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Draw This Again: 2009 to 2012 by Ribbon-Knight Draw This Again: 2009 to 2012 by Ribbon-Knight
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1 of 3 (or 4) entries to the contest. I'm entering multiple entries but I don't think I'll win - to be honest it's not entirely about the contest, this was just a motivator to go and redraw some of my older works to maybe convince myself I am improving. This picture... well, I remember being quite proud of it (well as proud as I get anyway, I always have doubts) especially since I'd always wanted to draw a picture like this. A dark room with a shiny TV... don't know why but it's always been a kind of lonely image to me. I think I've improved a lot from this point, granted, it's been quite a few years since I drew the original; it was done in 2009. I may or may or may not have had a tablet at this point, I don't think I did but I seriously don't remember.

A lot of people I think just improve on just their colouring but I've really tried to improve in all areas. I've drawn from realism and watched/read a lot a lot a LOT of tutorials. And yes, I still need to do more and improve more but I think I've come a long way here. C: Not just in terms of story though, also in terms of writing. See, this is a picture of an old character from an old project called M.A.Y.A. which was an acronym for something, really don't remember what (sadly, usually I do; it was Melancholic X, Young and Alone, something like that) where the character (Maya) had powers and was like, super emo about it. But there really wasn't much to it; the characters were few (only Maya and her dad, I think) and boring and the plotline was kind of just a sobfest "I'm so alone and emotionless" and stuff. The imagery could be good but the project itself was really dull and I scrapped it. Since then I've come up with several other projects I actually enjoy working on; because of the characters, the plots, key scenes and just generally messages and dialogue.

I think there's a lot more to improvement then um, well what you can see, in a way. With this redone picture I tried to take account of everything; the perspective of the couch behind her, the lighting of the TV, the 3D-ness of her bodyparts and folds in her dress... and as I said, I didn't quite perfect everything and I could do with even more improvement but I think I did a great job nonetheless.

I hope I can improve even more than this in the future. C:
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Teallight Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's some major improvement :iconwooowplz:
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Ribbon-Knight Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! ;v; I'm glad, I never can tell when I'm improving and not to be honest.
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kidliquorice Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh wow! The rendering, the... everything! Great job :D :love:

And the hands are perfect :wow: :D :D
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Ribbon-Knight Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
dsenksdnse t-t-thank you so much!~ ;v; I worked so hard on it I'm so happy you like it! Hahaha, I still think the right one could use some work but thank you so much.
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kidliquorice Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist
It really is fab. Well done! I can see how much care has gone into it.
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Techlynn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Great improvement Ribbon!! <33
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Ribbon-Knight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much Lyn, I appreciate it so much!
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Techlynn Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
No problem Ribbon! <3
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Snailbun Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woah, there's definitely a lot of improve in there. OAO
It must be really nice to see how much you improved, huh? ^^
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akimiki Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*O* OH MAI GOSH :iconmanbabyplz: :iconloveloveplz::iconkiligplz:
You improved soooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111!!1 :icontearplz:
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