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Lady Madonna (Pencil drawing) by Cataclysm-X Lady Madonna (Pencil drawing) by Cataclysm-X
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Pencil portrait of Lady Madonna, after one of Michelangelo Buonarroti's sculptures. I completely fell in love with his work after I got to read this huge book about his sculptures, paintings and buildings.



I drew this with 5 Derwent Coloursoft pencils on grey paper. I got questions on Facebook about how I achieve a soft & realistic look on a tinted surface!

Well... it is a matter of blending with a soft pressure on your pencil. I first drew the outlines with white pencil only, and blended the slightly darker parts with White Grey (#710) and Dove Grey (#670). By outlining the shadows with a black pencil and Persian Grey (#660) I managed to create a pop up effect. :)



As for the subject matter: I'm open to many religions. Nothing specific really! I'm not extremely religious, but I like the divinity that most of the religions possess. There's a certain truth behind everything. But that's just my philosophy. :)



Stuff used:
- Derwent Coloursoft pencils #720, #710, #670, #660, #650
- grey paper (12x24cm) by German brand Ursus


Estimated time: 5 hours of work
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:iconthegreenladyofshalot:
That is stunning! So beautiful...
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Njau Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are just divine! :) If I ever get even a fraction of your talent I'd be so happy!
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RadiJardin Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :-)
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Portmanteau11 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
I tried drawing the bust of this image when I was young; it didn't turn out nearly as good as this.
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MercurialPixies Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, just wow.
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YoshiDaime Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I humbly thank you for sharing, thank you for allowing us to learn with you,
you are a portraiture master, always my sensei.

Arrigato!
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LeeLou416 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
I don't even have words! Your work is phenomenal !
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Cutswolf Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful.  
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AndreaBrighenti Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
woah,some old school portraits here :D i've done something similar back in my days at school!
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Kingpoof Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, prachtig!!!!
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