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Kick your own ass entry by Bariarti Kick your own ass entry by Bariarti
My entry to the 'kick you own @ss' contest [link]

old version done in Nov 2005 here [link]

new version done in June 2009 here [link]

this is a group 1 entry

with regards to how i've improved, i'd say it's fairly balanced between drawing and shading, although shading was pretty poor at one time and i had to put extra effort in to get that up to scratch, but all that practice was worth it^^
this pose in particular was pretty tricky since the old one is stiff and strange looking, i needed to come up with a way of making it believable, so i went through quite a few changes to get it right, but hopefully it looks alright

hopefully i did everything right to get into the contest but if not just let me know

:bulletred: Open for commissions! :bulletred:
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scarletmonkey Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is a shocking change in skills. You really kicked your own ass... which would sound wierd out of context. well done
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Bariarti Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, yeah just been drawing a lot and gradually improving, takes time though!
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa you've gotten so much better! The proportion and the creases in the second one are so much better!
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Bariarti Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much^^
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problemo.
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InfiniteFruit Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent improvement! :la: He looks like an interesting character. :nod:
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Bariarti Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I think at the time he was just a guy with a sword, but second time round I tried to add a bit more character, glad you like^^
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InfiniteFruit Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I do, indeed! :) You're welcome!
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DigiTails Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nicely done. Great job.
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Bariarti Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers, it was fun to try and beat my younger self^^
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He6o Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Woahhhhh. :| Dude. Your improvement is awesome. You've really come a long way...and clearly have worked hard to get here. <3 Your newer work seems a lot more dynamic; and the character design is fantastic. Your colouring skills have definitely improved too. :drool:

Excellent job! <3
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Bariarti Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks that means a lot, can't colour for shit with copics though lol
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He6o Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
xD I found it relatively easy to pick up. It's pretty much just like using PS/Digital tools...and the shading is just done with one marker; over and over in the same spot. It's hell when it dries before you're done though :| S'a constant time battle.

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Bariarti Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i guess if you use copics then the finished piece was more 'worked' for, you put more effort in and there is more achievement i guess, but i do like my digital colouring^^
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He6o Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always seen it more as an equal bet. The only difference between traditional and digital is; there's no undo button with traditional. xD But that doesn't really make it harder. :D
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Bariarti Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i find if i'm drawing with a pencil i tend to take my time, consider the picture more, since any mistakes could haunt me(like pushing too hard and leaving a mark) and the work does seem more precious than my digital work
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He6o Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah :nod: I always found that. Mostly because at the end of it; there's an actual, physical piece of art in existance that you created...rather than a piece that you could print a million of. :D It's more like a one-off; even if you can scan it. xD
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Bariarti Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, it's seems it's always more precious to the person that created it, well in my opinion anyway
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