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Improvement - Anima by DamaiMikaz Improvement - Anima by DamaiMikaz
2 years of change. A slightly diffrent character design, and far more details. I don't think the first one was that bad, but it was time for a change.

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:icongwynythae:
Beautiful! The 2010 piece is polished, but the 2012 work is much more nuanced! Isn't it cool to look back at what you've done in the past and "duplicate" a work to see how much you've grown?

I love the 2012 work because of the muted colors and the minimalist background that allows all focus to fall on the subject. His prison remains a mystery--all we see is some contraption that binds his wrists--but we know he is somehow trapped and his expression is somehow tired ... but not resigned.

I also really love the textures of his clothing and the glow from the lights. The overall piece has a very painterly feel.

Critiques: I think it would be cool to see more depth to his face, although the soft work you've done is captivating on its own. You could do a lot with this character's expression--there seems to be a complex story here that is teasingly out of reach. Maybe if you ever have the desire, you could do another close-up like the 2010 version you depicted here and show us even more of the personality that is subtly brought across in the 2012 work.

You've grown so much in just two years. It's inspiring! I hope I'll be able to show something like this for myself ... (:
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This is truly an amazing peice of art. The colors fit so well together and the shading and detail of this image is amazing! You capture the emotion in this peice of art the grief the pain and the ever so slight enjoyment of it all.
They way the shadow ever slight slightly shows itself opon the wall and the look in the eyes and on there faces leavs me looking at it in awe.
You have a rare talent of expressing emotion through art withought completely runining the peice of art itself.
I hope you continue to create you're amazing art work!
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GEEKsomniac Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  New member
Beautiful soft style you have :) (Smile) 
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Botvector Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The eyes of the first one looks great.
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KingSkywolf Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the Blue eyes!!Love Love 
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mindscapebd Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very nice. I think i also prefer the one from 2010, but the improvement is quite visible in the use of the lightning and overall effect. :)
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k0di Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student General Artist
these are two different interpretations. you can't really compare them when the pose is so different but i actually prefer the one from 2010
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CaldoRosa Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice
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DocBerlin77 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
very nice I like it great work :clap:

greetings doc
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LiunaMoonBelle Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!!! :happybounce: La la la la 
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ovalhill Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice finger drawing on the "2010" one ;D.
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JinxTwist Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Artist

I really like both pictures ^^

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