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The Lover after Me by Louisalings The Lover after Me by Louisalings
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She's taking her time
Making up the reasons
To justify all the hurt inside
Guess she knows
From the smiles and the look in their eyes
Everyone's got a theory about the bitter one…


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Aya Ueto, Japanese actress, singer and model :heart:

I haven’t drawn anything in over a year (not since before I went to Japan), so I know it’s not very good - and there are a lot of mistakes in this - but I’m still trying to get back into my routines (school and life are keeping me so busy I barely have any time to draw at all), and it seems I’ve completely forgotten how to draw too, so… :doh:


By the way: this is the first drawing ever to look COMPLETELY different on my notebook screen (which is a 10”) and my laptop (17”). On my notebook this drawing looks really really dark (I can barely seen any details or shades in it), and insanely grainy, but it doesn’t appear so on my wider screen (or in real life)… :confused: sooo… I have no idea why… Anyway, I just really hope it’s my notebook that’s dying, so you all don’t see it the same way as I do on here (dark and grainy)...? If you do, please let me know…^^;



OBS: This is NOT edited in some photo-software program. This is a pure scan of the original drawing -it's only worsened by my stupid scanner- and it’s completely touch-free. I really hate when people automatically assume I've used Photoshop (or a similar program) to edit the details and contrast of my drawings. Just a little notion before anyone asks.

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Medium; sketching pencils.
Time; forever and a day.
Size; A4 (8.3 inches × 11.7 inches).
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:iconwhat-about-chris:
Hi there louisalings

Who am I to judge a piece of work better than mine and exceptional, but I just wanted to take the time to praise this beautifully drawn artwork, I think the hair looks great with light and dark tones and all in between, proportions are great, shadings also excellent with light medium and dark areas done excellently, I really like the detail in the lips, cant find a fault with this if I tried, I noticed you have said there are faults, but I cant see them, Overall very well done with this piece, keep it up
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:iconamymone:
amymone Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Well, I couldn't see any mistake on this drawing. It's just perfect for me :D
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :D I'm so happy to hear that :heart:
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist
This is gorgeous
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :D
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ivanovick0131 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
i knew she as AZUMI in the movie with the same name!!!
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yes, it's a good movie :)
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:iconivanovick0131:
ivanovick0131 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
she´s an excellent actress
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:iconrobsamuel:
robsamuel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really wonderful work. 
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :) :heart:
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:iconshakeypaul:
ShakeyPaul Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful , :wow: amazing, love it, love it, love it! :D :judge:
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you so much :blushes: :heart:
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:iconargentinian-queen:
argentinian-queen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not very good? A lot of mistakes? You must be joking! This is simply stunning, I'm very glad you're back :hug:
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you so much :manhug: :heart:
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:icondeath-of-chaos:
Death-Of-Chaos Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
I'd love to see you do Dr. Who, either Matt Smith or Davd Tennent, but others would be ok, too :p
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:iconbullhalsey:
BullHalsey Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Very nice. Your first drawing is better than mine was. I took a 20 year break and drew the same image of Ueto Aya, but it was no way as good as yours is. mine was a 24x 48 inch in graphite and took 8 to 11 hours (I drew it twice / first one I messed up the hair by trying to do it in ink to get the darkest blacks). Even though yours is a scan, it has very good tonal range from the original. Which is hard for me since the original was in color and translating it into grey scale can be difficult. I've taken my time trying to get back into this again because I felt I couldn't reproduce what I saw, but after taking some pysch classes I realize that is what make an artist. It is our interpretation, vision of what we see that give emphasis to our emotional state that touches others and produces art. In fact, I'm looking at getting back into art because I no longer think of it as an exact reproduction skill, but as an interpretation of emotional intelligence that touches ourselves and others. For there is no such thing as perfection, only our in ability to understand that our differences is what makes perfection. Because if everything was the same their would be no art. I wish you the best at obtaining your inner emotional expressions into your art. It took me all of my 47 years to figure out that it is what you feel and express that matters and not external approval.

Again great piece of work!
DH
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:iconrifty:
Rifty Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is not bad at all! it is amazing
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :) :heart:
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
What a gorgeous lady. Love the expression and whips of hair!
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconveylia:
Veylia Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Writer
wow, I thought this was a photo!!! :O AMAZING
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you so much :blushes:
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:iconlucas42:
lucas42 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what amazing works :)
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastisc pencil work :clap:
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :) :heart:
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that song as well :D Savage Garden :heart:
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
I know, Savage Garden is amazing :heart:
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Reverie007 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, I can't believe you don't think this is very good. It's beautiful. Your other works are excellent, but this is one of my favorites. Your other portraits have a harder edge to them and this is more emotional. Just lovely!
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you so much; you're too kind to me :manhug: Your comment really made my day :heart:
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xoPumpkinLovexo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
just when I thought you couldn't improve. It looks like photography!
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you so much :blushes: :heart:
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:iconboykins:
BOYKINS Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
like every one else i cant tell the mistakes( and i do realism!) lmao .. but i guess its your drawing you put the time into it so only you will know your mistakes as it happen!!!

you still have the skill!:d
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :manhug:
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salmonjeff Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. The hair is rendered so well you can almost feel a breeze moving the strands. The overall effect hides any perceived mistakes which goes to prove that the beauty in anything is in the eye of the beholder. It doesn't appear that you have lost any skill in the year between drawings.
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much; you are really too kind to me :manhug: :heart:
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:iconestherjones:
EstherJones Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful:) I love it:D
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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dcaull20 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow i thought this was a picture. great job. Everthing is rendered subtly. There is no evidence of brush strokes. i love the complexity of the face and the hair. Theres a flick in each features that pools it out
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, you're way too kind to me :manhug: :heart:
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SereneJ Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Am I the only one that thinks this looks like the girl from Shanghai Knights? If not, look it up! This drawing looks amazingly like the girl from it. But its beautiful!Great work!
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :) And yeah, she kinda does^^;
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eom90 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, it's very realistic! :)
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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runningfreely Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist
O____________O

Impossible. Just...
Wow, you're amazing. It's like a photo and you used just a pencil. Continue like this! :clap:
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you so much :manhug: :heart:
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:iconrunningfreely:
runningfreely Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist
You're very welcome! :)
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
:)
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MrSuperUltimate Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Only a year of not drawing? I wish I was that good after a year! I think you did a beautiful job and its a wonderful way to let people know about this girl. The darkness you talk about is just right on my computer and I can see all the detail tones you used. This picture is a great learning tool for beginners who want to draw photo realism pictures.
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:iconlouisalings:
Louisalings Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you so much, you're too kind to me :manhug: :heart:
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Dodos24 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect Work!!:clap:
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