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Draw this again: Rainbow Brite by ChibiTaryn Draw this again: Rainbow Brite by ChibiTaryn
Draw this Again meme/competition.

Not sure if improvement or just entirely different approach.

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Old version: [link]
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Pastry-bunny Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
the first one is adorable. what software did you use?
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EllyCooArts Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's different approaches.
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IWantToDream Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
I think they both have their loveliness in their different style approaches. :)
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ChibiTaryn Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thank you! Sometimes I'm not sure how I feel about my older stuff, but I think this is still one of my best. :)
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IWantToDream Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I like it. :3
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ChibiTaryn Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Just out of interest, which one do you like best? They're pretty different styles :)
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JinelleA Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do love both, but I find the recent one much better imo. Her pose is very natural. I -love- the texture in it too too. She just has so much more personality overall. The first one just looks a bit too manga for me. Kind of like you picked a style to mimic instead of creating your own. When I was younger, I probably woulda preferred the first one because it's more familiar with the kinds of things I enjoyed. Which is nice when it comes to pleasing a certain group with your artwork but I think number two shows that you've created a style that is much more personal to you and to me that really shows that you've grown as an artist.

Not saying you copied styles or anything. I'm comparing it to how I was though. Soyeah. D:
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ChibiTaryn Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the very thoughtful comment! I agree—I think the new one is much better too.

For a very long time, I was in love with the manga aesthetic: big shiny eyes, bright colours, shiny hair. After a while I didn't get time to draw much, and when I did draw I was focusing on fairly generic manga "cute".

One goal this year was to draw once a week, every week, no matter how much bloody housework or whatever needs to be done. It hasn't always worked out, but I think I've only skipped a few weeks out of this year so far, and I think it's helping a lot with my understanding of things, as well as helping me out of the rut I was in. :)

It's just so easy to fall into a comfort zone, especially when you don't draw as regularly as you should!
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MidoriCChann Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like the before a lot better tbh, but then again, its almost two different styles.
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ChibiTaryn Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, two entirely different approaches, too.

The first one had the line-work done in Illustrator and was coloured in a very clean crisp digital style, the second is still digital, but I made no attempt at that same crispness, it's all soft scribble pencil-brush and cardboard.

Specific improvement stuff between the two? I think perhaps I've improved at making poses with a bit more "life" in them, and I think the face is a little less "generically" manga.
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MidoriCChann Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ah ic. Well I'm glad you like the new one ^^ I just personally prefer the more crisp digital style XD So i really love the first one ^^; both are super awesome though!
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ChibiTaryn Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I was SO proud of the first one when I did it, but the problem with older drawings is you see your mistakes, and more and more of them as you learn.

I still like the vibrancy of the colours, and the overall style. But I also had a lot of fun—and learned a lot—in trying to make a digital drawing look like it was drawn on cardboard. All up, I'm happy with both pictures.

Thank you for the kind words!
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jkBunny Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like both!
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ChibiTaryn Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too, although I prefer the newer one, they are very different styles and methods of working. :)
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