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Keith Emerson by Cynthia-Blair Keith Emerson by Cynthia-Blair
Keith Emerson, of Emerson, Lake & Palmer
also The Nice...great classical/progressive rock keyboards.
A portrait of the Exhibitionist himself. You can visit his website at: [link]

dedicated to my friend :iconmissmoonlight74: who sent me folders of great photos!

This is the basic drawing, I'll be adding to it!
tech details:
charcoal drawing 10 x 15
ref photo here: [link]
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:iconscifimaster92:
Scifimaster92 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
Rest in peace, Keith Emerson.
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JessiGraden Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
!!! Oh I love this! I just adore Keith Emerson. You did a fantastic job with this! :heart:
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! Yes, Keith is amazing - always my favourite keyboard man - I loved reading his book...I made me feel as though I know him a little bit. He's got a great sense of humor :D
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Tyngel Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
You are genius!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
It's a bit harder finding the right old photo to work from. I'd like to paint Keith in action stabbing his Hammond or the Moog next time :D
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SheDevil472 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Really great job. Emerson, Lake, and Palmer are awesome.
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! :hug:
They are! I love those guys - no matter how some would criticize them, they really did things their own way. And that's what art is all about. I still listen to them all the time :)
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SheDevil472 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
You're always welcome. Being unique is important, especially when you're in music. My dad got me into ELP.
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Interestingly enough, when I went to see Carl Palmer's band recently, I was told by one of their management that more men like ELP than women, and the women who like ELP love Greg. :D
I never knew that, I just always liked ELP and their style...also KC and The Nice and Rick Wakeman, so I love keyboards and guitar. And of course Greg has a fantastic voice :)
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SheDevil472 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Yeah, I think they're all great.
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LVMysticmirrorsart Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Mt favorite trio of all time is ELP. This portrait of Keith is Great!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I adore ELP! I want to do something more with Keith and Greg, I have some ideas I've been working on, so I'll be posting more of them when I get some time.
Thanks! I'm glad you like it! :D
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Margo-K Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
GREAT work!!!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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toniart57 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Excellent work!!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Toni! :D
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toniart57 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
:iconohfuckplz: Thanks too cblair...
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Dominoes4Syd Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw some of your other work, and I have to say that I love it all. So happy to see this one of Keith! :D
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll be doing more of them! :D
and thanks!! :D
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:icondominoes4syd:
Dominoes4Syd Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can't wait to see them! :D
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:icongotycki:
GOTYCKI Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
o yes !
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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HectorNY Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful portrait of Progressive Rock's King of the Keyboards.
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! He is indeed a Master of keyboards. :D
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:iconhectorny:
HectorNY Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconmfashions:
Mfashions Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Student General Artist
I really love the highlights of the hair, & of course the nose & the mouth~ WELL DONE MISS! :]
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :tighthug:
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:iconfantasypanther:
fantasypanther Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010   General Artist
You're skills never cease to amaze me.
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
wow -Thanks!! keep me honest, ok?
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fantasypanther Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010   General Artist
You're welcome.
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GreatGawain Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
OH MY GOD I LOVE KEITH THIS IS FANTASTIC I LOVE IT!!!!!!!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! Keith is incredible, I agree!
Stay tuned, I'll be doing more with him :D
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GreatGawain Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Hooray, he's just great! And so is your art! :meow:
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Majardia Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing as always, simply insane! I don't get how you can do this, I am at a loss for words once more!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :hug: well it's mostly practice, like everything.
It's not too hard once I have a decent photo to work from :)
I have some ideas still to play with.
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Majardia Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh okau, you should find someone with Highlighted hair or hair blowing in the wind and a crazy face like you always do. Would be hard but worth it, and I can't wait to see more!
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I love doing crazy faces...it's a challenge. It's needs to also reflect 'who they are' in some way, like in-character rather than out-of-character. Like Jack Nicholson and his demonic grin. :D
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Majardia Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like Oli and his strange faces,,,,hahhaa! Do the singer from 30 Seconds To Mars, I am sure you have already done him but I don't remember. *Goes to look*
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Jared Leto? no, not yet :)
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:iconmajardia:
Majardia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AHh you MUST! And you have to get him when he had the uneven hairstyle....You'll do amazing on it! I'll probably drop dead. :D
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
this was my fav hairstyle of his: [link]
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Outstanding work as always
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! :hug:
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:iconaliyona:
Aliyona Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really awesome! :clap:
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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Aliyona Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You´re welcome! :)
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norty677 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stunning already!!!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! He is, indeed, one of the greats :D
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missmoonlight74 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! THank you sooo much, doll!!!! :) :)
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!! I know I didn't pick one of your photos, but I'll be adding to this....I have some ideas....so all the photos will come in handy!

I guess I missed Keith's birthday with this one...can't very well give a drawing of Keith to Greg, hahahaa...
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