'd been using coloured pencils for years :o Stunning!
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Dominika!! :tighthug:
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:iconaty-s-behsam:
Aty-S-Behsam Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
The hair is simply perfect! Great job :rose:
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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:icondariadzyuba:
DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! Finally finished! :dummy: I was hoping to see that hair, it's gorgeous! :heart:
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :glomp:
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:iconseventhrain:
SeventhRain Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Writer
*looks at all these comments* Well I for one love Lady Gaga, and I think this is an amazing picture of her. You are EXTREMELY talented! Instant fav!
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:iconeom90:
eom90 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good job, i like it! :)
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:iconninjakat2000:
ninjakat2000 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
looks so realistic. especially the hair. looovee it <3
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Sorry for commenting so late here Viks!
This is really really GREAT!!
You've manged a fantastic amount of details, especially around her mouth and glasses.
But the HAIR! OMG the HAIR!!! To die for!! Big huge applause for you!! :clap:

(What are your favorite pastel pencils by the way?)
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:iconkaname-chan:
kaname-chan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
This is very impressive. It looks so much like a photo that it's amazing
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!! :huggle:
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:iconkaname-chan:
kaname-chan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
You're very welcome :hug:
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:iconeeella:
eeella Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the glasses and the lips and especially the hair in this, well done! :love: i'm really curious what did you use the knitting needle for?
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
I used it to carve in the light hairs before I did the black space around. :)
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:iconeeella:
eeella Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oooh that's clever! i might use that technique in the future, thanks :D
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shirls-art Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
oh wow fantastic
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PriscillaW Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
I have not gotten to comment yet, but I want to say that this is freakin awesome
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, Priscilla!! :huggle:

I know I'm a bit late... :ashamed:
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:iconangelasportraits:
AngelasPortraits Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice, I love her hair:heart:
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Angela!! :heart:

I know I'm a bit late... :ashamed:
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:iconmagicwingsforever:
magicwingsforever Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so amazing, I love the blue!
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:iconmrscherrykitten:
MrsCherryKitten Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One more time, perfect art piece.
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh what a work ! Amazing!
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:iconpevansy:
Pevansy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did an absolutely fantastic job of her hair!
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:iconjehankay:
Jehankay Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
i love it! :D
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