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Panda 1 by L-Spiro Panda 1 by L-Spiro
Panda is her name.
She is a 23-year-old woman I know.

This is my first drawing in over 7 years, and was meant to get back into shape.
The quality of this drawing suffers from several aspects.
Firstly, it was just a practice piece to get me out of my 7-year rut (I am 24 and stopped drawing when I got out of high school at 17).
Secondly, the scanning was very light. I adjusted the brightness and contrast in Photoshop to account for this, however it didn’t work as well as I would have liked, and the result is just…off.

While comments are welcome, please keep in mind that this was just a warm-up piece.
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:iconebolasparklebear:
EbolaSparkleBear Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
I love panda and your art is awesome
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:iconl-spiro:
L-Spiro Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
Thank you.


L. Spiro
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:iconscarletwarmth:
ScarletWarmth Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015   General Artist
Simply beautiful sketch! She reminds me of my future sister-in-law.

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m-NOUN Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
As usual the best critic is always the creator although I don’t see any flaws since your talent escapes me as to your critique for the piece influences anyone to no end that anyone could become so good at drawing as you have become but still your too hard on yourself just trying to release any doubt that you’re the best most realistic artist I’ve ever seen
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TheAntWest Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Love It!
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:iconl-spiro:
L-Spiro Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Thank you.


L. Spiro
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:iconscarletwarmth:
ScarletWarmth Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013   General Artist
cutest portrait ever! I love the eyes!

-Erika
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:iconneverman:
neverman Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
very good job on the eyes
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:icondalekeogh:
DaleKeogh Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
freaken awesome
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:iconsomersetholmes:
somersetholmes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
Beautifully detailed pencil work, such a lovely expressive face :heart:
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:iconjadamu1983:
jadamu1983 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the expression.
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:iconhex36:
Hex36 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
The eyes really make this piece =)
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:iconzukocats22:
zukocats22 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
I love the way the eyes turned out
AC: maybe add more strands of hair instead of just blocking it
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:iconscenicroads:
ScenicRoads Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007   Photographer
This is so amazing.
It does look like a real photograph,
or something. Geez girl, you've got
a lot of talent. Keep it up<3
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:icontinfa:
Tinfa Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks so real.. I love it :)
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:iconjermander:
jermander Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
man.i wana be as good as you.
ur art is so nice =]
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:iconengwild:
engwild Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
beautiful
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb work,
Elegant in it's simplicity.
a real visual treat!
:D

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"Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again."

-Joseph Campbell
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:iconhollowagain:
HollowAgain Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
Your warm-up is better than anything I could ever achieve. Gorgeous work. :heart:
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:iconms-typo:
Ms-Typo Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
The eyes are so detailed! I love it!
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:iconchentoolive:
Chentoolive Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
Amazing !! O_O
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:iconqu4ku:
qu4ku Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
great job!
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:iconwaylonrowley:
WaylonRowley Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
uh...holy f'in shit. It looks like a retouched photo it's so good. The eyes and reflections in them are perfect. Nicely done.
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OhSoNaive Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
This is brilliant, and you must never stop drawing.
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:iconl-spiro:
L-Spiro Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
You are too kind.
But the bad news is I’m just on an art kick now and when it blows over I probably won’t pick up an art pencil again for years, like last time.

I am working on another request by a girl I know in my area, then I will draw the King of Thailand.
After that, the future of my art is uncertain.

But thank you.
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OhSoNaive Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
>_> I've got a photograph I wouldn't mind you drawing. In fact, it'd be awesome. Assuming you have the time or will. ^_^;;
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aquadrop Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
'scuse 4 the double comment. I especially like the spotlights in her black eyes. Too cool, compliments again :handshake:
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:iconl-spiro:
L-Spiro Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
No problem and thank you again.
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aquadrop Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Reeeeeaaaaallly good piece. Complims.
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:iconl-spiro:
L-Spiro Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
Thank you.
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kittykat8 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
practice? i'm stunned if i could do a real piece this well that'd be awesome :) your art is beautiful
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:iconl-spiro:
L-Spiro Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
Thank you.
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paintergurlie Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
wow this is great! I wish I could do portraits that well.
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:iconl-spiro:
L-Spiro Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
Thank you.
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