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Jul 1, 2013, 4:01:51 PM
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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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:iconnjau:
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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:iconradijardin:
RadiJardin Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :-)
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:iconportmanteau11:
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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:iconmercurialpixies:
MercurialPixies Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, just wow.
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:iconyoshidaime:
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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:iconleelou416:
LeeLou416 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
I don't even have words! Your work is phenomenal !
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:iconcutswolf:
Cutswolf Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful.  
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:iconandreabrighenti:
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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:iconkingpoof:
Kingpoof Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, prachtig!!!!
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:iconsuanin:
Suanin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Erg mooi! :clap: Ik vind het knap dat je zo veel verschillende onderwerpen tekent (en belachelijk goed ook nog :lol:). Daar kan ik nog wat van leren!
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:icondemonfx1:
Demonfx1 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome work gonna get me some tinted paper
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:iconcarlatovar:
CarlaTovar Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Now that's amazing! I don't know what else should I say!
I agree with you on the religion, after all every one is based on the same principle~ o:
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
His sculptures are just something else. I've been fascinated by the old masterpieces since I was little. It always amazes me how they could create folds of fabric nearly as thin as paper from marble.
Absolutely lovely piece!
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:iconretep1994:
Retep1994 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Were your pencils "charcoal pencils" by any chance?

I've heard that charcoal pencils are better at achieving dark tones than graphite pencils however I'm not sure how to sharpen the charcoal pencils I have to be completely sharp and can't control them as well as my graphite pencils.
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:iconihni:
ihni Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
This looks so very nice! I wish I could draw like this. It's really really beautiful! I'm in love with the soft blending of the shades of grey. Beautiful.
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:iconterramoo:
Terramoo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job. I love the shading!
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:iconjefflafferty:
JeffLafferty Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Lovely work.
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:iconsuperturok:
SuperTurok Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Outstanding! Looks like you sculpted the paper itself! :S
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:iconwtrentc:
wtrentc Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Wow!!! amazingly beautiful!!!
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:icontfsakon:
TFSakon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Wow, incredible depth, really powerful.
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:icondany666:
Dany666 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is just amazing! very good job
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:iconboykins:
BOYKINS Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
studying the masters is having a great effect on you.
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:iconetaniavii:
EtaniaVII Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh I simply love this! It's amazing.
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:icon8bpencil:
8Bpencil Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student General Artist
this looks great! ^^
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:iconagitarin:
agitarin Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME! :o
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:icondarcwader:
darcwader Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome. looks fantastically real
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:iconseventhknight:
Seventhknight Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Amazing work!!! :w00t::woohoo:
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:iconsvera:
Svera Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Very beautiful :)
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooh this is just stunning!  It's like it's jumping from the page .... another winner my lovely :hug:
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:iconscarletspark:
ScarletSpark Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
outstanding
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:iconshanghaisarah:
ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Stunning work!
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:iconkloe-oki:
kloe-oki Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Wow. that's AMAZING!! I love it!
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is very interesting and beautiful. Great composition!
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:iconfatstonedcrow:
FatStonedCrow Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
This is astonishing!!!
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:iconcasadrat06:
casadrat06 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
This is amazing, it looks just like a photograph. I always love seeing your pencil work, it's incredible.
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:iconveldor60:
veldor60 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Marvelous :)
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:iconslide-creator:
Slide-Creator Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
AWESOME
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:icontanyabeglova:
TanyaBeglova Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW
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:iconwillie51:
Willie51 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work.
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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:iconwillie51:
Willie51 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconseek-and-hide:
seek-and-hide Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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:iconalberteromero:
alberteromero Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good detail, the contrast is great and the finish is very professional. Thanks for the tips in the shading and pencils. That's the level of detail I'm pursuing right now and I felt a bit out of place trying to achieve results similar to yours. Thanks.
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :thanks:
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Gloss-Reality Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
wooooowww :D well done! She's really good!
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spectacular!! And you achieved this result in just 5 hours! I'm astonished, as usual. :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:
Just one little thing about the title of the Deviation, if you don't mind: "lady Madonna" doesn't make much sense, since "Madonna" means exacly "lady" or "milady" in Italian (the original meaning of the word -nowadays, "Madonna" refers only to the Virgin, or to the singer. XDDD). You can simply call her "Madonna" or "the Madonna". ^^
...unless you wanted to quote the Beatles' song! :giggle:
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