Thanks to everyone who has faved this, particularly Lady Gaga fans from Lady Gaga groups on Deviant Art
My other Gaga drawings:
My Lady Gaga Gallery
Information about this drawing:
Media = Illustrator CS4.
(I used Photoshop only to crop and save the image; the image itself was made entirely in Illustrator. This is my usual work flow - make a vector drawing then crop it / save it in Photoshop.)
I drew this image using the pen tool, the pathfinder (specifically divide, and I used exclude on the hair in about three places), standard gradients, clipping masks, gradient mesh tool, pattern / art brushes, and the symbol sprayer tool.
(The "Live Trace / Live Paint" features were NOT used on any portion of this image; it was all done by me personally.)
The art / pattern brushes, symbol sprayer, and clipping masks were mainly used on the hair.
I used a pattern brush to make the oval shapes that line the top of the bodice and for the circular shapes of the netting/mesh that cover the lower half of the bodice.
The hair was an absolute nightmare to draw, and it probably took the longest of any part of the image. The rest of the image was pretty fun to draw, but the hair was a tedious chore.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Lady Gaga goes Britney Spears and shaves all her hair off in the future, because I'm sure a bald Gaga would be much easier to draw.
Eventually, I might work on the hair a little bit more, as well as some of the shadows throughout the image. In the meantime, after having worked on this for about six days straight, I'm more than tired of looking at it and need a break! Please do not use this drawing without my permission.
Any Deviant Art groups I submit this to obviously do
have my permission to place this in their galleries.
I also do not
object to any Deviant Art members adding this to their Deviant Art collections or Deviant Art "favorite" collection(s), and Deviant Art obviously has my permission to have this art on their server(s).('not authorized' icon courtesy of MyArtPlz)