Madonna Portrait

“Madonna in the Bedroom” ✍🏼 by Dan Victor • There was a magazine spread with her, capturing a wonderful pose. I used it for my final assignment in Painting & Drawing class. I had wanted to make a realistic drawing in pencil. So I took weeks using various hardnesses of graphite to slowly build up the shading. ⁠

I took a chance on the watercolor background, but I must have been in the spirit. The composition has layers. I feel like it is a major accomplishment for me. ⁠

I had a professor named George Sorrels that was a very tough critic. I respected his opinion and he said he liked this one especially. Not that praise is necessary, but I am happy that it resonated with a professional artist that sell his work in galleries. As a 20 year-old, it made me feel good.⁠

This image has also been used on the cover of the Ductape Halo album, ‘Amongst The Dead’ . It was my band that I sang, played guitar and wrote much of the songs. It came out in 2010.⁠

There is a mystery behind those eyes. I don’t even think it looks like Madonna that much anymore. I feel like she has become a muse all her own.⁠

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