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    Laurent's sketchbook

    Hi Guys,

    I need to draw more !

    I hope this sketchbook will help me to produce more work. Don't hesitate to hassle me if I don't post work and sketches often enough. Some weeks I really need a kick in the pants.

    Here is a digital painting I've done last week. More to come soon !

    Thanks a lot !

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    Ha ha, I am having a hard time deciding if that is more cute or terrifying. The detail in it is so easy to overlook the first time one sees it. Especially in the mouth. Really wonderful painting. I think, the only crit that comes to mind, is the eye ought to pop a little more? Maybe deepen the contrast in it? But it is a personal preference.
    I can't wait till you add more, it'll be a treat!

    If you have the time, please stop by my sketchbook, Chock Full o'Nuts.
    I would appreciate any advice or critiques.
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    Thanks I always have to contain myself when I add detail - I put my headphones on, sip a can of diet coke and often go overboard with it

    Here're a couple of sketches I did before I began the painting. I'm glad I went for something cute at the end - cuteness should rule the world.

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    I don't know, that first shark is looking pretty smooth. Wouldn't mind seeing a painting for him, too.

    If you have the time, please stop by my sketchbook, Chock Full o'Nuts.
    I would appreciate any advice or critiques.
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    Wouldn't mind seeing a painting for him, too.
    He he he, I may keep this guy for a future painting then

    By the way, this is old but here's another sharky thing I painted last year:

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    man this stuff is awesome. you really love sharks

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    somone loves sharks! Great characters, love the beach shark!

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    I do like sharks, indeed, they're like tigers in fish disguise. I draw other animals though - I'll post more paintings tonight

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    i friggin love sharks, the first ones got a human tongue and its freakin me out...

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    Here're more sharks

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    And here is another quick painting I did last year. Like the shark with the can of coke, these are paintings I'd do in a couple of hours in the evening. I should do more of these as they really helped me to experiment with new techniques...

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    hah awwwwwww Really cute designs XD

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    Just finished this new painting...

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    And a couple of sketches I did before jumping in !

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    Here is a new painting I've just finished. I've also added a couple of sketches I did while brainstorming the main idea.

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    So very expressive! Your mastery becomes obvious in your line flow also. Excellent works

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    Ask me to draw a bloodthirsty shrimp and I'll feel right at home. But ask me to draw a person and I'll struggle and sweat. I mean, I can do something quick but getting it "right" can sometimes take hours. So let's practice a little. I especially like the one of the far left, I may do a painting of her later

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    Hey, i love your adorable aquatic creature drawings, those sharks are the best, i love the little hammer head. But those are over a year old, yowza! I'm really glad to see you posting again after dropping off last year.

    I really dig your pencil rendering skill, and your critter design is top notch. You say you struggle with people but they don't look bad. I hope to see you practice more with human anatomy and gesture drawings sometime now that you're posting again though. keep up the good work, you've got the talent, you just gotta hone it!

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    Thanks mate !

    I know, I freaked out a bit when I saw the date on my last post... time flies !
    I really need to practice more with humans, I've had this project of comic book going for years and I need to get "fluent" in human anatomy before I start. But I won't give up on my pet critters ! Thanks for your awesome feedback !!

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    woh mate your animals are sweet! love the squid very cool. and wonderfull grasp on color i envy that!

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    Thanks Oatestwder, I really appreciate your feedback - by the way, I have done more color paintings since the ones I've posted here. Some are in my gallery, others on my personal site.

    Here're two new sketches. I couldn't get the space-girl proportions quite right - damn! - so I gave her a giant spider-robot to cheer her up.

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    Ok, I got a bit carried away with this one. I started with the elf girl then I felt I needed something in the background... and as such I ended up with this big dude. My brain is overly screwed sometimes...

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    Halloween is around the corner so it's a perfect time to get into spooky (and silly) mode. I've decided to draw all sort of weird creatures this week. Don't let the critters bite !

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    amazing stuff, keep it up mate =)

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    Thanks mate

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    Here're two more lovely fellas - not as fun as the other three, I must say though, I don't have much control on what comes out of my head. I'll just keep fishing in there, never know what kind of other critters might bite !

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    Ok, my new painting is a lot more work than I thought. So, in the meantime, I thought I'd draw something else.

    What would happen if giant mind controlling squids took over the world ? what if they'd control our monsters to achieve their ultimate objective ? I know this sounds crazy, but it would be so cool ! And again, unlike mind controlling squids, I don't control what comes out of my head...

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    Very nice sketches, some of your creatures are very interesting!
    I like the mood of post #22 A LOT!

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    Thanks insanelight, I really appreciate your feedback.
    It's actually funny how #22 came out, I didn't have this composition in mind at first, I only wanted to draw the girl - but then I carried on and the big guy just came out. I love this kind of creative process where I have no idea where I'm going and then - bang ! a big dude in the background !

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    The sneezing mosquito

    It's getting cold these days...

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