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.in.a.gadda.da.vida. by Crimefish .in.a.gadda.da.vida. by Crimefish
This was fun! I could have slowed down a little and blended a little more evenly in places, but never mind. I still like it. Rendering the water, wet clothing, and the purple thing's crepe paper material (yeah. I don't know what it's called. I know nothing about textiles 8D) were the tougher parts.

The photo reference was from a magazine, and they printed it wonky so the colours didn't quite line up. So some of the brighter shapes are lined with red or purple, and stuff like that. I liked the effect, so I kept it that way in the drawing.


reference photo - Coco Rocha
A3 paper
prismacolor pencils
about two weeks, didn't work on it every day.
title is of course from the Iron Butterfly song.

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:icondrimr:
Drimr Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! The water really looks brilliant (though it reminds me of blood a little :fear:) and it's so colorful, yet looks so real. Great work.
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fkn BRILLIANT!!!
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WhisperToYouu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o.. love it! It's so colorful! :)
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serdur Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Amazing
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mellz1983 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work!!!
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deniznaz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
you really, amazingly talented. i can't even describe how realistic and beautiful it looks. and the colours, they look so beautiful together. lots of people told it already but, i have to say that i thought it was a photo first! :D
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julitaart Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow great job
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LunarisLarva Featured By Owner May 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
My favourite model. Coco is absolutely gorgeous and you have done a great job portraying her. :)
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loopylasslaura Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I swear, that drawing is one of the most incredible things I have ever seen in my life. Simply amazing, stunning and beautiful. Everything about it is perfect :). I am blown away!
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MrAwesomesauce Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
So realistic, so vivid! Stunning colouring, brilliant in all senses of the word. :D
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GlovedRogue Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Artist
This is a DRAWING?

I'm in awe... o . o
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FleeingEden Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
The thing I love most is the sheer purple jacket(? I can't think of the word, though I'm sure that's not it) she's wearing. I love the effect, it treats my eyes
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TortuousThrenody Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
that is gorgeous ! the colours look spot on .. lovely !
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SeruWolf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
i have problems coloring with anything, i always mess it up :/ I applaud this work ^_^
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Oh, thank you :XD: I don't always do such a great job colouring, and when it goes wrong, it really looks awful. Then again, that just makes me appreciate when a drawing looks good at the end.
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SeruWolf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
I am still trying ot figure out the ways colored pencils can be mixed n such to get the right colors, I hope i can get better :)
keep up the awesome work, il be watching ^_^
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Kittypon114 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
I love the colors in the water, and the color scheme in this picture!
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FuwaFox Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
This is so beautiful!
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Crayma Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
woa...
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HeartOfDeath Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
u r so amazingly talented
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
^^; Thank you.
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peachakai Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your color work is amazing
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Cirque-de-mystere Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
I can't even begin to express my love for this piece! Beautiful, sweet, vivid, vibrant, bright colors! I love the little white sparkles flying about. Such a nice, pleasant atmosphere. GORGEOUS! :blowkiss:
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bcarroll Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
This has been featured in :iconmasters-of-realism: Weekly Feature! See [link]
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akmenais Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
THIS IS WICKED! you are wonderful artist ^^
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Kamilililinecka Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, that's incredible and amazing!:))
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
:icondragonhiplz: Hi my friend! :icon1chick1::iconrainbowla: Your artwork was featured in my News article” It's a Beautiful Life Vol 4” here [link] :icon1stbutterflykiss: :iconletylove:
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Fantastic! :iconomgsocuteplz: :iconclapplz:
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skart2005 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist
Simply stunning!! ...beautiful work!!
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Laura-Klinke Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
great
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Thanks! 8D
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i-like-sushi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Gorgeous! :-o
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taylorswiftfan48 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
WOW! that is a drawing?
I thought it was a photo at first- great job!
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
:wow:
This is incredible beyond words. The one aspect I'm drawn to is the realistic density of the water, and how the fabric and flowers interact with the water - very photographic and true. These intricate technical effects are so masterfully coloured, it makes all the difference. Stunning drawing. :)
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
I was unsure how to approach the water, 'cause every little area seems a different colour and different level of clarity... so I tried to just copy what I saw, while bearing in mind that it should be fluid and translucent, and that I should be drawing the tub, the fabric, and especially the skin through it. Basically, I just jumped right in and tried my best, and luckily it came out well. :blush: Thank you.
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
Drawing what you see is the best method. At least you notice any slight differences from your drawing and the photo, then you're able to add/reduce colour to balance it out.
You're very welcome. :aww:
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Ehvh Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is that a drawing ? :O
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Yeah, on A3 paper, in prismacolor pencils.
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Ehvh Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seriously? Wow.. That is really beautiful. :O
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Ahahah, thank you very much. :XD: I owe it to the reference photo.
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Ehvh Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well. You've got a lot of talent. I wish I could draw like that. ^^ a bit jealous.. :P I'm probably never going to be able to draw like that..
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Thank you, again. Ahahaha! Well, there's plenty of stuff I suck at, to balance it out. I've been drawing about seven years, and I try to do some every day, so I've had quite a bit of practice to come this far.
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Ehvh Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been drawing people since I was 2 years old. But I started with pencil portraits about half a year ago..
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Well, I've been physically drawing since I was old enough to hold a crayon, probably the same as you, but it was always cartoons until I started pencil portraits seven years ago. Believe me, it does get better, and there's no reason you can't draw like me, or like `Cataclysm-X or `nimra. All you have to do is want it enough, and work for it.
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lucingga Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
You draw it?! Wow..Itīs impossible! :D So amazing! I have no words for it♥♥♥
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love-that-lychee Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Amazing work~
She looked just like a photograph!
<3
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Amilon9o7 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
I totally, completely love this drawing. You have reinstated my faith in color pencils, honestly, I thought it was a photo! BUT, you are right, there could have been a little more blending, especially on the lower body concerning the crepe paper like material(no, I don't know what it's called either). I also think that the face looks kinda flat, I mean, I know she's pale and the light's hitting her face directly, but I think that the planes of her face could have been shown a little more clearly. Also, I don't know if this is intentional or not, but her body seems to be fading into the water. Otherwise, it is a fabtastic drawing, I especially love how the red outlining has made it even more psychedelic and how it looks kinda like a retro seventies print ad with the bright colors!
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ephemeralciel Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
OOOOOOOH YOUR COLORS MAKE ME SO HAPPY :D Yes, I like the wonky color effects too! Makes it look even more psychedelic!
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Oh, thank you! :heart: Good to hear that from you. I spent so long wishing I could use colours like you do, I'm glad I finally started using them to make bright and colourful drawings. This one feels so old to me, but I still love it.
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animefoureva Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTT??????????? ::Bows down::
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