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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 www.mariahdaily.com
* 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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:iconemeeria:
Bellissimo ritratto!!!

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LucaTedde Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grazie!!!
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:iconmcghaney:
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.
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enellopee May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All your realistic works are good! Wish I know how to put multiple tones on the shading like yours!
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LucaTedde May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much enellopee to appreciate my work
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enellopee May 16, 2013  Hobbyist 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?
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LucaTedde 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.
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enellopee May 31, 2013  Hobbyist 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.
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:iconmcghaney:
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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