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Broken by Cataclysm-X Broken by Cataclysm-X
Yeah, she's finished :). Sure it's not my best drawing ever. As you can see I didn't blend the picture, and that's because of several reasons:
  • Since this is a 'raw', tough and different drawing, I wanted to stay it different by looking it 'raw'. That's why I called this drawing Broken

  • It's a drawing based upon one of Luis Royo's artworks: so that means it isn't supposed to look realistic.

  • I wanted to try out some different techniques than what I usually do. You can expect a lot more try outs on sketches, pointilism, abstract, surrealism etc.



  • Song: Sonata Arctica - Broken

    Only once I have broken my so called heart.
    Only one made me see why they cry.

    Little broken , always been, a part of you belongs to me.
    You were never mine to love, but this all has made it easy for me...



    I needed:
    - about 10 - 15 hours to complete
    - HB and 2B mechanical pencils
    - 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H and 6H pencils
    - 7B, 8B and 9B pencils
    - patience, a lot...
    - your advice, thank you for that!
    - lots of music to listen to


    ...and if you would like to see the WIPs of this drawing, you can go to:
    WIP 1: [link]
    WIP 2: [link]
    WIP 3: [link]

    I promise you that I'll do a serious realistic portrait again next time I put a drawing up. I know a few of you were a little disappointed with this 'experiment'... sigh...
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    :iconsakinah11:
    Sakinah11 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
    Awesome O___O Just Awesome...
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    :iconvictorcs:
    VictorCS Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
    She kinda looks like Jodi Gordon from Home and Away.
    Reply
    :iconemrad:
    emrad Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
    wahoo It's Amy Lee ? The singer of the group Evanescence ?
    Reply
    :iconsamson42007:
    Samson42007 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
    Youre very welcome... :D n thank you for sharing your amazing talent!
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
    thank you :thanks:
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    :iconsamson42007:
    Samson42007 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
    You did an amazing job on this drawing.. beautiful!!!.. :)
    Reply
    :iconxx-winter-xx:
    xX-Winter-Xx Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
    This is amazing!! Much Much better than all mine!
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    :icondoujinshi-ka:
    Doujinshi-Ka Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
    WOAH you used my favorite piece of art of Luis Royo and my favorite song!! (broken, sonata arctica):faint: :faint:

    You have good taste. ;)

    and greeeaaat talent
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    :iconfantasia-in-a-minor:
    Fantasia-In-A-Minor Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
    I love the shading in her collar bones.
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    :iconshadewalker-94:
    shadewalker-94 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
    This is good! Your gallery too :o She's very beautiful. As every woman that Luis Royo draws.
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    :iconnakiatala:
    nakiatala Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008   Writer
    Luis Royo is my favorite artist...you did him justice. wow!
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
    lol aww thank you

    I seriously can't look at this piece of junk anymore lol, but I'm glad you like it!
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    :iconthe5elements:
    The5Elements Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
    Well the hair looks just like it's been drawn by Royo... No really I can't decide about the rest but I have a Royo's poster, and your hair's almost identical as a style... Great job. :)
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    :iconromeo85:
    romeo85 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    This is really awesome
    :)
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    :iconthompart:
    ThompArt Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
    Great detail, also taken from a sonata arctoca song, great discription :)
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
    Thank you so much!

    It's okay, just hided your previous comment ;)
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    :iconlady-envious:
    Lady-Envious Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
    This is beautiful drawling, you are a wonderful artist! =D

    -Favs-

    *sorry if this posts more than once! >.<*
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    :iconppgrainbow:
    ppgrainbow Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
    You're welcome! ;p
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner May 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
    Hehe thanks :D
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    :iconppgrainbow:
    ppgrainbow Featured By Owner May 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
    That face of her's is so gorgeous and you did so well on doing the soft hair. The anatomy is really wonderful too. :aww:
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
    Aww :smooch:
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    :iconundinecandi:
    UndineCandi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
    Royo is an awesome artist and so are you! :nod: :heart:
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
    Haha aww thank you!! Hmm well I still like his version way more better though. The only reason why I keep this in my gallery is because some people still comment on it. :)
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    :iconundinecandi:
    UndineCandi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
    Luis Royo is one of my favorite artists:frail:! this is a wonderful portail of that character "liberty III millennium".. I kinda like her without lipstick all over her mouth and white streaked hair!! ;p
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    JohnDamen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
    You're welcome. =)
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
    Oh that's cool! I don't expect anything :) I love to hear/read people's opinions and/or thought about it. Thanks!
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    JohnDamen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
    I'm not sure if it's what you wanted to hear, but for some reason this picture reminds me of Amy Lee from Evanescence.
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
    Aww well thank you so much!!! This isn't like one of my popular drawings (as I'm also not liking it that much) but thank you so much anyway!!! I'm glad you enjoyed watching this. Yeah the eyes were quite hard to do, I spent most of my time on them.
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    JohnDamen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
    I'd like to give you a nice long comment about this picture, but right now I'm too wrapped up in my own emotional trouble (let's be honest, it's baggage) to really give it my full attention. But I will say that the first thing that caught my eye here was her eyes. You did a really good job all around.
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
    Yes I need a good close up of him :) but they're hard to find :(.

    And lol hahaha I haven't drawn Ewan yet! I would love to though :) he's a great actor and very charming :D.
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    :icondrumgirl:
    drumgirl Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
    hmmm well I have pictures of him but they're mostly desktop screenshots and screencaps, you need a big close up of his face, right? if i know more specifically what you need, i might be able to find something who knows :P hehehhe yeah Ewan does have a nice smile! :nod: glad you had fun drawing him!
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    :iconmarcysiabush:
    Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
    Thanx for understanding :)
    :frail:
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
    Aww that's ok :) don't worry!!! :hug:
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    :iconmarcysiabush:
    Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
    Don't worry everything will be fine . Sorry that 'm writeing so late to you :)
    :frail:
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
    Haha yeah well, about Guy Pearce, I was trying to find good pictures of him but still haven't so it depends on if I'll ever be able to find a good picture of him. Maybe you have a nice pic of him? :)

    LoL yeah Ewan must be so much fun to draw! I really like his expressions, especially when he's smiling. I really love his smile :love: hehe.
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    :icondrumgirl:
    drumgirl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
    :giggle: That's so funny! I think we think alike alot which is so great heheheh

    Oooh yeah, Ewan's purty!!!!! I know it will turn out great!!!!! :drool: Do you think you'll still draw a picture of Guy Pearce in the near future? :)
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
    Haha yes that's so true! It was actually my intention to do so hahahaha. Oh well..

    The 5 (yet 4) upcoming male drawings are more a sketch instead of a realistic piece (as far as I can make it realistic lol) though after those 5 sketches I might do a realistic drawing again of a male.
    Are you familiar with Ewan McGregor? :D
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    :icondrumgirl:
    drumgirl Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
    You're very welcome!!! Oooh a new male drawing? YAY!!!!! I like your female drawings but honestly my faves are your male drawings!!!! so I can daydream hahahaha :D :boogie:
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
    Heyyy :)
    I feel sorry you don't have a lot of spare time yourself! But this time I really promise to send you either this evening or tomorrow evening a long note! I'm starting to feel worse each day I don't send you a note :(.
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    :iconmarcysiabush:
    Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
    Ok . I have so much to do allso . Work school and have no free weekend . This is absurd ....no free days :( well but I'm holding up somehow :):hug:
    :frail:
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    DEVIL-LIVED Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005
    oh, got 'chya..... yeah, i've heard about pointilism, it's one of my favorite once..... have you done the cubic stile before (where it's like on a broken glass)?... it's a cool one too.... i use to draw, i still do, but nothing interesting... i wish i could post my drawings on here..... they are on the big papers... but i'm gonna try to take a picture with the web cam...... we'll see....
    anywho, hope to see more stuff from you soon.....
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
    Awww that's sweet :) :glomp:. I actually have never seen drawings by you, I would love to though!

    About my next drawing... I came to the conclusion that the picture was impossible to do, so I got another pic, of the same person though ;).
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
    Hahahaha aww thanks. Yeah the Karl pic is also one of my favourites (yet? ;)). A male drawing up soon, I wonder how it will turn out since I didn't start yet!
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    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
    aww don't worry ;) I'm just EXTREMELY busy lately! (school, concerts, health, guys :aww: lol, I'll explain later in a long long long note/e-mail!!! :hug:)
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
    Haha I'm pretty sure you don't know him, but well... he's kinda famous in the metal music scene though :).

    Yeah I guess I'll go for that! I'm not sure, but I think the next drawing won't be realistic (again) but will look more like a sketch, but it won't be a real sketch... argh hard to explain, while it is very easy hehe ;).
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    shockfree Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005
    as always it takes me ages to comment on your deviations, but as always i think its awsome :)
    when i used to draw more frequently, i often did that cross hatch shading instead of smoothed off. Though i do like 'smoothed' artwork, im a big fan of what youve done here :)
    :thumbsup: and can't wait to see the next one!
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    :icondrumgirl:
    drumgirl Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
    This is indeed a gorgeous piece. I can see why you think it's your best. The details are by far A-MAZING!!!!! I still have to say that your Karl picture is my favorite of yours of course :D Great and splendid job here!!!! :hug:
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    Adawen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005
    Glad I could help :) :hug:
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    :iconmarcysiabush:
    Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
    oh no no . I just was starting to worry that I'm starting to loose contact with you which is verry important to me . :hug:
    :frail:
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