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Coloured pencils on RED paper.
Size: 20x26 cm
Time: 5-6 hours (more or less)

A tribute to one of the most creative and open-minded musical artist of our times. Able to capture suggestion from a huge number of sources. Obviously this is my opinion. Quoting Wikipedia: "English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is the lead singer of the alternative band Blur as well as co-founder, vocalist, principal songwriter, and instrumentalist of the virtual band Gorillaz."

If you're interested here you can find a "backstage" of the work process...

Here's to you a couple of links to his music...
Hope you enjoy.

Stereotypes 
- Blur
Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz
Lonely Press Play - Solo Album

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:icontrussew:
Trussew Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS SO GOOD, BLUR FOREVER
He looks so realistic!
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the kind words, I really appreciate!
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:iconyanaromashina:
yanaromashina Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! I I like how you've made skin tone and eyes :)
Blur forever :)
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Blur forever!!!
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:iconyanaromashina:
yanaromashina Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome! )
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:iconastoko:
AStoKo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Super Logo FREESTUFF by AStoKo  
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for appreciating! I'm happy you like!
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:iconarnen-2014:
Arnen-2014 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Bright look, it seems so real!
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!!!
I'm very happy you like it!!! I tried to give him a 90s brit look!
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:iconarnen-2014:
Arnen-2014 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome! ^^
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:
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:iconmarcopellino:
MarcoPellino Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Molto bello! Ci sono alcune imprecisioni anatomiche ma per il resto è un gran bel disegno! :D
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grazie! A cosa ti riferisci, mi interessa...
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:iconmarcopellino:
MarcoPellino Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Quello che non mi convince è l'orientamento e l'inclinazione dell'occhio destro, sembra che penda leggermente in avanti, e puoi notarlo dalla palpebra superiore e dall'iride. Inoltre la bocca è leggermente spostata a sinistra, inoltre il prolabio (solco sottonasale/arco di cupido -> l'ho cercato su wikipedia :D) è tra le due narici mentre tu l'hai messo esattamente sotto la narice sinistra, quindi a meno che non sta facendo una smorfia è un'imprecisione ;)
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SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In effetti l'occhio sinistro (credo ti riferissi a quello, cioè quello a destra per chi guarda) risulta come sporgere in fuori. Vero.
E' una questione della poca tridimensionalità che ho dato al disegno con l'ombreggiatura, risulta essere molto fumettistico e poco profondo, cosa che rende difficile a chi guarda di collocare bene nello spazio alcune posizioni. Perché in realtà l'occhio in questione è socchiuso.
Il prolabio è lì. Semmai l'angolo a destra della bocca è poco incurvato e non segue l'andamento in prospettiva del volto.
Ti allego la foto di riferimento... E grazie delle annotazioni!
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:iconmarcopellino:
MarcoPellino Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Sì, quella bocca è strana :P Ma resta comunque un bel pezzo!
Di niente! ;)
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:icondreaming-demon:
Dreaming-Demon Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful, I especially like how you've made the hair :) Great work!
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very very much! Much appreciated!
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:icondreaming-demon:
Dreaming-Demon Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:
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:iconiso-pi:
Iso-pI Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
A great drawing again, of a great artist! Congratulations :clap:
As a fan of Gorillaz when I was younger, I think Damon Albarn's solo album is much more mature than his other works like Blur or Gorillaz. There is a lot of new sounds, Lonely Press Play is an awesome song but Everyday Robots is another little shinny gem, to my opinion :)
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SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot Isabel!!! You're very kind! :hug:
I agree with you about your opinion on Damon Albarn solo album. More mature, more introspective, quite experimental... But, after all, he was always sso creative, a real inventor of the music!
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:icononyana:
Onyana Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely work
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very very much :hug: !!!
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:iconbluemoonscorpio:
BlueMoonScorpio Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I love the colors
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm happy you like it! Thanks a lot!
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:iconbluemoonscorpio:
BlueMoonScorpio Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome I'm sure it took ages.
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It took 5-6 hours... not too much in proportion with the result, I think. I planned much more time.
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BlueMoonScorpio Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
wow that's crazy
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again!!! :hug:
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:iconstefanlg:
STEFANLG Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really like the bold use of colours on this, makes it stand out really well :D
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very very much, I'm glad you appreciate the style! :thanks:
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
Red paper?  That must have been a heck of a challenge.  Lovely tones in the skin, eyes and hair. He has an intense vibe about him (I dunno who Damon is).
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very very much! Wonderful comment, I'm happy you appreciate the result of the challenge...
This is the reference
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Marcusrafaelft Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Student General Artist
Good job :D
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very very much!!!
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:iconmatildawoodhouse:
MatildaWoodhouse Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent! 
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you! I really appreciate!
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:icontobiasmia:
tobiasmia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've captured him soo good - well done
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!!! I'm very happy you think so, it's a very good compliment for me!
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:icontobiasmia:
tobiasmia Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :)
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconreggiejworkshop:
ReggieJWorkshop Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
This looks excellent. The way you rendered the shading in his hair and lips is the best. I would have never thought about doing a portrait on red paper.
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SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had never thought of before as well!!! I just tried! If you're interested here you can find a "backstage" of the work process...
Thank you a lot!!!
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Blu-Oltremare Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is great! Heart Photographic colours and I'm glad to see him drawn by you :) (Smile) 
Blur are special band, their Song2 was crazy, but it's for all the times :D (Big Grin) Some of their songs are in my music for walking, when I go somewhere alone, just me, music in my player, and city around, moving in the rhythm of this music :) (Smile)
Gorillaz were something, I don't follow them now, but when they just appeared in music universe it was like a bomb! :D (Big Grin) 
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SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!!! I'm happy to hear that from you! I was fashinated by Blur when I was 15, the times of "The great escape"... I still think that they were a briliant diamond in the musical scene. And actually Damon Albarn is very active in many various fields, he's a real artist, I think, much beyond britpop.
If I can, I recommend you their last album (2015). This is a wonderful example from it:
There are too many of us
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:iconblu-oltremare:
Blu-Oltremare Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome and thank you for the advise! :) (Smile) I like it! Hug 
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:iconsoulshapedface:
SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm happy you do!
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hann156 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so brilliant! And red paper, that is a really cool idea. Myself I have only tried black paper. :)
Colors are really vivid in this work, especially the hair. He looks more alive than in a photograph in my opinion..
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SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very! I appreciate the time you spent for commenting with so kind words! Drawing on red paper was initially a sort of challenge, but in the end I think that the vivid colours are the results of that challenge! Soon I'll post a backstage process of the drawing.
Thanks again!
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