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HEY! If you like this, you can order a portrait from me when my slots open (only 50.00 CAD) note me if you're interested c:

I just want to get this out of the way, I don't consider it a compliment when something I created from my imagination "looks just like" someone else's creation. Sorry if that's blunt, I just don't want anyone's toes to get stepped on :>

ANYWAYS! So, I am very, very passionate about alien life forms, creature and character design. World building is possibly my favorite thing of all time. And Ia haven't had the chance to do any world building in a very long time (quite a few years)
Last night I got some inspiration right before bed (of course lol) so I stayed up till 4AM painting this, I am very proud of it, and it felt sooooo good to go back to my roots again.
I'm going to be working on my professional portfolio, and you can certainly expect more things like this c:

Check out my process here: drawwithlaura.tumblr.com/post/…
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Vibrant-Snow Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Creepy yet interesting, the painting is so impressive to say the least, keep up the gorgeous work :D
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DrawWithLaura Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lol thank you very much <3
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BastardPrince Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
it's a great creature design! creature design *is* so fun isn't it ^^
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:icondrawwithlaura:
DrawWithLaura Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! It really is, I need to dive into it more-commissions eat up my time XD
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BastardPrince Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
I know that feel... my mentor says we must make time, but art takes so long I think I've fainted. 
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Sabrerine911 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student General Artist
A realy awesome alien composition!Love the visual impact it gives,and good choice of colors too!
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:icondrawwithlaura:
DrawWithLaura Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I really appreciate that! :D
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AlexLandish Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is what could be with Stewie from Family Guy if he was an alien =) Nice work!
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:icondrawwithlaura:
DrawWithLaura Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
O.o thank you
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FluffableSheep Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
nice rendering detail :) really gives the alien a hardshell look and 3d feel
 he looks adorable! 
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:icondrawwithlaura:
DrawWithLaura Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lol thank you so much, I think it's adorable too XD especially that little nose, oh goodness
The heavy shadows really helped to pop out the lighter parts c:
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unerde Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
very nice!^^
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:icondrawwithlaura:
DrawWithLaura Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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spinat Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Reminds me a bit of lovecraft or something like that. Wonderful shading, very nice skin job!
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:icondrawwithlaura:
DrawWithLaura Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much c:
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J0N-Lankry Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
classy !
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DrawWithLaura Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lol thanks XD
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:iconjm-henry:
JM-Henry Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow feels like something Star Wars would come up with
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DrawWithLaura Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hm, really? Thank you! ^^
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:iconeev11:
eev11 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm not sure what to think of him, he's kind of cute and kind of ugly.. the shading is great.
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DrawWithLaura Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Likely because it's an alien design, a lot of people find it difficult to get comfortable with things that don't look human-or like an animal from Earth.
Or he's just ugly/cute! XD thank you c:
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eev11 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He's ugly-cute, that's fine though :P
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very odd but interesting design. Like your paint style.
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:icondrawwithlaura:
DrawWithLaura Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Still working on developing and getting comfortable with my paint design; thank you very much c:
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome Laura.
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allison731 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. ;)
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Denece-the-sylcoe Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just love this, :love: the textures, blending, colors, design!  
Another alien/creature designer! Woot! :highfive: Most of my creature deigns are thumbnails in my sketchbook at the moment. XD Need to paint more of them. 
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DrawWithLaura Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I really appreciate your lovely comment <3
Ah, I am an alien designer haha, been a long time-but after this I'm never going to stop XD
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Denece-the-sylcoe Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's strange enough to be alien, but human enough to be relateable. A very difficult balance to strike. :) I just love how smooth everything is! How did you get those really nice redish stripes/color patches on the aliens skin? It looks so natural!  
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DrawWithLaura Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's great! I hope to achieve that balance even with the strangest aliens c:
May help a little bit, but beyond that I painted in the markings and set it to Overlay I believe, and then I erased some spots, darkened some others with a saturated orange red to make it look more natural c:
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Denece-the-sylcoe Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! The little process graphic was very helpful. C: 
Thanks for the tip too! 
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MOSKUITO Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Looks great, keep up the good work.
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DrawWithLaura Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, I appreciate it c:
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