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Sleeping with ghosts by Gironimo Sleeping with ghosts by Gironimo
my tribute to the greatest band ever :heart:
finally seen them live @ Rock am Ring gironimo.deviantart.com/art/Bl…

I guess some of you will know it, it's the cover of the "sleeping with ghosts" album by Placebo. I first struggled with that project, because lots of people know my reference and have already drawn or painted it. usually artists who have worked on that project, too, will be more cirtical. Don't get me wrong, I really need your comments, but when I put all my heart in a project I tend to avoid criticism ;)
Generally it was a big challenge for me to cope with the original photo, most of all because I associate very emotional moments with the music of the album.

8 hours of work, pencils: 2b - 8b


WIP 1 gironimo.deviantart.com/art/Sl…
WIP 2 gironimo.deviantart.com/art/Sl…
WIP 3 gironimo.deviantart.com/art/Sl…
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:iconbraendis:
Braendis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is great!
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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S3V4STR4 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks again!
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:icon4thgeneration:
4thgeneration Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice job on the shading and details. The man's forearm looks a bit too long anatomically speaking but overall nice job :)
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! I am thankful for your hint! :)
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:iconzayrot:
Zayrot Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I really like how you interwined them via transparency :)
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks, that's nice to hear :)
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:iconshadowjonh:
ShadowJonh Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
very nice work
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:iconjoojie99:
Joojie99 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student General Artist
That's really good shading! I think you should put a mature filter on this though. 
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:iconnimportant:
NImportant Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Whoa, very inspiring, I like it!
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks, I am happy you think so!
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:iconbastardprince:
BastardPrince Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
PLacebo :#1:Nice work, I always like this cover :)
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :hug:
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:iconevekudo:
EveKudo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Woow really good, absolutly amazing shading ! (:
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much :)
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:iconhalflung27:
Halflung27 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Artist
interesting drawing/ Nicely drawn.
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:iconx-memoire-x:
x-Memoire-x Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool, very awesome, total epicness of skills!
I just don't like that you can see her rips that much but that's just my opinion ^^
Great work!
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allison731 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work. :thumbsup:
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:iconneverxhale:
neverxhale Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done...nice execution of you concept
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:iconzanialessandra:
ZaniAlessandra Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful artwork!!!
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:iconartcrusade:
ArtCrusade Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One does not simply sleeps with ghosts. Great work on this classic album cover!
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! ;)
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:iconhollee-mcnamara:
Hollee-McNamara Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013   Photographer
I am not one of those people who have previously worked on said project - so with an unbiased opinion I must tell you how beautifully you've created this. The shading is lovely and they merge together in such a muted way. I love the way you've done it. Kudos, great work :heart:
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ank you so much for your thoughtful comment :) I really appreciate your kind words!
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:iconhollee-mcnamara:
Hollee-McNamara Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013   Photographer
It's my pleasure! :heart:
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:iconithilloth:
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
my favourite album and favourite cover :heart: wonderful drawing :)
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:icons-baptista-art:
S-Baptista-Art Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student General Artist
:wow:
Looks amazing!
The details are insane!!
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Dr-Dexterous Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Ok, so i have been looking through your gallery in awe of the emotions captured in all your drawings. And i wanted to comment on all of them! Deduced that'd be weird and id wait to comment on the best one. Couldn't decide on one. But, in support of, as you, said, the greatest band in the world i have chosen this one. You captioned the illusion of the fading ghost so well! I love it, and please don't lose your unique style. :)
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww you're such a nice person :hug: I am happy you like my drawings, and especially I think it's interesting to see what other people's favourites are compared to mine ;)
I keep trying my best, and I promised myself to never stop drawing. Sometimes it just takes a little longer to finish one work.
So thank you again for your warm words, and have a nice weekend :wave:
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gothchick913 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is amazing. your eye for detail is astounding
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for your kind words :hug:
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gothchick913 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: no problem
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:iconzephyrtowngirl:
ZephyrTownGirl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
This is beautiful!
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much :)
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maddilovesanime Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
HA YOU CAN'T STOP READING THIS UNTIL THE END!!!
Hi, I am Teddy. Once you read this you
cannot get out. Finish reading this
until it is done! As I said, I am
Teddy. I am 7 years old. I have no eyes
and blood all over my face. I am dead.
If you don't send this to at least 12
people I will come to your house at
midnight and I'll hide under your bed.
When you're asleep, I'll kill you.
Don't believe me?"no"
Case 1:
Patty Buckles
Got this e-mail. She doesn't believe
in chain letters. Well, Foolish Patty.
She was sleeping when her TV started
flickering on and off. Now she's not
with us anymore. Ha ha patty, Ha ha!
You don't want to be like Patty, do
you?
Case 2:
George M. Simon
Hates chain mail, but he didn't want
to die that night. He sent it to 4
people. Not good enough George. Now,
George is in a coma, we don't know if
he'll ever wake up. Ha ha George, Ha
ha! Now, do you want to be like George?
Case 3:
Valarie Tyler
She got this letter. Another chain
letter she thought. Only had 7 people
to
send to. Well, That night when she was
having a shower she saw bloody Mary
in the mirror. It was the BIGGEST
fright of her life. Valarie is scarred
for
life.
Case 4:
Derek Minse
This is the final case I'll tell you
about. Well, Derek was a smart person.
He sent it to 12 people. Later that
day, he found a $100.00 bill on the
ground. He was premoted to head
officer at his job and his girlfriend
said
yes to his purposal. Now, Katie and
him are living happily ever after.The
have 2 beautiful children.
Send this to at least 12 people or
you'll face the consequences.
0 people- You will die tonight
1-6 people- you will be injured
7-11 people- you will get the biggest
fright of your life
12 and over- you are safe and will
have good fortune
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:iconlenadrofranci:
lenadrofranci Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is my favorite Placebo album cover!
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mine too :)
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:iconthesvetislav:
thesvetislav Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Beautiful! So nice drawing, with delicate step into dream... Look like a way that suits to You! I am looking forward for a new drawings!
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very very much :) I'm trying my best to keep drawing the things that feel like fitting me
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:iconafinalmasquerade:
AFinalMasquerade Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Nicely done.
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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:iconartisexpressive:
Artisexpressive Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I think you did an amazing job I knew what it was the minute I saw it
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the compliment :)
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:iconartisexpressive:
Artisexpressive Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem you deserved it
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:iconclimbtothestars:
ClimbToTheStars Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student General Artist

When I first saw this I was all like, Le gasp! Placebo!!!
God, I friggin love them!
This is a really great piece too!
The one thing that I might have wanted to see would to have a little bit more contrast? between the figures and the background.
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much :) you're right, I should have darkened the black areas more. I guess I felt a little unsure as I drew it.
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
wow.nice work
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :)
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:icontiedieangel:
tiedieangel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
*clears throat* I fuckin' love it! ;D
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