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Mr. Lucassen by Cataclysm-X Mr. Lucassen by Cataclysm-X
Ta-ta-dada! :D For years I wanted to draw him, but I finally got the right reference picture so here's my drawing of Arjen Lucassen.
He's the guy behind the band Ayreon and the new band Stream of Passion. Check his music out if you haven't yet!

I really had a lot of fun with drawing him. He's one of the best people I've drawn so far. :)

  • This took me about 15 - 20 hours.

  • A3 sized paper (scanned it in a shop, costed me about 5,50 even lol :shakefist:)

  • 2H, HB & 2B mechanical pencils

  • 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 3B & 4B pencils

  • Blendingstick (the ones you normally use for graphite, chalk, pastel, charcoal etc.)


  • That's about it I guess hehe..
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    :icondark-witchcraft-021:
    dark-witchcraft-021 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    OH MEIN GOTT

    Perfection ♡

    And I love meeting other Ayreonauts!

    Also, mind if I feature this on my Tumblr, with a full credit and everything?
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    :iconorphydian:
    Orphydian Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    this one too
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    :iconsagya:
    Sagya Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    looks really good, the mastermind behind all the great music^^
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    :iconkaeriah:
    Kaeriah Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
    Amazing portrait <3
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    :icondssiege11:
    DSSiege11 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
    Very nice Portrait! Ayreon/Arjen = Awesome!!!!!!!
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    :iconserenity1091:
    serenity1091 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
    Wow. this is absolutely fantstic!
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    :iconlady-blackdove:
    Lady-Blackdove Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
    Arjen Anthony Lucassen is a musical genius. This is a brilliant tribute to one of the greatest musicians of all time.
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    :iconsirspazzalot:
    SirSpazzalot Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
    his addam's apple look like it could cut you o.O
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    :icongorgoz:
    Gorgoz Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
    Arjen- not the first, but the greatest man on earth. A true genius.
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    :iconkagekitsue:
    Kagekitsue Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
    One of the best artists I've ever heard of!
    He's also freakishly tall. I guess that's another good thing.
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
    haha yes he sure is :) I noticed when I saw him live and when he stood next to me when we were talking :laughing:
    Arjen is awesome :D
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    :iconacakadut:
    acakadut Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
    great drawing.. :D

    he is the greatest musician..
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
    he sure is a great musician indeed :) thanks!
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    :iconacakadut:
    acakadut Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
    and you are the great artist... :D

    very nice work...
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    :iconkatiria-the-cat:
    Katiria-the-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
    :aww: Yay for Arjen! :giggle:
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    :iconcarofiresoul:
    CaroFiresoul Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
    featured here: [link]
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    :iconelektromosvihar:
    ElektromosVihar Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
    Wow, and did he see this? He should, if he didn't!
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
    yes he did and he even has a copy hanging on his wall lol :D
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    :iconelektromosvihar:
    ElektromosVihar Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
    That's right :)
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    :icondeniesienieska:
    deniesienieska Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
    soo lovely (L) ayreon is my favorite thing ever .. ^_^
    so amazing keep going on! (L)
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    :iconsquirrelboy45:
    Squirrelboy45 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
    Absolutely one of the greatest Musicians ever. He is GODLY!! :D
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    :iconmegalordjonas:
    MegaLordJonas Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
    That's just awesome! I saw Stream of Passion last year with Arjen and it was AWESOME! Definite fav! :D
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    :iconneutrino-x:
    Neutrino-X Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
    Wow. That looks awesome indeed. I think other deviant is right, you should send that to him. I'm sure he'd appreciate it. :nod:

    :+fav:
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    :iconphotodyssee:
    Photodyssee Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
    Arjen rocks!!! :headbang:

    and your portrait too :wow:
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    :iconthe-commander-of-hel:
    a true masterpiece u got every detail right AMAZING!!!!!!!!
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    :iconpeki-vremen:
    peki-vremen Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
    Your hair work is amazing in this one. I draw mostly guys with long hair and I still haven't figured out how to do it!
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    :iconsoulsanctuary:
    soulsanctuary Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    This man is a genius. Ayreon, Stream of passion, star one. I Just got the new Album by ayreon "01011001" and it rocks
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    :iconrock-art-madrid:
    Rock-Art-Madrid Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
    It's Arjen!! Have you ever considered to send him the drawing?? I bet he'd be really happy! I've exchanged mails with him a few times and he really seems to be a down to earth and nice guy, I sent him my "Human Equation" (I LOVE that album) and he sent it back signed and with some Ayreon stickers :D

    I haven't heard the new album (the one with the 101001010101 thing) but I've read it's another space related album, and I prefer his non space works (Stream of Passion is great! and her guitarist Lori is really sweet and kind :D).

    Anyway, good drawing and wonderful gallery!! My most sincere congratulations :bow:
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    :iconpestilencia:
    Pestilencia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
    Brilliant! :)
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    :iconmihairadu:
    MihaiRadu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
    Of all the guest stars on his albums, i still enjoy his voice the most.. Loved his Hippie character on the 'Castle' or the Best Friend on the 'Equation'. 'Hope' is a great song by the way.

    Anyway, i'm glad i discovered Ayreon, as this man has changed my perspective on music, and it's my believe that all the people who let this pass behind their ears.. (and eyes) are missing out big-time.
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    snapdragon350 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
    Love his warm smile and the twinkle in his eyes. He looks like an interesting person. - Now I'm off to look him up on the 'net as I'm not familiar with his music.
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    :icondessoville:
    dessoville Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
    Oh thats awesome!!!!!!!!! esta genial no mames jajajajaja el pinche Arjen te salio muy loco chulada de retrato!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mucho talento en verdad!!!!!!!!!!


    ;)
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    Kaelthas-Wolfheart Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    uhhh Arjen!!!! very good guitar player, I also have lori linstruth in my profile...but is nothing compared with your work....

    would like you to see me and tell me anything
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
    He's awesome indeed!!

    I would love to help you but I can't. I have yet over 1000 messages to reply :faint:
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    :iconkaelthas-wolfheart:
    Kaelthas-Wolfheart Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    ok I understand....
    Thats the price of being a great artist......
    specially with your hand broken....
    hope you get better soon
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    :iconmaerchenfee:
    Maerchenfee Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
    yeah!!! I know him!!!!!! great music!!!!! and a great picture!!!! :heart:
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
    Awesome!!! :D thanks!
    Reply
    :iconkiyarasabel:
    KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
    Seriously, the picture of him on the cover of Universal Migrator is what made me buy the CD. That hair is shexy!
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
    Thank you so much!
    lol really?
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    :iconkiyarasabel:
    KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
    Yup. It is a really fantastic image.
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    :iconpatslash:
    patslash Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    :nod: very good portrait of him, you caught him in the rightmood!
    love ayreon too! :D
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
    Thank you!!!

    Ayreon kicks major ass :highfive:
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    :iconaldreynevermore:
    AldreyNevermore Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
    1) This is excellent

    2) You have very good musical tastes ^^

    I recently bought the Star One DVD, by the way :)
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    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
    1) Thank you!

    2) I guess you do have too ;)

    And it's an excellent DVD. Have seen it for a billion times already haha. :D The DVD of Stream of Passion is great too (I went to the exact same show, might be somewhere in the audience!).
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    AldreyNevermore Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
    Oh, I don't have the Stream of Passion DVD.
    It must be great to show off in front of your friends ;) "you see the show ? I was there !"
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
    Hehe nah I don't really have friends who like (or even know) SoP.
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    :iconaldreynevermore:
    AldreyNevermore Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
    So bad. They don't know the power of the Dancing Banana ;p
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
    Haha indeed!
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    :iconaldreynevermore:
    AldreyNevermore Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
    At least they found the best idol :p

    So bad so many memebers left the band...
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    Zaran89 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
    Aaah, I love this pic! A great drawing of a great man! :D
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