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Draw This Again Challenge: Elf Portrait by DaoyiLiu Draw This Again Challenge: Elf Portrait by DaoyiLiu
Second submission, a portrait as promised.
Really grateful for this challenge just for the fact that it's got me drawing again. Been so busy with college this year.

Original was my first ever serious drawing done with my first ever Wacom (Bamboo). Never had a tablet before, only used pencils till then, so tried to emulate that for familiarities sake. I used to love that portrait x)

Now that I've used the tablet for so long, haven't used the pencil in ages xD

2010:
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2012:
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:D still a long ways to go though, but seeing improvement is always a good boost for morale ^^
Thanks for viewing!

Edit: The original pencil drawing was based off of an Ian Mccaig tutorial that i watched in college two years ago. No wonder it turned out better than most of the other stuff i did those first few months aaahahaha x)
Completely forgot about that till recently :iconbraindeadplz:
Wish i had that tutorial now for the colouring part. It was way out of my league back then, but it would have been so cool to see if i could follow along with it now.
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Lupinegamer3 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HA! I just realized that's kind of a pun right there! Elf portrait-Self portrait!  
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DaoyiLiu Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D Yay! I'm glad someone finally did! xD
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Lupinegamer3 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'M IMPORTANT YAY!!!!!!!
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cecelovie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
I have to say it: both are seriously good! You've got talent! Keep it up!
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DaoyiLiu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much :)
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Piccolart Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Both are just awesome, but the new one brought the old one to life *o*, seriously this is perfect! :D 
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DaoyiLiu Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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ShootingMIligan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
I like the old one better
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Sickbrush Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
iain mccaig.
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DaoyiLiu Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ooh wait, so THAT'S where it's from! I vaguely remember doing a drawing tutorial 2 years ago with a friend in college, had completely forgotten about that till now. No wonder this drawing came out better than all the other shit I did that year hahaha. Wish i remembered that tutorial when i did the colour version. Probably would have turned out much better.
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