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Holly Starlight is an American illustration and portrait artist living in Japan.

Having drawn over 100 portraits over 10 years, Holly strives to capture life's most precious moments with love and care. Whether it be colored pencil, graphite, or digital, Holly will create the perfect portrait to celebrate you and/or your loved ones.

Holly has been drawing cartoons ever since she can remember, starting with her favorite superheroes such as the Powerpuff Girls and Sailor Moon. She fell in love with drawing portraits in elementary school when she first drew her favorite pop singer Adam Lambert. 

More recently, she has drawn portraits of other beloved musicians such as Kate Bush, Mark Hollis (of Talk Talk), KISS, Lady Gaga, Freddie Mercury, and more. She also enjoys pinup art and all things vintage. 

Holly is currently utilizing her art in her professional career with graphic design, digital marketing, video production, and more.
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Newest Art

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💎Lady Gaga Project 💎

Lady Gaga

I drew Lady Gaga with graphite pencils with her iconic 2019 Oscars look, styled with the Tiffany & Co. 128.54 carat Tiffany Diamond which has been worn by four women during its lifetime, including Audrey Hepburn, Lady Gaga, and Beyoncé. I recreated the necklace and earrings with 3D glass jewels and framed the portrait in a box frame, lined with Hollywood movie sign-style twinkle lights. Lady Gaga is one of my biggest inspirations and I love all that she stands for. “Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded.” 

Click play to watch me draw Lady Gaga. I spent about one month going from store to store in Japan finding the perfect jewels to attach. I also purchased the box frame from a local art store. I've been enjoying sourcing my art supplies locally to support smaller shops. It's a great way to get to know the art community, and I've made amazing memories speaking with all kinds of people through the process. 

This video features the jewelry arrangement and attachment process. I mapped out the jewels, placed and arranged them to ensure the right size, and then attached them with super glue. I lined the inside of the frame with battery-operated string lights. Four light switches are tapped to the back. 

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