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Draw It Again (Tiger vs Dog) by PagodaComics Draw It Again (Tiger vs Dog) by PagodaComics
Hah, I'm a last minute contester... ^^;

Original: [link]
Remake: [link]

First of all, my gallery is quite a fresh one - one year old.
So it wasn't much space for me to show off too much, hehe.

What I wished to accomplish anyway?
To show that I became better in composition, choosing perspective and angles, placing my characters and displaying action and dynamism.
I know it's less "pretty" in a way, but I didn't aim for polished art for this scene.

I also wanted to use the same media, same style - I think it is just fair.

EDIT
Woah, I've got in the semi-finals - totally surprised! *__*
Especially because I do realize - as I've said - my 2nd pict is less refined and pretty. This makes me EXTRA happy that people still could see my point and that are more in a pict than being shiney and polished. I have to admit, I was even a bit disapointed that many picts I liked didn't make it in there. Too bad. = (
I had interesting conversations with people because of this contest about art, improvement and how people think so many times, using digital tools over traditional is an improvement on its own, or changing style (like from simplified to realistic) is as well. When it is really not. And how very often the "after" images still doesn't show improvement on basic art skills like anatomy, lighting, composition ect.
Anyway, I was happy to talk to these people and share these views, it was really refreshing! :glomp:
I wanted to do this meme for ages already but I'm glad for this contest to finally kicked me to do so. :D
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LukeQuietus Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both are awesome! I almost prefer the older one. It's looser style makes it really stand out. It's like the childhood flashback from Samurai Jack (which I love). 

The newer one is "tighter". The technique is refined but with that some of the personality is lost...just some. I'm off to look through your gallery...
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I get what you mean: for look and brush-technique I also prefer the older one, it was just the composition and the dynamic feeling what i wanted to achieve ,and couldn't for the first time, that I think I did better on the 2nd. But ultimately I would like to have the dynamic feel AND the looseness too. ^^
(Ah, yeah I really like it too ^^)
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Zagoner Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I'm really shocked and surprised you didn't get into the top ten. I believe you should have to be honest. I think there is a great difference, Such as your piece re done gives the feeling of more flow and movement in my own opinion. I love both pieces and you have a really nice unique style :D Keep up the amazing work.
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Aw, haha thank you for your flattering words! ^///^
But, nah, I'm honestly happy already to get into the semi-finals, it was such a pleasent surprise. Not because I didn't think it was that good, I do think I made a good, visible progress, but because the 2nd one is less pretty-looking, I expected people to overlook other aspects. So I was happy that many recognized that! :3
Thank you again, I will do my best! :D
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EvitagenEm Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
The first piece does look pretty but it also looks stiff. The second piece looks looks more like it's actually moving and there's more emotion into it. I really think you should win this =]
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you veyr much, 'Im glad you see it - and yes, YES, I think too, that I captured their wildness with the 2nd more, I'm glad you pointed it out! :lol:
Awww, haha it's really nice of you saying that, but I don't think I should win, I think the finalyst one should be still more... how to say "through-out" with it. My pict only shows one aspect: composition. Not that it is a little thing but I think finalists should be someone who gives a strikingly big change as a whole or sth. =)
I'm already glad I got in the semi-finals - especially because I could talk to so many interesting people this way! :glomp:
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Dscapades Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like the first one more to be honest...
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I see why, it is more "pretty" with the brush strokes. But as action scene I don't think it is that effective and THAT was my purpose this time. :)
But, of course, you could be on different opinion about that as well, haha.
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Foxfire96 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on being a semi-finalist; I'm glad you were chosen.:) I like both of the two pieces, but there is no denying the improvement. I adore your style.
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! I'm really glad you can see my point with the 2nd piece, despite it being the less "pretty" one. Really, it makes me happy! :)
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