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Greg Lake, ELP by Cynthia-Blair Greg Lake, ELP by Cynthia-Blair
Still, You Turn Me On...

Greg Lake, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist for Emerson, Lake & Palmer, also King Crimson (first 2 albums)

He could sing the phonebook and it would sound incredible.
You can visit him online at: [link]
*edit 4/14/2012 - He's presently on tour with "Songs of a Lifetime" tix available through his website.

this is one of my favorites from You Tube, Greg singing "Still, You Turn Me On" acoustic [link]

created in support of Memories In Music for the Music Heritage Project
...hopefully this dries in time and I'll get a better photo! -I'll try and get this to him as a gift when I head over the pond to England tomorrow to the Exhibit and the Music Heritage Project


tech details:
9x12 oil study on board
ref photo from the video linked above.
(nice blurry screen cap - gave me lots of trouble!)
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:iconmoonlight1429:
Moonlight1429 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017
Just beautiful! I just love Greg Lake and you do a wonderful job on him.
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guineawhale Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I fricken' love this kid.LoveBeautiful, beautiful picture.
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BobetteBelle Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Aw baby face boy :D I love him! Great job on it!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
hey, thanks!! That was my first try on him, from a screen cap...gave this one to him last year.
I think his fave might be the new one I did- he really loved that one. He's one of my favourite musicians...that voice!
I still have a bunch of sketches of him around my studio I need to finish :D
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BobetteBelle Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Oh cool so you met him? That is really amazing! :D
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LuLu242 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my god! It's beautiful!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, thanks! :hug:
well, he is :D
I had the chance to see him live on tour a couple of weeks ago...he was fantastic! Even without the other 2...and he played all my favourites from King Crimson, too :dance:
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LuLu242 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Mother of God, I envy you!
You're so lucky!!!
:D
Yeah, King Crimson rocks too, but I prefer ELP :)
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love ELP and KC both - well KC's first 2 albums. I never followed them after Greg left. For me, Greg's voice and guitar is like the human soul in the music....So I adore Greg most of all.
And when I met him I gave him this one, the original. And I have another bigger painting, that's about 85% finished, with him on horseback...I think he was pretty surprised. People just usually ask him to sign stuff, I think.
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LuLu242 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, I think so...
Haha, I like the first 2 albums of King Crimson too.
Actually, "In the Court of the Crimson King" was the second cd I bought (the first was "Pictures at an Exhibition"):D
And Greg's voice is... Amazing. I remember the first time I listened to him, I was 8 and I fell in love with him haha.
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not surprised ;)
And he was such a gorgeous young man, too ;P
I think he could still be hot, if he cared to try *sigh* .

There's 2 Brits who have voices that are so perfect. Greg Lake and Alan Rickman (not for singing, tho-)
I was looking for "Moonchild" (KC) on iTunes, sadly not available. My KC (vinyl) albums were stolen years ago :(
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LuLu242 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my god, that song is amazing! Actually it's my favourite from that album, and his voice...
Yeah, I'm still in love with him hahaha
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
who isn't?
I am, too :heart:
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LVMysticmirrorsart Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I can picture him chewing gum while singing, superb work.
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I know! that always makes me smile...how he can sound so incredible with a wad of gum in his mouth at the same time. I mean, who chews gum on stage? well, back then everyone smoked on stage, too.
I'm glad you like it! :D
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Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Excellent oil never tried on board though....
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!

Well, it's nice and smooth, good for detail - so good for portraits! I use the same boards as I do for my drawings, only I gesso them first. I also like linen, too, and hardboard. You should try it :D
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heartless-heart Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
lovely :)
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, that he is. Thank you so much!
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:iconzednaked:
zednaked Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
OUTSTANDING !
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!! :D
I hope Greg likes it - my friend in England will get it over to him :)
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:iconzednaked:
zednaked Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
your welcome !
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NewDivision-00 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Love this guy and his singing. Awesome!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed! He is amazingly talented.
Thanks!!! :D
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chaixing Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
oooh~! that's gorgeous~!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Indeed he is :D
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Andrei19S Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
After I saw your last Greg Lake drawing the other day, I wanted to listen to a little bit of ELP again cos it's been a long time and wachted few times that live vid you put the link. Great you like it too :)
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww...I'm so glad some of that old stuff still lives on YouTube...makes me happy :) The Karn Evil 9 video is good, too, and there's others. It's tough to paint or draw from, though, the picture quality isn't so good on the old ones. :D
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thomasbossert Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
great work and thank you for this wonderful step in the (my) past!...ELP has been the favorite rockband in my youth and sometimes i am listening their great music!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! I really go back to my beginnings with the older ones (70's) I was just a kid then, and I grew up on these guys!! They are so good! I listen to it all, old and new :D
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thomasbossert Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
no problem! youīre art is wonderful!
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buttprobe-2112 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Awesome!! beautiful as usual, i love his eyes :eager: :love:
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :tighthug:
The eyes always have to be perfect!
I loved that shot from the video, he has that wonderful dreamy look, and the stage lighting was so strong(yellow orange) but I like the effect.
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buttprobe-2112 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
and your link is my faved video too, wonderful!! i have to learn the song ;P
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It's such a hauntingly beautiful song...I've always loved it, but finding the video recently made it even better, to watch him sing it :heart:
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ZuzanaGyarfasova Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
beautiful work Cynthia!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :whip:
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awwww....Thanks! I'm here in England, hoping the painting dries well enough to give to him. I hope it makes him smile :)
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ZuzanaGyarfasova Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Hurray!!! I will be back in England too soon :) , canīt wait... I know he will be so excited, I would be for sure... Itīs so nice from you to make people happy by your wonderful art,I think heīll be YOUR fan too
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I just want them all to know how much they and their music are loved and appreciated, never to be forgotten. I wrote on the back, "To Greg, I hope this finds you smiling~" because I really do want him to know he will always be special. And I hope it makes him smile to know that.
Like you do with your art! :D
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tumnus-d-faun Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Amazing job!
You never fail to impress me! <3
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!! :hug:
I just love my sexy delicious boys...can't help myself ;) They make such wonderful inspiration.
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tumnus-d-faun Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
I know what you mean. You just have to sketch them. When your done you go 'Aaaah, that felt good' Orgasm feeling. I get that feeling as soon as I get the right proportions, then it just keeps building.
Now it Freddie Mercury's turn. Mwahaha!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooo, yessss.... :P
Are you going to draw him? Delicious!!! :)
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tumnus-d-faun Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Kind of. But it's a quick sketch, messy sketch!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Did you upload it? I like your Biffy one :) You're really getting good these days :)
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tumnus-d-faun Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Nah, I was getting slightly bored. Yes I know bored of Freddy Mercury.-shame- But I'll try and continue it since I'm using a reference and I can't draw anything from imagination at the moment.
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I know that feeling...it's so easy just to follow a ref... :lol:
I don't use my imagination enough :D
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missmoonlight74 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Amazing!!!:love::love:
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
If anyone ever sang to me like Greg I'd love them forever ;)

like your new icon, btw :) Carl's amazing too of course
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missmoonlight74 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
thank you!
if I'd meet a Greg lookalike....ahhhh!!
*sighs*
or a Carl lookalike...or a Steve Howe lookalike....;) :love:
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