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Lindsey Stirling by Meghan-Vu Lindsey Stirling by Meghan-Vu
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I don't remember how I discovered Lindsey Stirling; all I know is that it happened at the beginning of this past summer. The first video I saw of hers was We Found Love, and after watching it, I absolutely fell in love with her. (Hello biggest girlcrush since Emma Watson...)

Lindsey is magical and beautiful, and I'd been planning to draw her for a long time now. (I have so many different screenshot references of her from multiple music videos, but the problem is that she seems to get prettier with every video!) I LOVED her makeup/hairstyle in a scene from her Phantom of the Opera medley (www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCL94-… and finally decided to use one of the scenes featuring it as my reference. I didn't keep track of how long this took me, but my guess is LONG. Probably around 10 hours, maybe more. Sharpie and pencil portraits always take me the longest because I have to figure out how many distinct shades of grey I want to use. In this, I kind of ditched my usual approach of saying, "Okay, I want __x__ many shades of grey, so this area will be this shade, that area will be that shade, etc." I like how it turned out, though - sometimes having just one shade in one spot can look too flat but having two distinct ones would look too blocky.

ALSO, I GET TO MEET HER TODAY BECAUSE I HAVE VIP TICKETS TO HER SHOW AND I'M GOING TO SHOW IT TO HER AND ASK HER TO SIGN IT AND I AM SO EXCITED CAN YOU TELL

...And because I was frantically trying to finish this, I have not started my homework for tomorrow yet. #priorities
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StrangeStreet Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i know dat feel bro
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JuReam Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Most of the fan art I have seen of Lindsey is...poorly done to put it in a kind way. But your artwork blows me away. It is the first gorgeous (let alone even decent!) artwork I have seen. Be proud. .
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Meghan-Vu Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Oh wow, thank you so much! I'm super flattered to hear it. :heart:
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JuReam Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Keep up the amazing work!! :D
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Kwolf315 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Hi!
I am from Lindsey Stirling's team -
We were wondering if you have a PSD file of this image that you could create?
We are wanting to use this image as her next t-shirt design so it will look a little something like this:

[link]

We just need your permission, and the original design (internet file, preferably a PSD)
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Meghan-Vu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
My apologies; I didn't realize that I had to be part of the Official Stirlingite group to be able to see the t-shirt design. I've left a comment on the link, so again, please let me know if you're still interested in collaborating!
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Meghan-Vu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Hello! For some reason, the Facebook link isn't working - it's telling me that the content is currently unavailable. (If you could provide a working link, that'd be great - I really appreciate your interest and I'd love to see what you have in mind!)

Please send me a note to discuss further logistics if you're still interested in using my design. :)
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SHINRA71 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Artist
love her
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Meghan-Vu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Yeah, she's awesome!
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Azefore Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome piece good sir, google images serves me well, by far the best artwork done imo for her. Short story be told I started watching her videos just because I'm a skyrim nut and friend linked me a Skyrim cover, was her and Peter Hollen's. Fast forward 3 weeks and I'm at her first tour concert in CT, missed out on VIP tickets BUT being a shy creature I found the gall to go with one of my two friends that night and sneak back in 30 minutes after the concert. Chatted with her, got pics, good time, the 10 minutes are now a blur in my mind :saddummy:
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Kwolf315 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Come Join the Official Lindsey Stirling Fan group on facebook!!

facebook.com/groups/officialstirlingites

Lindsey posts occasionally! (:
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Meghan-Vu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Oh, thank you! That means a lot to me. :) I'm also glad you still got to meet her even though you didn't get VIP tickets. She's so friendly and wonderful!
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Azefore Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Np, it's an awesome piece, and yah she is, hopefully in a few years I can see another concert and hopefully VIP =D
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budg007 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Your drawing is so beautiful! Now that Lindsey sign it, you'll remember the day that you met her (maybe you'll remember the other VIPs too, because we had a lot a time together...)
Frank
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Meghan-Vu Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Oh, thank you, Frank! I'm sure I will never forget that day (or the other VIPs, haha). :)
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InYuJi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
so you used gray sharpies for the shades? This is really awesome. Almost thought this was ink and watercolor. But I'm a big fan of Lindsey Stirling also. Her violin medleys are rocking, especially when she dances along with the music.
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Meghan-Vu Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Thanks! :) I think Lindsey Stirling's performance style is awesome.

I actually used a mechanical pencil at varying pressures to achieve the different shades of grey. I might have actually lost my mind if I'd tried to do all those shades with Sharpies because a) they're really smelly and b) I would've had to be super careful with them because I work on a fairly small scale and so precision is everything.
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InYuJi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
true, you'd have to wear a gas mask or something. Those fumes are pretty irritating
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MagicSpazzingDragon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Have fun! I had never heard of her before but now I am watching videos @.@ She is amazing.
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Meghan-Vu Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
It was a blast! And I agree; she's absolutely amazing. It was a huge honor to be able to meet her and talk to her one-on-one. :)
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MagicSpazzingDragon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Did you get your picture signed? Did she like it? I bet she did. It is amazing!
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Meghan-Vu Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Yeah! She said it was the best fanart she'd received all tour (but then again, her tour just started, so...). And thanks! :)
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MagicSpazzingDragon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Haha well I am sure that it will be the best that she sees for quite awhile. It really is amazing!
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SKShigan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
:drool: I just love the picture!!!
Her "Phantom of the Opera" cover it's been the really first video where I've seen her, It's Magic!! :clap: :rose:
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Meghan-Vu Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Thank you! :heart: Her Phantom of the Opera medley is certainly impressive. :)
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