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Cry Baby

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- Portrait 019 -

"Cry Baby"
- Melanie Martinez -

by takethef / Flavian Take

- Pencils: KOH-I-NOOR 1500 (5B, 6B, 7B, 8B);
- Eraser: Scriva Plast;
- Paper size: 16 x 11 cm (6.3 x 4.3 in);
- Work time: 8 hours.

Based on a press photo taken by Emily Soto:
Cry Baby (source) by takethef 

After a 2 months break, this drawing was a tough comeback. Glad I made it through :)

Watch "Soap". BTW, I actually listened to her whole album 4 times during the process of drawing. So go give it a full listen because it's very well structured, will ya'?
Image details
Image size
2304x3072px 2.42 MB
SANYO Electric Co.,Ltd.
Shutter Speed
1/65 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Nov 30, 1999, 12:00:00 AM
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AutumnWriting302's avatar
I love the way you drew this! You really captured each and every strand of hair but manged to make it come together as one stunning cohesive whole. Bravo!
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Thanks for appreciation! :)
Drawing realistic looking hair is highly debated from what I know, as every artist has different techniques from another.
AutumnWriting302's avatar
It's wonderful! The eyes are impressive too... thanks for responding!
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I love this piece, the overall impact is good, the use of pencils for shading is appreciable! Her hairs are amazing even if the left part of the hair is strange, the light imo is too strong and they have an odd movement.
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Thanks! :) Yeah, I remember having some trouble with that part of the hair and I kind of rushed through it several times with the eraser.
I'm glad you like the whole thing!
Vinnegrett's avatar
Amazing! You did wonderful job. This portrait looks exactly like the photo you were inspired on. Meow :3 
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Thanks, I'm so glad to hear that :)
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AAAAA it's Melanie!!! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! You did such an amazing job. Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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I like her so much, too. Thanks! :)
peak7's avatar
hi mate !
nicely done, serious work man
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Hi, thank you very very much! :D
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"They call you cry baby, cry baby
But you don't fucking care"
Amazing! I just love Melanie
FREE flying hearts Icon Hope you keep doing amazing arts like thisFREE flying hearts Icon 
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Thanks, and sure I will! :)
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Glad you say that, thanks :)
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That's awesome^^ 
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