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Play with Me by Cataclysm-X Play with Me by Cataclysm-X
---> Prints of this drawing now available <---
After many requests from others I finally got permission from the person who made the original photograph. Thanks ~no-need-for-a-name!! :hug:


I am finally able to post this commission.
A drawing I made for my oldest brother:

.: :star: :iconrominic: :star: :.

Last year he graduated at uni and yesterday was his 26th birthday. As a gift I drew a guitar. The same as he has, only this one is right handed and he's a lefty. (;
A very gifted musician he is ever since age of 10.

I never really told him but... I'm so proud of him.
Glad to have an awesome bro like you. :heart:

This beauty is called an Les Paul guitar and is based upon a great picture which can be found here ---> Guitar by ~no-need-for-a-name.


...Honestly, this drawing is more personal than you might think in the first place. No-one actually knows that my heart truly lies at music. Drawing has always been the second...

Before I went ambitious in what I do these days, I aspired to become something totally different: an all-round musician. :nod:

From age 6 'till 16 I studied the arts of music, from classical guitar to drums. In no time I picked up an instrument and played along with every song I heard.
But as my health became weak and the energy to play music slipped away, I had no other option but to let go of my dream to become a great musician in 2004 -no matter how hard it was for me- and started to focus on something else: visual arts.

Also known as: drawing.

Luckily I found the energy to play music again. Since a few weeks I'm playing the bassguitar and things are going as good (or even better) as they were before. I'm glad!


:star: About the drawing :star:

The bodystructure of this guitar has been the most difficult thing I've ever drawn so far. I wasn't used in drawing materials like that. It was a great practice.
Something I don't wish to do again lol.

Stuff I used:
  • 4H, 2H, H, HB, B and 2B o.5mm mechanical pencils for basically everything

  • several tissues for blending

  • kneaded and pencil erasers

  • reference image

  • Hahnemühle sketchbook paper, the best I've used so far!

  • Time spent: At least 30 hours
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    Gandalfgraubart Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
    Wow !!!
    Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
    pacomontoya Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
    Beautiful work.
    Arsiekdhol Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    cool music lover !!!! and fan of your art! :D
    TheThemePark Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student General Artist
    :O AMAZING! 
    Nissanthen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
    I didnt think there was a way out finding this was the greatest thing thats ever happened this put me in the lap of luxury this could be your big break
    AndreasMadsen Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
    Vey nice work! Especially like how you have captured the woodgrain on the body :)
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
    Thank you so much :thanks:
    74tom Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    Spitze !!!
    Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
    Wow! That's really beautiful!
    So many value changes and gorgeous gradients!
    Love the deep rich values you have here.
    I love the depth you captured in this.
    It's a very strong and very good piece of work! :clap:
    Tinkster95 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    This is bad ass. My cousin plays and he agrees that this is an amazing piece!
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
    Thank you!! :)
    mimmi95 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Interface Designer
    OMG!! it's amazing!
    katykay92 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    How long did this take you to draw??
    katykay92 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    Omg this is spectacular! Your amazing!
    Goldahe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
    Damn good work :O
    camarogurl13 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    Girl your work is amazing! Would you be interested in being featured on my website for professional graphite artists Check out the other artists on there and let me know if you want to join :)
    Ixona Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
    Oh wow O.O that is the most beautiful guitar I have ever seen.
    alina2re Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
    whaat! :wow:you are killing me :woohoo:! are you serious ! At first look I thought that it was definitely a photograph! But then I looked again and started screaming in my head!
    I am fan ! I'm definitely watching you :+devwatch: & also :+fav:
    alxnirvana Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
    hopesink Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Filmographer
    HerbalRx Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    Holy crap this is freakin' amazing. The wood work is up most perfection for a drawing.
    oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012   Artist
    amazing ^^
    Artissmad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
    that's a pretty cool guitar, i don't se- *double take* ...naw, no way it's actually a- *triple take*

    O_O'...too pro
    ShaiLinsin713 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student
    aRT2MS Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist
    NunoWho Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student General Artist
    That's INSANE
    Giant-Iceberg Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    Amazing. I'm jealous
    CaelumPicta Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student General Artist
    Goodness! Too good... I love it!
    aeonsiege Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
    I love this piece! :D I love guitar and I play a bit when I'm in the mood. Been playing since 12 but never get to really develop it. In a few office gigs that I had been into, I would play rhythms but in most cases I always do the vocals, most of the time with guitar if we lack people who can play. I guess music and visual arts go hand in hand :D
    811942 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
    voce desenha super bem
    Ty-DySplat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
    wow this is quite incredible! you have a really amazing talent!
    Nassau0105 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
    :OOOOOOOO amazing!
    DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    One of the most fabulous guitars i have ever seen! 5*
    SlippyMagnus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
    This is a DRAWING?!

    30stmLUVER Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

    It's so beautiful.
    Kandakis Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
    I have to try your brand of paper. It really makes a difference. I'm tired of Bristol, too smooth and can't really build layers. Your work is awesome by the way.
    JaggedBird Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    amazing! I love this! at first it was a real pic lol XD its that good!
    sonofabeech Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
    whOA nice
    i thought that was a picture
    u are a legend bro
    SlaYerHappY Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    Realy nice I have the same guitar :D:D
    I like the shading and the details so much :D
    Awesome job.
    MiDestini Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    This is so amazingly incredible!
    You put in so much detail. I love it <3
    StellaMay2807 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
    This is incredible! I love the HD details! Awesome job, well done! :love:
    nanazart Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
    You are truly gifted. This is gorgeous!
    Reila-Yunder Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
    Amazing ! :wow: :faint: good job !
    ChibiKristal Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
    What a wonderful piece of art! You're really great!
    DoubleP90 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    Astonishing :D
    artblock97 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
    I thought this was a photograph
    xOtakuArtistx Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
    same here
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