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Draw Me Tender WIP by Cataclysm-X Draw Me Tender WIP by Cataclysm-X
I really don't feel like writing much right now. Spent to much on drawing today and my back hurts tremendously.

Here's a commission I've been working on for the awesome ~Eel-Skin-Beatrice. Elvis has been on my wishlist for a long time, and I had the luck she asked me to draw a portrait of him on A3 size!


I'm first working on his right side (our left) of his face, shaded and blended it a bit. Then I worked on the left, and since the contrasts change while you add more pencilstrokes, I switch back to the right, then the left again until the shading looks right and equal :) that being said, I still have to work quite a lot on the placement of the shading, but it's starting to look like Mr Presley! I'm very pleased with the result so far. (:


This is, by the way, the cropped version of the entire drawing. Once it is done, you'll get to see his entire pose. So much work, but oh so much fun to draw. :heart:


About 4 hours of work so far.


In case you're interested, info about commissions can be found here. :heart:
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:iconblazeck-pl:
BlazeCK-PL Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student
Amazing :)
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:iconmaschaw:
MaschaW Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
I know the problem with the back. Five hours drawing, editing are enough for me to have back ache the hole day;) Wow i love elvis so much! His face is so unique and you did a perfect job to underline his character. Well i donīt know him that much but...good work man!
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:iconxxxkennedyxxx:
xxxKennedyxxx Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
BEAUTIFUL!!
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:iconobsessivetwilighter1:
ObsessiveTwilighter1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
"I love you, you wanna love me tender, blah blah blah blah, you love me today, but what about tomorrow?"
I'm glad you took pictures of the process of your Elvis drawing, otherwise I seriously wouldn't have believe it to be a drawing.
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:iconlee100188:
lee100188 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
sensational, excellent drawing :)
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:icondarrenshan-fan:
darrenshan-fan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you get the skin to look so flawless and smooth?!
please tell me!!!!
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:iconemoboyfuno:
emoboyfuno Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa thats something else...nice job
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:iconcri-kee:
Cri-Kee Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks so amazing already :)
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:icontibsart:
tibsArt Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010   Traditional Artist
Lovely work so far! Ahhh I have missed browsing some pencil art on the Da.
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:icontbascom:
TBascom Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
looking good so far. Do you always draw the hair last?
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:iconspikesmexyplaything1:
I love it already!!
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:iconanukis:
Anukis Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Elvis <3 <3 This picture is amazing and it's not even completed!! :D Love it!
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:iconkerovinblack:
KerovinBlack Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wo wthis is amazing already :)
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:iconananx:
AnanX Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
you such a great artist. i hope you feel better soon.
cheers :D
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:iconorzak:
orzak Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
you are great at whatever you want to draw.
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:iconr-umezaki:
R-Umezaki Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
ELVIS <3 Looking good so far (:
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:iconprojectunknown1:
projectunknown1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
ugh i know that back pain all tooo well
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:iconxhinoa099:
xhinoa099 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
the king :)
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:iconxhinoa099:
xhinoa099 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
the king :)
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:iconluvos:
Luvos Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student Photographer
WAUW! I love Elvis..
Hij is nu al geweldig, Alles klopt, die rechter wenkbrauw die hij nog net even een beetje optrekt, super!!
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:iconstitcherladyxx:
StitcherLadyxx Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The eyes... *swoons* **thud** lol
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:iconaznboardergirl:
aznboardergirl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
I see the hair that's taken shape! xD
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:iconnoobzero:
noobzero Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
outstanding piece
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:icontamakoetsuko:
TamakoEtsuko Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... ;_________________;
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:iconprettykunoichi3:
PrettyKunoichi3 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing.
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:iconartybel:
artybel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
nice!
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:icondrowning-in-you:
drowning-in-you Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks absolutely stunning so far! :love:
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:iconzackfair007:
Zackfair007 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
That's pretty cool! I love elvis. Do a BEATLES ONE! PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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silverwolfsakura Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
can you tell me how big A4 size is in inches? i would like to get some but i don't know how big it is. thanksXD
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:iconjenniej92:
Jenniej92 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
geweldig,
die blik in zijn ogen is zo herkenbaar,
ben benieuwd naar het eindproduct! :D
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:iconchaixing:
chaixing Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
He's a hunka hunka burnin love :D
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:iconvvinttu:
vvinttu Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
This is amazing! And the way you did the eyes is just fantastic! :heart:
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful-beautiful-beautiful work on the skin so far. :love:
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:iconharajukudarkangel:
harajukudarkangel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah! Elvis...!!! can't wait to see it
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:iconsvera:
Svera Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
It looks beautiful so far, somehow very soft :) As if you had drawn his voice.
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:iconennuiedimp:
EnnuiedImp Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally awesome.... Love your works...
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:icondagger-13:
Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definately looks like him :) Looks great so far.
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:icondamphair:
DampHair Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Everytime I see your work I wish I had your skills! You're a fantastic artist :)
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Envy-Fangurrl Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
<33333333333

Elvis is AWESOME and you are fantastic :hug:
I hope your back feels better!
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:iconwindestaenzerin:
Windestaenzerin Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I recognized him :dummy:
you probably already noticed that, but the shading around his eyes doesn't seem right yet - It looks like he's looking slightly upward with his right eye, and down with his left one :confused:
I think there is some shading missing on his left eyelid?
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:iconpandorav:
PandoraV Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Looking awesome so far! I like the shading, so well done. :)
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:iconesladon:
Esladon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Thats pretty damn good for 4 hours, it's bargue-like in its detail.
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:iconmarydenton:
MaryDenton Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Even if you didn't add a single stroke, his essence is already there completely! :nod: Fantastic! :wow: Do carry on though, I'd like to see it finished :D
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Sylar7 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
the king is back !!
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:iconbetweenasleepandwake:
BetweenAsleepAndWake Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Doing great Nic ! This is the kind of ref photo I would have picked to draw Elvis. He was handsome in the beginning of his career.
Keep drawing him tenderly ;p
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:iconkumu18:
Kumu18 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is heroically magnificent! :boogie:
Might be only a WIP, but you've done a spectacular
job of capturing an astounding likeness. :meow:
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:iconperscar:
Perscar Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
You better draw him sweet. Or just don't draw him at all.
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:iconpullitapart:
PullItApart Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
He was so hot mann ;D
Great work!!
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:iconnospy17:
nospy17 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh good
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xMushroom-Clanx Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
YAY!!!!! you read my mind :D i just did a drawing of Elvis as well! Bravo!
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