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Draw This Again: Spirit Taker by AlfaFilly Draw This Again: Spirit Taker by AlfaFilly
Original: [link]
Remake: [link]

Quite a startling difference, I'd say 8D

Quoted from remake description:
"After two nights of hard work I finally got this done! This is for the deviantART "Draw this Again" contest. The deadline is in... 2 hours. I GOT THIS.

So I've been wanting to redo an old picture of mine, but didn't know quite what to do. I ended up deciding to go to my very first submission on dA ever, back to 2006. Although the actual image itself is dated 2002.

10 years ago.

[link]

So much nostalgia happened while drawing this. It's really insane seeing how much I've improved in this vast of time. While I wish I had improved a slight bit more in anatomy for my quadrupeds, there's no doubt my artistic skills have excelled, especially in the digital platform. I really wanted to show the stark difference in how I've evolved from working with generic Crayola Colored pencil to Photoshop. So I really poured a lot of what I know now about shading and details into this remake. And I think it really shows!"
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:iconalekdrina:
Alekdrina Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow what and improvement!
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you 8D
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:iconsassyraptor:
SassyRaptor Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
You've improved 100-fold in ten years. AMG
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Gaaah I'm certainly happy about that! :dummy:
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
I have to say, this is one of the most impressive displays of improvement that I have seen so far (and believe me when I say that my watch list has been overflowing with these :lol:). I hope that you feel very proud of the love and effort that you have put into your work! It really shows. :love:
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ooh, why thank you so much! :love: Haha, I'm sure you did! I was a little disappointed as I was expecting my inbox to be flooded with them, but by the deadline only 3 others posted (or maybe just 2, I'm having trouble remembering who the third was). I could have taken a picture from my gallery from just a couple years ago (which I notice most people did) but I figured, hey, I wanna see how much I've really improved, so I'm glad my choice ended up paying off! :D
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:iconalvringer:
alvringer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, you have definitely improved!!
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you can see it! xD
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:iconalvringer:
alvringer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:icontsukimogori:
Tsukimogori Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like more the "before" one
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Why is that? xD
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:icontsukimogori:
Tsukimogori Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Look at the skull of the criature... the first one is more real than the second... the second one is more like... a shoe e.e (please don't hate me > . < )
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
pssh, I would never hate you! xD
I can't exactly agree with you, though. The skull of the first is pretty inaccurate, primarily in the snout. That snout is... yeah. No. pffff But I do see what you mean. I think the problem is that the original and the revamp and in two totally different angles. You can't really compare the first with the second because the first is in a 3/4 angle and the second is in an upwards angle. As far as I can tell on an anatomical standpoint the shape of the head is accurate, if not off by a slight bit with the snout placement.

I can see what you mean about the "shoe" shape, but that's sorta what canine heads look like. Except their snout slope down a slight bit more, I think. [link]

Even though I guess this thing isn't really a canine, but it's what it's based on xD
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:icontsukimogori:
Tsukimogori Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I get it ^w^ but.. I make the canine skulls different.. making a sort of mash-up with foxe's ones (: this way it's more.. I don't know .. pretty?

It's funny to talk to you (:
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
haha yeah, I like fox skulls too, the snouts are way more slender and stuff compared to, say, wolves. I think a lot of times I draw my canine-like creatures more like domesticated dogs than wild ones for some reason... xD

I'm happy about this! 8D
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:icontsukimogori:
Tsukimogori Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
> w <
Do you like photography ? (hope writed it well)
It's a hobby of mine .D I'm trying to get better
You're politely invited to see my gallery n w n

(I s*ck at drawing so I paint abstracts... do photography..write and another stuff)
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Indeed, I've done photography a little bit myself. It's not something I do regularly but I do find it really fun :D These are some of my photos: [link] Not much.

Your gallery is really nice! I love your Featured photo. ^^
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:iconfalcolf:
Falcolf Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Wow, lots of improvement! Impressive! :D
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D Glad you think so!
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:iconmalimarthemage:
MalimarTheMage Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't know about better, since it's hard to compare 2 drawings when they've been drawn in different media, but they're certainly different. Not necessarily any worse or better. I actually kinda like the style of the older one a little better even though it's not as dynamic of a picture =)
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I don't really know if I could agree that it's a "style" as much as "Anatomy what is that??" for the first. But compared to the newer version, which entails more realism in comparison to the lined, simplistic cartoon style, it can be a bit harder to compare, definitely. Though the different mediums was done on purpose.
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BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's a definite improvement! :XD: I love how you did the aurora in the new one, and the lighting and atmosphere of it is really nice! :love:
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D The aurora was way fun to do~
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:iconbahamutdeusmodus:
BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! :XD: It always helps in art whn your enjoying what your drawing :D
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:iconleafscatter:
Leafscatter Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! Improvement :D
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! C:
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:icondarkside-rojas:
Darkside-Rojas Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know, this is really a good way to tell someone to take their time, they'll get get better and that is guaranteed. In the mean time, just have fun with the art and watch yourself naturally evolve.
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's definitely true. You will always improve, no matter what, as long as you don't give up and keep trying!
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:icondarkside-rojas:
Darkside-Rojas Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amen to that sista, practice makes perfect :D
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Hmmm, the differences are quite subtle, but very distinct! =^^=
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Quite so~ Haha, thanks ^^
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome! =^^=
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:icongirlonwantedposters:
girlonwantedposters Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
From canine like to rabbit like.
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Rabbit-like? You think so? xD
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:icongirlonwantedposters:
girlonwantedposters Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Haha yeah. Its in the nose.
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha, yeah, you're right! xD
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:icongirlonwantedposters:
girlonwantedposters Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
X3
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:iconblackwolf1112-adopts:
Wow that's a big improvement! You're brilliant!
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you think so C:
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