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Draw this Qilin Again by KatePfeilschiefter Draw this Qilin Again by KatePfeilschiefter
I love autumn in case you can't tell, goes well with blue. Wanted to make something nice for this challenge, so there's a genuine legit background in there for ya. Maybe I'll do more of those in the future.

Original drawing


Revamped version
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ThaVrisco Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Great motion capturing!
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MadameMunchkin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh,  I love the improvement in motion. The first is a little stiff, looks like it would topple over trying to walk like that - but the second one looks like a genuine pouncing through the forest.
The difference of simple scales to spiny body is a nice switch too.
And of course there's the basic improvement of details.
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gabbycat17 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And I thought the first one was fantastic. :faint: Brilliant job~ :heart:
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Kycheronian101 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is incredible!
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xXYamikoNekoXx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I cant draw a worm... and you do this ? fuck this, i will work in mcdonalds
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YelZamor Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Both of these are quite beautifully detailed. :)
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miro-kaisou Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
This is awesome.
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Aquaridragon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
THAT BACKGROUND

So much improvement ;D
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boobahzone Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's purely amazing. I wonder why you aren't in the semi finalists!
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oneKATIE Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing improvement! Everything from the values to the painting knowledge is really fantastic. This will be a great portfolio piece!
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Exileden Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
When I saw semi-finalists, I was SO 100% certain yours would be there. I am not in that contest so I'm more an observer there. Your improvement is just wow- and this piece is an perfection and example of improvement.
I'm so sad to see that didn't make to semi-finalists.


And... i still dont understand fanart thing. And there is apparently drama... which I still dont understand the results of it?? [link]

Either way, I do think devART has failed clearly/correctly explaining the interpretation of fanart because I do see lots of people took it as is not allowed, even ones who really tried to read. There should be a strict YES all fanarts are allowed or NO, strictly no fanart allowed- no buts and "depends on interpretation".
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it was confusing. But oh well. DA contests usually seem to turn out like this from what I've observed. The people I expect to get in don't and pieces I never would have thought to consider randomly win.
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Exileden Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
That's quite unprofessional of DA. I've been reading Moon's and admins responses and they just play with eye rolling that they were correct. All matters IF most of the readers/participants will understand on 100% entry guidelines- simply like at The Hobbit contest (we will see the result of it anyway). No buts, no interpretations or anything. For me, whole issue of fanarts is only a matter of opinion and individual interpretations. For me, I understood strictly no fanarts were allowed.

But yes, that was reason why I stopped joining DA contests in general unless I'll feel fancy to take a try in that "lottery". Yes I name them lotteries.
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lottery is a very appropriate comparison
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Riemea Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You really improved a lot! I like the first one, but the second one is so much better with the great shading and background you did :) Great job!
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Dystatic-Studio Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww... too bad it didn't get into the semi-final. I never understand what's their critic standards of this contest.
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Me neither, there was a fanart piece among their finalists even though they said no fanart in the rules. So I don't think the judges put much effort into choosing the images.
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Hyperchaotix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Both pieces are quite good actually, but I love the detail in the new one. :)
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RoCueto Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Impressive work, the newest one could come to life :)
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
never mind, found it :P
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how old is the first one?
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Carlzors Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The first piece is stylistically amazing and I honestly like it better. The second one is obviously well done, but the top is way more visually appealing to me personally. Just thought I'd throw my two cents in the hat.
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think people tend to like the top one because it's more of a stereotypical dragon, while that's personally the reason I myself dislike it, that and how badly it was drawn. I frankly don't understand the appeal, it baffles me.
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Carlzors Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well in the first one the colors seem more vibrant and the dragon stands out as a mythical creature which can only be defined by early Japanese artists. The second one seems like a drawing off of a magic card. The stylistic choice of the first one creates a real sense of "what is that thing". Whereas the second one is more of a, "well that looks cool". I could get much more in depth, but I hope you understand a little more my intrigue with the first drawing.

Mermaids always sound sexy. If you saw one in real life you'd probably be disgusted by it's appearance.
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tigerlilyv Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   General Artist
O_O *blink*...O_O That background is stunning! Amazing results overall! :heart:
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Skullflower90 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student
If I saw only the first version I would´ve found it totally cool, but the background completes it! I totally like the new light reflections and the more dynamic pose. Takes your idea to a totally new level :hexentanz:
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melaniemaier Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You made a hug step O_O
I'm sooo loving this illustration! <3
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Lindblut Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's really great to see one of these with actual, obvious improvement between the new and the old piece. I've seen so many where the artist just had a minor style change or something along the lines, and often the old piece was looking better than the new one - but not here, you've improved a whole lot since you did the old one, and it's showing!
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cacophonyy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
They both look fantastic to me! (:
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painted-leaf Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional
Amazing work! ... and a great improvement... :aww: Beautiful.
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SepiaWren Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I can't believe the improvements you've made in 1.5yrs... I NEED TO IMPROVE! But aside from that, I can see what people mean about the face shape but personally I think the new version seems more real and unique because of the less typical anatomy and style. The depth and beauty of the new painting is astounding, and I hope you are very proud of the incredible advances you've made in skill! Well done indeed ^ ^ :hug:
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Sevian Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing improvement from a year and a half. Would you say this is due to digital painting or just so much more time put into the later version?

Personally, I love the flow and anatomy of the new version and how well it goes with the background. It looks more realistic while the old version maintains a sort of traditional mural appearance.
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Time and progress, I'm better at painting than I was when I drew the original doodle. And thanks!
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MIKECORRIERO Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I've done this a number of times over the years..and the best thing about it, is that even your work from 10-15 years ago (depending on how old you are) will still hold up in idea/concept... so with the improvement of skill level, it just makes the concept more aesthetically pleasing and it shows how strong of a design it was to begin with.
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, doing this makes me want to go browse through my sketchbooks from when I was a little kid and redesign or redraw more things from them.
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your skills have definitely improved since the first one!! :) Overall, the Draw this Again challenge has been very inspiring- it is nice seeing how artists improve with time.
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Spatialfangs Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think both of them are absolutely gorgeous, and there are elements of both that I prefer over one another, but I think overall the second is a wonderful improvement! I think the musculature in the first one's back legs I like a bit better than the second, but I love that the second is overall more ferocious and less dragon-like than the first one.
Keep up the good work! ^^
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Chirophobia Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Amazing improvement. And, contrary to a lot of others who commented, I also think the face shape was also improved upon. It's unique and shows more character than the first one, imo; though that isn't to say the original drawing isn't amazing too, of course~
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Telgemannen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Wonderful, but the one on the top looks a little too mature, if you think of the bottom one as the development of the top one :P

Anyway, wonderful! ^^ :D
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not exactly sure what you mean, but thanks all the same
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Telgemannen Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
think of it as it being the same creature/being, one as a "child", the other as an adult.
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elementjhedren Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, that's really impressive - especially just in a year and half. Well done! :>
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ksenyan Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I love both of them. They are awesome D:
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CindyAA Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I prefer the first one face, but you are a lot better in the anatomy and the moviment of the body!Now it is much more dynamic and alive, and the colouring of the second one is awesome
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol, a lot of people are saying they like the face of the first one. I hate it personally, but it's a funny example of how much opinions can differ. Anyway, thanks!
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Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Both of them are incredible for different reasons.
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dariganrules1 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
The new one is super amazing, but I like the first one's face shape better.
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Now he looks so sinister
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chini1 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I prefer the first one :)
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Seriously? Why? It's so bad... And I actually put a lot of effort into the new one.
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