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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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CynderAngelDWOship14 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist
COOOL!
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:iconvd-ink:
VD-INK Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
I think of Black Rock Shooter. <3
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:iconsomechick73:
somechick73 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Personally, I like both styles.  they both look great!
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:icongeeksomniac:
GEEKsomniac Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Beautiful soft style you have :) (Smile) 
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:iconbotvector:
Botvector Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The eyes of the first one looks great.
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:iconkingskywolf:
KingSkywolf Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the Blue eyes!!Love Love 
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:iconmindscapebd:
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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:iconk0di:
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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:iconcaldorosa:
CaldoRosa Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice
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:icondocberlin77:
DocBerlin77 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
very nice I like it great work :clap:

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

I really like both pictures ^^

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:icontheowlartist:
TheOwlArtist Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Such an amazing job. Bravo, you really deserve the skill you have. you can tell you worked hard to get there! XD
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:iconjulwynn:
Julwynn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice!
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:iconnonestar:
NoneStar Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Both are amazing! I love the style of both for different reasons.
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:icondeathrock138:
Deathrock138 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Writer
I truly love both versions of this character! On one hand, the eyes of your version from 2012 are captivating beyond belief. On the other, the emotion that seeps from your 2012 version makes it terribly difficult to not wonder what could be causing such a strong emotions.
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:icontiana-fon-still:
Tiana-fon-Still Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Really wonderfull eyes!)
Thank's for lama))
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:icondeepkk:
deepkk Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the colours..The nice blue and black..
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:iconkroglak:
Kroglak Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
both are great :)
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:iconlosttribesmanlyanime:
LostTribesManlyAnime Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah you can tell you improved alot. I see you got your own style. The first one looked like any other manga character, but the second looks genuinely your own. 
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:iconl-master:
L-MASTER Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awesome
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:iconnecrotaku:
NeCrOtAkU Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
?(T_T)/   why dont I drawn this?


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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can try it :D
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:iconnecrotaku:
NeCrOtAkU Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ok

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:iconiron-ghos:
iron-ghos Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
AWESOME JOB!!!:iconbravoplz::iconyeahplz:
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:iconnarikoh:
Narikoh Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
uwah!  great ! :icongreatjobplz:

though I'd like to see the first composition with the second style ^^'  haha
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:icongeminaartifex:
GeminaArtifex Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
♥ Gorgeous. Both of them.
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:icontkimedia:
TKiMedia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
Wow! 
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:iconhaley-lobv:
haley-lobv Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
amazing art! so beautiful!!
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:iconarthaven1208:
ArtHaven1208 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much!!! so beautiful!
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:iconpositiveprincess11:
PositivePrincess11 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Artist
you should make a comic on this character and his life he looks mysterious and creative
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... I'm writing a novel about him ^^
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:iconledironrage:
LedironRage Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
I like the contrast and vibe that comes with viewing ur peice of art, good job, looks awsome :)
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:iconkohakujsma:
KohakuJSMA Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just love the picture! and him!! is he your original character?
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep :)
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:iconkohakujsma:
KohakuJSMA Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
incredible! marvelous!
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SpectreNectar Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely an improvement. And the first one is amazing. The second maybe gets a tad too grayed out for my taste. I like the added realism. Background and overall idea of the second one is definitely greater. First one is too cyan in all other places than the hair. Gotta love blue hair ^^ Another minor thing that the first one does best is the depth feel. The second doesn't have the same distinction between focus/foreground and less important features/background.  Really awesome work on those chain glowes ^^
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:icondemon-ofhell:
demon-ofhell Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student
I love them both
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow amazing transition!  I love to see things like this! =)

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:iconacarisen:
ACARISEN Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student
Love the color tone and how it brings out the mystery of the image.
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:iconrisauchiha:
RisaUchiha Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow o.o
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:iconsaranghae012:
saranghae012 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
wow amazing style and artwork all around~ <3 I love the softness to them. ^^ Thank you for the badge btw. Very happy to come across your work. :]
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:icondarkepochtriton:
DarkEpochTriton Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing Art, like it Clap
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:icondollsdesigns:
DollsDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Fantastic use of blue tones, really adds atmosphere to the scene. Love it!
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:icontonyjeffers:
TonyJeffers Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student
It's always fun to see how our characters grow with us as we grow and even change....Nice reminder of that here :woohoo:
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:iconchikosanxd:
chikosanXD Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
thx for faving my chibi power thank you thank you i'm faving this.
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:iconchikosanxd:
chikosanXD Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
fantastic i love it 10/10 
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:icon36karats:
36karats Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
 Like your original the best. But chose this one because of both. And you titled it improvement, like that, need that♡♥♡
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:iconanim3manga:
AnIm3MaNgA Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome *o*
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