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Lara. by Matix411 Lara. by Matix411
Look familiar?
It better...
It's a pencil drawing I did of Lara Kruzins. The reference used was a picture by her, of her, originally entitled "sg." It's an incredible photograph, and I strongly recommend looking at the rest of her gallery too, it's just as amazing. I've been pretty much obsessed with Lara's work for quite some time, she's brought so much inspiration to my mind, I only felt it appropriate to give her something in return.
So Lara, this is for you.
It may not be perfect (ie. slightly thinner face, the right(left) eye is a bit off, the hairs not as hot...etc.) but that's just my own personal criticism choking me. Then again...I think it would be practically impossible to recreate her beauty. Nonetheless, I like it.

Anyway.

I would also like to say thanks to ~shimoda7 for making me realize that with time great things can be achieved. I always used to rush with whatever I was working on, and I looked at his/her gallery and thought to myself..."I wonder if I took my time..." So I did, and this is the result.

I worked on it for about 8 hours, and it was done with a mechanical HB pencil.

Hope you like it.

Deviant: Me of course
Original Photographer: Lara Kruzins [link]
Reference Picture: [link]

Check out ~shimoda7's gallery as well, phenominal pencil work.
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:iconwdsjac:
wdsjac Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
that is spectacular
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Matix411 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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originally-insane Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2006
i really like this
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Matix411 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks much :)
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
this is crazy.
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Matix411 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, thank you so much!
means a lot coming from someone as inspirational as yourself.

Cheers.

thanks for the fav too!
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hipster Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2005
i see what you mean about the hair. its a little stiff.
but this is just beautiful
look at those lips! stunning.
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:iconmatix411:
Matix411 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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banksy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2005
this is so beautiful.

i love it so much. you really did do the photo justice.. your self criticism is very misplaced! gosh, wow.. it just works so well. your attention to detail is incredible.. and as you say, the time invested definitely pays off doesn't it? You have a very nice gallery by the way!
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Matix411 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot for the comment :)
and by misplaced do you mean i'm very negative to myself? if so i agree. i am very much so.
but thank you :)
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banksy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
by 'misplaced criticism' i mean there is no justifiable reason why you should think there is anything wrong with it! But artists in general, i think, are so self-critical. i always think 'but what if i did this differently', or 'what if i spent longer on this bit'.. etc etc... but that's why it is great to hear the opinions of others who will be less biased towards your work and just give an open honest opinion. It's really helped me to see my work from a different perspective.. and also just to know how others interpret my work.. it makes me see my work in a completely different way sometimes.

your work is incredible, and you are very talented. I guess in a way, self criticism helps us to evolve artistically, because we are always trying to improve with each new piece.. (But just so you know, your work is amazing already!)

all the best,

b

:hug:
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Matix411 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
ahha well thank you :)
all the best to you too :)
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Matix411 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
You know...
The more I think about it, and the more I stare at this picture, the more I come to realize how mother-fucking hard hair is to draw.
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sca Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004
heyo!
thats a very great drawing! amazing detail! especially her hair!
good work!
- greetz
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Matix411 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks
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pullmyheartstrings Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004
oops, i guess i already added this to my favourites...ohhhhh well.

i don't think i've commented on this yet and how good i think it is. not being able to draw, i am very jealous of your skills. the nose and the mouth are dead on...you even put in the edge of my septum tunnel! very good attention to detail :) wonderfullllll, i love it
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Matix411 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Bah, who could leave out the septum tunnel? Of all your piercings I probably like that one best, I miss the hoop though, that was rad. Glad you like it though :)
On the topic of drawing, I haven't drawn anything in a long time :( anything worth while anyway, I should probably get on that...
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wingedmaelstrom Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004
Those lips rock. The hair doesn't look realistic, but it's a neat style. Keep it up! :+fav:
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Matix411 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah the hair's the only thing in the picture that I don't like
thanks though
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DreamWithin Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004  Student
Thats mind blowing, I thought this was just a photo. Your really awesome with a pencil, i just hate shading i can never get it right. You did this masterfully.
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Matix411 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the comment and the fav, glad you like it :)
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FreakingMuse Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2004  Professional General Artist
this is an exzellent drawing of her, you did a very good job
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Matix411 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
:) thanks
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Matix411 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
:) thanks
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beckylikesben Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004   Photographer
your art is truely amazing...i wish i was a tad close to as good you are....im adding you to my watch list
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Matix411 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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beckylikesben Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004   Photographer
you are very welcome
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Stupermonkey Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2004
Good god.. that's just awesome.

:+fav:
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Matix411 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks dude
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mulldacity Featured By Owner May 24, 2004
Holy crap.. thats amazing!!
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Matix411 Featured By Owner May 25, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
thanks!
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NoNotNopeNah Featured By Owner May 21, 2004
That is a very good job! Truly.
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Matix411 Featured By Owner May 22, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
and thanks for the +fav as well
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Shuibhne Featured By Owner May 20, 2004
Impressive. I can never get that level of contrast when I draw...I will always overshade.
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Matix411 Featured By Owner May 21, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
i was worried i would overshade
or that the face wouldnt stay the level of white it should be from smudging etc. but i worked around it carefully
laayers and laaayers of pencil on the hair..haha
thanks though :)
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DesolationChild Featured By Owner May 20, 2004
Mother F this is amazing. at first glance i really thought it was the picture, and i was excessively confused about it being in your gallery...it's so gorgeous and lifelike.
(it's really nice that you drew this for her too. :) she's amazing).


:+fav: (bahaha now i have this and the original pic in my faves, makes me seem so very openminded about what i like considering they're essentially the same)



~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~

"Its warmer in hell so down we go."
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Matix411 Featured By Owner May 21, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha
thank you for the wonderful comment and the +fav :)
and openmindedness is good weee
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paac Featured By Owner May 20, 2004
GAAAAA!!! wow! that is... amazingly well done! it looks just like a photo... it wasn't until I full viewed that I saw.. maaan.... really good job!
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Matix411 Featured By Owner May 20, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
bah
thanks dude :)
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roseingrey Featured By Owner May 20, 2004
this looks great. i love the really smooth and subtle shading on her face, and the lips look really lifelike.
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:iconmatix411:
Matix411 Featured By Owner May 20, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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Zora102 Featured By Owner May 20, 2004
...i'm speachless, o_o
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butterflyinreverse Featured By Owner May 19, 2004
Beautiful amazing I love it.
:+favlove:
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Matix411 Featured By Owner May 19, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :)
shoulda brought it to school today, it was pissing me off so much when it wouldnt submit haha i wanted to show you :(
but its submitted
so wwheeeee
thanks for the fav as well!
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IllogicalHarm Featured By Owner May 19, 2004
Gah, that is so good. This is coming from someone who just started drawing classes and has come to find the agony of drawing faces. Great work.
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Matix411 Featured By Owner May 19, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :)
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flacabajo Featured By Owner May 19, 2004
That's so real looking! I could have sworn it was a photograph until I read the description. She looks hott.

Good job, to the extreme.
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Matix411 Featured By Owner May 19, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
she does indeed, and IS indeed!
thank you for the kind comment!
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awesome-name Featured By Owner May 19, 2004
amazing.. i love it... +fav
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Matix411 Featured By Owner May 19, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the comment and the fav :D
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