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Primavera Dea 2012 and 2009 by BahamutDeusModus Primavera Dea 2012 and 2009 by BahamutDeusModus
Equipment: A Bamboo Tablet, Corel Painter Essentials 4, Photoshop.
So here’s the comparative picture between the two! This is my entry for the ‘Draw This Again’ challenge/contest. These two pictures I managed to put side by side with the help of Photoshop, so even though I messed up the original template’s folder somehow, I was able to put these comparatively anyway, which I’m happy about.
The picture on the left, as you can see, is the one I just finished today, while the one on the right is the old version I drew in 2009. I had a lot of fun doing this picture for this contest, but it took me so long... I spent the entire day today rushing to finish it so I could enter it in time! I’m glad I was able to do so!

Here’s the original picture of the old one, [link]

Comments are appreciate, thank you very much!
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Ikuyari Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Lovely piece! I like the detailed jewelry and how you adapted it into your new work :)
But I must admit that I like both versions. In the newer one her face is more smoothly, capturing and it really spreads a gentle attitude. The unicorn must have been a pain ... wasn't it? But it really looks believable :) And I can see your improvement, the left one looks more "loose" while the lines and strokes are really hard and still unsure from your drawing back in 2009. The figure WAS more stiff. As I said before I love her face now :)
However there is one thing I'm missing in the newer one but what you had earlier ... and that are shadows. The strokes where hard and still "unsure" 3 years ago but you defined the shadow which are very reluctant with photoshop. I guess it's because of the newer medium or did you chose those bright colors on purpose? F. e. on her right arm (from the viewers side) it's hard to differ the skin from the horse.
But you really did a great job in changing your style. I think it's always interesting to see such a comparism :D
Keep up your work! :)
BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! Such a descriptive comment is always welcome, I love 'em! :giggle:
Actually, the unicorn was a lot easier than the goddess! :XD: This was actually a rushed picture to finish it on the day the deadline was, so I wasn't able to do as much as I wanted n it. Still, I love how it turned out and I probably won't do anymore on it now.
But about the shadows, I do see what you mean; I shadowed everything, but for the shadows on her skin they're very light. I might not have noticed as much because I was painting her with the laptop screen tilted up more to see everything a bit darker. That's probably my problem right there :D
And I don't actually paint with photoshop, I use the Corel Painter 4 program, I've been really enjoying that one, and for sketching on the PC I use a Sketchbook Express program. They're both very good and are fun to play around with and figure out. =)
Sometimes I draw people in the manga style still, it's easier and I do enjoy it, but 'realistic' style is always more challenging for me, and I want to be able to draw someone from my mind and have people think it's a real person, you know?
Also, I definitely wanted to color this new version, since I need to brush up on my painting skills and I love pictures in color, myself.
Thank you again for the comment! :tighthug:
Ikuyari Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh painting on the laptop ... ahah, some memories come forth ... XD That's so annoying with digital paintings ... if you have different screen adjustments you see things so different :/
Sketchbook express? Is it easier to sketch outlines with that program than in Corel?
Hehe, realistic is really hard :) But it's nice that you have a goal and with that attitude you may achieve it sometime :D

And you're welcome of course ;] I hope I was able to help a bit and always KEEP DRAWING :D
BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, a laptop :D I love this laptop (usually :XD:) but it does have that 'tint' on the screen depending on how high or low you are when you're looking at it.
I like using Sketchbook Express myself quite a bit, but that could also be because I'm usually a sektching/drawing type of person when it comes to traditional. I don't paint or color very often at all, my expertise at the moment is in black and white drawings. I like to sketch with the Sketchbook Express and then color it in Corel, myself. :aww: hard at times...! But realistic is still a lot of fun, and it's nice to draw it out and know when you've done it right. =) My goal in drawing is to always improve my skill :D I think I'm accomplishing that. :giggle:

Yes, all comments help, especially descriptive comments! I love them! :love: Thank you!!! :tighthug: I don't think I could stop drawing even if I was deprived of paper and pencil! :D
Ikuyari Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist
What's the difference between Sketchbook Express and sketching in a different drawing-program as f.e. Corel? I've never heard of Sketchbook Express before : >

Hehe, yeah. Quite scary actually, that it's so hard to draw realistic faces though we see them everyday ^^~
Gnah, of course you're improving =)

And that's the spirit :D
BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
I guess there's not too much of a difference, as you an still sketch and everything in a Corel program. Sketchbook Express is more suited for a black-and-white drawing, I think, though you can use colors too. It loads faster, :giggle: and its pretty easy and simple to use to create good finished drawings and sketches. Sometimes I sketch with that program then take the picture to Corel to paint it. :aww:

I don't know why it can be so hard to draw something you see all the time... ^^; You'd think it'd be easy! I find it easier to stick with fantasy, like...dragons. :XD: Dragon's don't have stringent rules for drawing and painting as much as people do! :D
Ikuyari Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Okay, so it's simply a reduced program, specialized on sketching with far less time to load?
If you sketch digital ... :]

Crazy, eh? :D
Letting go of things how they have to be and just draw them the way YOU want... really hard. I mean, you CAN draw/paint people without those "stringent rules", but your head says 'No that doesn't work' :P
Uh, yeah, dragons ... Detailed bastards with their scales. XD But beautiful beings and interesting to see the variety of people's minds :D

My, now 2 conversations at the same time? XD
Maybe we should "put" this into the note :]
BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, it's a more simpler program, I guess you could say. :D I do digital sketches a lot now becuase its easier for me to upload them to DA, for instance. :XD:

Exactly, its hard to ignore things you know that's not right when your drawing. :giggle: The nice things about dragons is that they don't always have to have scales, right? Admittedly they look more detailed with scales, but that's another story.

I'll respond to that note sometime soon. :D I like writing, so my response will probably be just as long! :XD:
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