I chose Lady Gaga because she's so unmistakeably recognizable and has a long and prolific future in pop music. She's also someone I definitely wanted to include in my folio because regardless of your music tastes, there are very few people who are unfamiliar with her.
This portrait was done with charcoal because it gives a brilliant, thick, black eyeliner effect. It also allows room for really soft smudging ideal for cheek bones and eye shadow. A copious amount of makeup is definitely something I associate her with.
So you can see the deep shadows above her eyelid and the thick black Italian eyebrow. I really would've liked to put more emphasis on her nose because it's so distinctive but it proves a little difficult when you're doing a front on shot. I didn't like the hair in this one, it looked like a heavy blob with no real form. Definitely not Gaga hair. I drew another hairstyle with a bit more direction.
Then it was time to give her the legendary telephone headpiece, done in the exact same way as above but here I've coloured it on Photoshop.
The costume features in her latest video, Telephone, with Beyonce, it runs for about 9 minutes, it's practically a short film. I can confidently say that it's one of the best film clips from the last decade.
All that was needed was some layering and colouring. Once the piece were put together, it was good to go. Here's the final product.
I posted this to Gaga's twitter account, no response yet but apparently she's good with getting back to people :P
I'll let you guys know.