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GACKT BEST OF THE BEST THE BLACK FEATHER by DarkCrea GACKT BEST OF THE BEST THE BLACK FEATHER by DarkCrea
~EDIT~ changed the main picture...WOW does it look bad in details lol I guess i need more practice or to spend more time on things like that haha~

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It's been 3 years since i traced the lines of one of my favorite men on this planet with a pencil. GACKT. He is right now on his BEST album's tour and in a few days will celebrate his 40th birthday, so i thought there's no better opportunity/time than NOW.
By far, this is THE MOST CHALLENGING portrait I've ever did in my entire life, fits perfectly with THE BEST theme lol

I started this on Tuesday and just finished it now. The figure is from one photo, the background is from random stock pic from here (which as an idiot as i am i didn't save >_>) and the feathers, well u don't realy need much reference for them.
It's quite difficult for me to draw these things since i have such a short lived patience, but i got it under control and would just put the wprk away if i get even the sligh will to rush things, that's why some parts of the mask are kinda so-so lol to be honest? GACKT's face and hair was easier to do than the goddarn mask! xD I have to admit that there are parts that are not perfect, but not because i was lazy or in a rush but because i still don't know how to make them perfect lol
I hope it does look like him, i know it is not perfect but i put my BEST in it and i'm praying that everyone will like it cuz to be fair, i'm not someone to be proud of stuff i do, but THIS ONE.... I AM! lol

I will probbaly change the main picture to the one of a better quality as soon as i will get hold of my NIKKON D40x ..... And...i just realized i forgot to sign the drawing... >_> whatever lol

You can check the work in progress here - [link]

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tools:
- some random painting paper (i need to buy a new pack >_>)
- graphite pencils 5H,4H,3H,HB,B2,B6,B8
- white acrylic paint for some highlights
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Mystic-Ai Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Very good job! You can be proud of it ^^
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DarkCrea Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU :)
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BlueAbyss96 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I tried to draw this version too ... Obviously your Gackt is better than mine ;_; Good Job Dear!!!
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DarkCrea Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HEY, YOU DID GOOD TOO! it looks nice as a sketch. I am sure if you spent a week on it it would look just like mine :P I surelly can't do the job you did in a sketch :P SO!!!

but thank you!
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BlueAbyss96 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Aahahaah, I am a lazy girl !!!! But thank you *w* Your work is amazing, anyway w Gackt should be proud of us :meow:
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DarkCrea Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol well guess what! I am a lazy girl too xD just sometimes get too obsessed with things so i end up with good stuff xD
THANKS, and yeah he would deffinitelly BE! Plus he loves looking at himself xD I will never forgive him for neglecting my Illness Illusion drawing in a fanbook xD he ONLY took photos of the portraits people did for him xD what an asshole xD
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BlueAbyss96 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Aaw that's great, we are equal in terms of commitment ahaha!! Gackt is a narcissist, I knew it, but.... What, I am not good to make portraits people A My dream of make a manga about him is ruined! _ Gackt asshole ahahha!!!
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DarkCrea Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol as long as you have his face there, it should be fine xD give it try xD
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BlueAbyss96 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Oooh I'll try !!!! w/
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Secu-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did an amazing job with this! :)
he effort you have seen to make this art-piece as perfect as possible is really showing to me as a viewer, and I'm sure many others see it too^^
I love Gackt and I'm very critical of people who draw him because they almost every time end up fucking up some part of his face that makes him look like not himself x3 but you managed every single bit of his face and hair^^ -clap-
Will you draw Gackt in future too? :)
This art of your earned a fav by me^^ made my day! :3
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DarkCrea Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You think so? Well then the effort was worth it. I still do see things i should touch up, but i won't because i usually overwork the drawing and it's no good then xD
Oh, i have the same problem with people's works. But then again, usually people just draw by hand which is very very very difficult i cheat a bit with using grids because there's no way i'm good enough to do it without them. Also i think what puts people off is his pictures too, i mean there's barelly any dimention in them, just lines. As for my own work i was't very true to original pic when it comes to hair, i mean it's like following the idea but not copying it lol I'm really glad tho that u think i did a good job with these!!

Will i? i probably will if he stops being so overexposed in his photoshoots haha~

THANK YOU again for checking, commenting and of course for a fave ♥
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Secu-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
I tend to draw digitally only these days but as I used to draw with pen back in the days, I know it's far more difficult and takes more time ( of course, depending on the drawing's quality that the drawer wants, it may be quick or slow to do).

I hope to see more drawings from you in the future, so u also received a watch from me^^

Have a good day, and I hope to see some Gackt-drawings in the future too! :)
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DarkCrea Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
personally i find drawing digitally even harder, I have a tablet but i use it for photomanipulations mostly. I find it dificult to addapt the technique ^^"

I will surelly do them more, the begining of drawing always very bitter and slow but when it gets speed it becomes lots of fun. :) So deffinitelly! Just need to find good pictures to draw him from ^^"

Thanks again for all the good stuff,i hope i won't dissapoint in the future! HAVE A BRILLIANT DAY, too ^^
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silberfische Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
It's really cool mate! x) we should talk some time, I missed you a lot ^^
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DarkCrea Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
waaaaaah, you're still alive!!! I remember we used t chat a lot back in the days!!

thanks for checking BTW.
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silberfische Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Yeeee I also doooo and I'd love to do that again x'D do you have skype? I could also write you a letter xoxoxo
By the way the art you do nowadays is just wonderful!! I only wish I draw that good
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DarkCrea Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
me toooo~~ I do have skype! I'm lazy with letters xD

Well, thank you! Frankly, gurl, u are no less good at that with all the portraits u've done so far!
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TheLadyFalcon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, good job! This is totally awesome!
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DarkCrea Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU :)
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Maria-Maestropiedra Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
-sticks her face to the screen- GACKTO-SAMA!!!! :iconmonkeyloveplz:

first of all, please forgive me if my English is not very good wu~

I love this picture. You did perfect.
Gackt has some features that are very specific to him and I've always believed that they are not easy to draw xD.
I, personally, have a serious problem with his lips xDD
Anyway, I love how you managed everything. The shadows are sharper and delicate.
I love the hair, it's amazing, as well as the details in the clothes and not to mention the background :love:
Oh well everything here is awesome :heart:

you are a great artist!! :love:
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DarkCrea Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, you too? well let me tell you that i ahd a huge problem trying to get his lips rigth, i still think there's something not adding up with them but..lol so yest they are always a problem for me too. But i think lips in general are a very difficult think to draw because it's not really make of harsh lines but shadows, so to get them right is a bit of a problem! I feel ya pain haha~

Your english is fine btw!!! :) and thanks for checking!!!
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omano-chan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! It'S a really awesome picture! He looks dashing and all cool!

I just realized that there are elements from his tours - like the different parts of his hair, the mask and feathers on his shoulder and his clothes... and still looks collected and awesome!
Very-very beautiful!
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DarkCrea Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well that whole styling he has, was in the picture i drew him from lol And yes it seems like he went for that "everything in one by pieces" idea to take bits and pieces from each tour and combine them together for a new look. It's quite smart aproach!

thanks for checking!
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