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Pau Gasol by AmBr0 Pau Gasol by AmBr0
My tribute to one of the best Spanish sportsman of history if not the best. An example of dedication, overcoming and behavior. He is a spanish professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born to Marisa Sßez and AgustÝ Gasol, and he spent his childhood in Spain. Gasol was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2001 NBA Draft, but his rights were traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, with whom he won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He also won the citizenship award and currently holds the Memphis Grizzlies franchise records for career games played, minutes played, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, offensive, defensive, and total rebounds, blocked shots, turnovers, and points. After seven seasons with the team, Gasol was traded to the Lakers on February 1, 2008. His younger brother, Marc Gasol, who was involved in that trade, is also a professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA.

Take a look at this face because we are going to kick some asses in London 2012!

:bulletblue:5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, H, HB, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, willow charcoal
:bulletblue:Kneaded eraser, Pen mechanic eraser, Electric eraser
:bulletblue:Blending Stump, Makeup Removal Discs
:bulletblue:A4 (21x29'7 cm) (8,25" x 11,7")

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This is truly outstanding! I've seen quite a few portraits done in my day and I can say that with this piece, you've been placed in my category of absolutely exceptional. What drew me into this portrait was the light effect you've given it. It really reaches out to you and sucks you right in. That along with the sheer amount of detail you've placed into drawing his hair alone. You've also managed to make the light bounce off his body as it would if taken by a regular camera.

I can't say I find anything wrong with this portrait at all. in fact I would find it difficult to differentiate between this and a camera filter. You cover all aspects of a great portrait here: depth, lighting, and the inspiration that made you draw it. Kudos, I hope you plan to continue furthering your skills as an artist whether it be a drawing or a hobby.
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SIVAYA44 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Great expression. 
opayqart Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
This is awesome! Love Pau's image, very true to life. Think you've come the closest to depicting a Gasol brother (formerly, yet still, of the Memphis Grizzlies) in grisaille - very punny and I love it. If you ever come to trying to draw his brother Marc, with him it would work perfectly. You should consider sticking to this idea and to this technique.
ArtKosh Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
oh my.. its great!.. hair.. :heart:
Dee2013 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
I agree with the critique below except I would have to add that it a solid 5 star rating in everything for me !
werewolfjt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
artMAKERportrait Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats amazing
brianfallen97 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student General Artist
this is amazing!!
inu-mutt Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
TEACH ME!!!!!!
avadaxxxkedavra Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
whoa thats so amazing!!!!!
chaseroflight Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the way that you drew his hair, which really shows his character. This is really an incredible piece of work!
danielboveportillo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Simply amazing! It's so real that it seems to be a picture not a drawing.

Also I have to say that the description isn't accurate at all when you say that "His younger brother, Marc Gasol" because he has a younger brother called AdriÓ Gasol that was born in 1994 and is playing actually in a High School I think.

So if you want you can correct that! : )
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Thanks! :thanks:

I know and now he's going to UCLA. I copied from wikipedia but I think that when it says "younger brother" it doesn't mean he is the youngest.
Michelle313 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mouske Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
It's like he is staring into my soul!
ARTBYTAMARA Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
NON HO PAROLE i capelli impressionante questo video ho visto
donwold Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Love this picture, I truly respect Gasol's talent. Unfortunately he plays for the Lakers, oh well, I guess I can't hold that against him.
Sokkhue Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW freaking amazing!
Suanin Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations! :w00t: This portrait has been included in #CelebrityPortraits's 'Best Of' feature for the month of June! :clap: You can see the feature here!
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Thanks a lot! :thanks::+fav:
Suanin Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :aww:
CaliAli1130 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Absolutely incredible!
FiskXPhantom Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Grreat work, amazing job you did on the hair...I fall silent when I see it :-)
Joilieder Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Fantastic, stunning! Amazingly realistic! Wow, I am so impressed. I sure wish I had your patience and skill for drawing everything so realistic. :worship:
jazzilady Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really incredible work in this, you really caught the essence of this man! Outstanding! :iconbugplz::iconredheartsplz:
PokemonTrainerNaira Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woooooooooooooooow PAU GASOL!!! XD His hair looks messy here, it's so cool!
Ileina Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Looks really great, the hair is amazing! :iconlainloveplz:
Phaniegrr Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student General Artist
OMG you're awesomeeee amazinggg *.* :faint:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing piece of work!
Thanks for sharing..
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AmBr0 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thanks! :thanks:
miirex Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
gnohz Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Just plain awesome as always!!
WilliamFDrake Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I can't see any difference between the drawing and an photo. And without the drawing process video, most people would thing its an photoshop filter/shader manipulation! Your skill is absolutely outstanding and i have to thank you for sharing it with us
Faticia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Especially the hair!
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:whisper: Just for fun ... Pau Gasol was having dinner yesterday evening with Rafael Nadal in Paris ;)
Is Rafa gonna win? Thrill ... play is going on at this very moment :)
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
One more Roland Garros! I saw a hug in a picture between them and Rafa seemed Pau's son :D
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Yes, one more. He is already in history of tennis. Both are great champs !
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I agree!
floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist
...outstanding ,remarquable and superb drawing!:iconwowplz:Amazing talent!:iconlovesplz:
jlbanchick Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Just awesome!
ButterflyMeadow Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
I'm a huge fan of Pau, and this sketch is absolutely breathtaking. It looks as if it were a picture, it's amazing! Keep up the stunning work! :)
system-fan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Are you kidding me!!! How?!?! Every time I see work like this I almost give up. Well done man, it is absolutely outstanding.
TaniaAV Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Magnifico, como siempre:D:D
nikutsuki Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Wow, that hair must have taken ages!! o.o
drawman61 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The job you have done on the hair is outstanding. I think people will come back to this for reference for a long time.
BFFLAE1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait....thats not a photograph?!?! oh my cheese!
orangelion90 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
I don't know who this is, but this is beautiful work.
Photopathica Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   General Artist
excellent work!
A-Falcon-Velazquez Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Such a fantastic work!
MGRESA Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student General Artist
genial :)
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Submitted on
June 4, 2012
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Date Taken
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows


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