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Making of - Lady Gaga by BenHeine Making of - Lady Gaga by BenHeine
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This is a digital work but sort of "handmade" as I placed each circle individually on a black background.

Each circle is made of a single color and a single tone.

It took me quite a long time to finish the whole portrait...

For more information about my works:

Final painting & detail:

Lady Gaga by BenHeine Lady Gaga - Detail Head by BenHeine

Some other "making of", if you're interested:

Making of - Mika - 2 by BenHeine Making of - Banksy by BenHeine

Making of - Mika by BenHeine Making of a Digital Portrait 2 by BenHeine

>>> Portrait of Elvis Presley, making of <<< (video!)
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KiinQuetzalHa Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Beautifully done!
fahad8702 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
gr8 work
ifourdezign Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Recently stumbled across your work - WOW Tbh the negativity on your feed that you are faking things I find irrelevant.

I've actually not got a problem with any artist using reference, (Especially in this instance) because it demands a huge amount of patience and skillset to make this convincing.

I'd be more pissed off if it was a filter that I don't have! :D Inspirational!
Oog007 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
loved it :)
RoseCS Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
fantastic! amazing! congratulations!
jasonsnake Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
God you are really patient! Love your work very much.
Callias Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don´t believe you are telling the truth about you making it all by yourself... The eyes look very cut out so I looked the photo up... [link] When I place the two pictures on eachother the eye and mouth parts are precisely identical. [link] Also In your process drawing she starts out with hair infront of her eye as you can see: [link] . And when you progress further the hair dissapears.
Offcourse you could have drawn it on your own, but even if someone would try without reference.. It would be hard to have the exact same proportions as on the photo...

I know you will delete this message or find an excuse.. (I love your work) but please be honest. It isn't that hard..
Jumei Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly what I thought. He is only showing the dots he had at the time, not the photo he had underneath it.
RafalBigda Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm, nice recipe. This is what I thought.

Of course, the circles have to be put on the different layer, having the photo on the background, which is, I thing, a hard work.
But also I know tht there is a plugin in PS making such (or similar) mosaics automatically, with a lot od options (number, size, shape and distribution of mosaic elements). Suspicion of making it automatically, not by hand, comes from very strictly defined (mathematically) distances between the circles and distribution of smaller ones (almost fractal-like).

But, who may prove it? It still looks nice.
Callias Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you zoom in the close up in photoshop, you will see some of the circles near the eye don't have 1 color but have more colors in 1 circle
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