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Mariah Carey by LucaTedde Mariah Carey by LucaTedde
The long journey is over LOL!
Here she is.. my portrait of Mariah Carey is finally done.

I really have to thank so much everyone who's been close to me during this experience and everyone who left a comment on the several steps I submitted here on deviantart.

I've learned a lot drawing this portrait, its style is close to my previous portraits of course, but I feel I'm moving towards a more realistic result. I don't know if the process will go on this way, it just happened.. maybe my next portrait will be more simple and hopefully faster! ahah! ;)

Well.. we'll see.. :P

* reference picture from
* close-up's and WIP's in my scraps

* Derwent graphite pencils (from 3H to 5B)
* Staedtler Clutch pencils (HB and 2B leads)
* Faber-Castell black watercolor pencil
* Arches hot-press watercolor paper

size: 31x41cm (12"x16")

Edit: I made just a few small changes in the last part of hair I drew.. There were a few details I didn't like. I have sprayed fixative, no more changes will be done.
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Emeeria Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Bellissimo ritratto!!!

LucaTedde Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
McGhaney Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Lol, I was hoping you'll do that but I still Love this one of "Mariah Carey" this is the best Drawing I've seen of Mariah period and I mean that from the bottom of my heart, because it looks just like her the splitting image lol.
enellopee Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
All your realistic works are good! Wish I know how to put multiple tones on the shading like yours!
LucaTedde Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much enellopee to appreciate my work
enellopee Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! Enellopee's just my user, but I hope I can draw as good as you. How long did it take you to become good?
LucaTedde Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well it's hard for me to tell, I have been not constantly drawing for so many years so the improvement in my technique could have taken less time I guess if I were drawing everyday and not every now and then.
enellopee Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That's understandable cause you have other things to do. your art& shading technique are top notch&photorealistic! I'm nowhere near it.
drawing daily takes force the 1st month for me then it gets easy when it turns into a habit.
McGhaney Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Do you think that you can Draw Mariah Carey holding a Microphone Singing lol, that would look Beautiful just like this one Now.
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