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    All the giraffes are happy.. in Lau's mind.

    Hey, hey.

    I'm Laurice (you can call me Lau for short) and I draw portraits.

    I want to sketch more, and draw faster. Will you please help me?

    I want to freelance for Magic The Gathering!
    I aspire to join the industry of entertainment design.
    I want to learn how to do concept paintings – But right now, my skill isn't really geared towards it.

    I enjoyed looking at some really good ones here, and now I finally mustered the courage to start a sketchbook of my own. Updating will be a challenge for me, as I often fail to get myself to draw regularly; but it's all worth it.

    I started out drawing people's faces about eight years ago, stopped for about two and a half years (which I regret so much.) and I finally found my direction and purpose now.



    Here's where I'm presently at! (as far as a "finished drawing")
    The first three are in graphite and the last one is digital.

    (after this wave will come my very recent sketches)

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    Some more...

    Sketches that I've done only recently.. About a week old.

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    And some more..

    Some new ones.. Will update as often as I can. Aiming for.. daily, but I'll start with weekly to get the momentum going.

    Last post for now.

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    The last image in the first post is stunning! I love how soft and ethereal it looks.
    You've definitely got a good handle of faces, but I'd like to see some environments and what you can do with color.

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    Some REALLY nice drawings and studies! I'm obsessed with those lip studies! INCREDIBLE! Keep posting! Can't wait to see more!

    Lawl @ me being obsessed with "!" !!!!!!! I use ! TOO MUCH xD !!!!!

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    @Patonki: Thanks! I'll work on environments
    @cuptow555: Thank you! I'll try to have this regularly updated..

    Here's a few more..

    I've done a painting of Darth Vader a few months back. This is my first attempt at doing something more than just a study. I tried to keep it painterly by not refining the strokes to the max.. I know Vader can't do force lightning.. but what if he could? so far, this is the only finished colored painting that i've done.

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    some color studies

    here are some color studies. not much recently

    first image: bouguereau study
    2nd image: zhang ziyi wip (sorry this is the second time i referenced her)

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    my school org's been taking a chunk of my time.. how can i impose more time for drawing?

    how do you guys balance everything so well?

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    more color studies

    And some other concept studies. they look odd.

    What should I work on? (it seems obvious, doesn't it? haha)

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    Very good studies and portraits here )
    Sorry can't give you any good advice - as for me your work is pretty enough

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    Wow, very inspiring work! I think this one is my favorite. (I'm a sucker for realism that fades into sketchiness, heh.)

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    in2eternity: Aaw thanks. I'm working on my speed. I seem to be really slow.
    manlybrian: I like Sierra too! I'm also digging this style. I kind of want to do small-time commissions with it. I don't know.

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    some more sketches.. studies of my friends and self-portraits of me with the mirror and photo.

    Why is it hard to do self portraits with the mirror? Do you look at some parts and sort of imagine them on paper? Because for sure, you can't stay in place the whole time you're drawing yourself... i'm puzzled.

    Watched Feng Zhu's instructional videos on youtube and tried to redraw the van.. but failed.

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    Your doing great, keep it up! Drawing your self in the mirror is hard but it's really just translating from 3D into 2D.

    I read your post in the art discussion forums. I think it's great you reconize that your uncomfortable with drawing quickly. It's a matter of learning to balance quick studies and finished images. It's a great skill to be able to finish an image and it's a good skill to just be able to sketch. So if your uncomfortable with doing sketches just work on that sooner or later you will start getting more comfortable with it.

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