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Guardienne by Deevad Guardienne by Deevad
This painting represent a "keeper" ( "Guardienne" in French ). She's a spirit I created working as a sailor keeper, waiting them all the night when the lighthouse have a problem. She have a dark side I symbolized with a "Chtulhu haircut" but in overall she's a good spirit.

This artwork is not new : it's a remix from a painting I did in February 2009 with Ps2, just before I totally switched to Linux and open-sources ( a week or two before ? ). It's a 5130x7000 pixels and I knew I couldn't do anymore hi-res painting because even if Mypaint or Gimp-painter were awesome at this time ; let say they were handling really bad this hi-resolution on equivalent hardware compare to Win+Ps2. I remixed it nowadays using Krita on my Kubuntu Linux KDE system :tux: ; the development version ( equivalent almost to the next 2.6 ) with all speed and performance improvement ... easy and making me happy to work hi-res on Linux ( my hardware is also 4 time better than at this time too ).

I repainted fully her face and fixed a bit the drapery, reduced her breast. Original one is still on various CG gallery if you want to have a look [link] ... btw, it will be hard to update all version spread on the Internet...
I wanted to paint her prettier, and I thought I had to do it to give her justice.


  • What do you think about remix ?

  • Is it a taboo for you to fix an older artwork ?



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:iconclaytonecarpe:
ClaytoneCarpe Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Professional Writer
Très réussi. ^^
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:iconmina133:
mina133 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
It's bewitching me!!! Scintillating!!
I Love it!!
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:iconknightfall1972:
Knightfall1972 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent.
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:iconstipend:
stipend Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
another wonderful piece :) thanks for creating such imaginative pieces!
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:iconlorenzarts:
lorenzArts Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!!!!
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Very nice style and colours! I love this drawing! :-)
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!!!
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:iconthetetine:
thetetine Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I want to improve on an old drawing I prefer to restart from scratch. I realized that most of the problems in my older drawings lie at the very beginning, during the concept and sketch part. Plus, it's fun to see the changes in techniques and mastering of different aspects of a drawing, comparing on the same subject.
Just my opinion, of course =)
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MajaDalgaard Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! Love the water and the detail in her hear. And hearing your story!
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Griatch-art Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Having gone back to some of my own older works in the past I'm certainly not against revisiting on work. As long as the image's basic idea is solid, why not improve it with one's current level of skills?

You are as usual very good with a muted palette and you apply an interesting mix of photo-realism (water, environment, face) with stylized lines (notably her hair whose curls looks very stylized even before turning into an octopus). I like this contrast, works very well.

Comparing the faces before and after I find that the new version looks slightly younger (this could also be partly related to her -ahem- less ample forms in the new version ;)). In the old image I think her nose makes her look a bit "Ancient Greek", something I feel to maybe be more thematically fitting. She is possibly a tad prettier in the new version though.

So she is very beautiful throughout but I have a rather hard time judging her expression (in both old and new version).
Apart from her very cool pose atop that rock she does not really strike me as very "guarding" - she's more looking thoughtful, staring into nothingness. Somehow I would have expected a "Guardienne" to have a more intent, concentrated expression as she stares out over the ocean ... but of course this is all just my personal speculations from the title and imagining the story behind this. :)

Very nice work here, but I must say the original was really very good already. :)
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Griatch
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Steven-Powers-SMP Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I like the mood of this painting. Very nice work.
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artao Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Stop making such awesome art Deevad!! You're making me feel inadequate LOL
WoWoW as usual.
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Deevad Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Artao :butterfly:
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kram1032 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
- I really believe in "everything is a remix"
- revision never is taboo: when is artwork ever done?
- beautiful painting. Calm and dark.
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Deevad Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks kram. I saw a series of video about 'everything is a remix' on Vimeo a year ago.
Good to remember about it.
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kram1032 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
:D Yes, that's what I was refering to :)
It really is an awesome series.
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Mishrito Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The best thing I like about the new one is the change in expression. In the older version, she has a very stern, stiff expression almost as if she is plotting something in her mind with a purpose. Now she is more relaxed, with a casual gaze and not worrying too much about what's going on around her, which IMHO, suits her personality and the setting more.
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Deevad Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks and true. I didn't know if i painted the older that stiff because of a inside feeling I had at this moment or because of technical limitation.
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Erstus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cthulhu haircut :D

Nice remix, i like it better now.

I don't think of remix as a taboo,
but it's definitely dangerous, since you might forget how to finish things.
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Deevad Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. Good point about the never ending 'finish' .
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johnnydwicked Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I remember this. :D

No, it isn't taboo to fix older work.

Looks good. :D
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Deevad Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Johnny , i'm glad to hear all positive feedbacks very open of deviant around about it.
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ms-Bennington Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I think remix is good & fix an older work is not a taboo as long as the result is good. :D
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Deevad Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks !
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cintillate Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the remix is fine. You can kind of see how your style has changed and what you think needed to be changed/improved. ( the little details) It is interesting. I don't think it is a "taboo" lol but definitely just depends on what the artist wants. I have redone drawings and happier it came out better and I got to see how I improved. :) Very nice. Glad Linux and it's programs have come a long way. I still remember using Gimp when it first came out. Look at it now.
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Deevad Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
>> "just depends on what the artist wants"
interesting thought, definitely on my mind now.
About Linux painting software, yes ; with next Mypaint 1.1 and Krita 2.6 , a real free alternative now exist. I have this strong feeling.
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cenire25 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing! i love the changes you made :)
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:icondeevad:
Deevad Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks you Cenire.
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work, like if schould be a animation cell
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:icondeevad:
Deevad Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
Animation Cell ? You mean like a frame of a movie ? :)
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes
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MySweetDarkness Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Beautiful work !
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Deevad Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thx :)
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Sasosito Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the background looks a little bit strange, but "she" looks perfect :D
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Deevad Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thx! Good point about the background. I also feel it a bit flat and like a simple texture pasted. I restricted myself to fix this part but it probably could be worked with better clouds painted and distant light rays.
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Sasosito Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, what disapoints me is the sea...it's like...less rendered than the spirit...anyways it's so cool ;)
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Deevad Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the feedback. Sure, in next artworks I should take care about this points, and find references instead of paint them from my mind.
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Sasosito Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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simpe94 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning, as always.

i think i'd fix only artworks that im really proud of, but they wouldnt still feel the same as if they were just made.
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Deevad Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thx Simpe, I also have the same feeling now : I can't throw on my disk the older version ; I think it's like a separate older piece.
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mmesantos1 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Beautiful work Deevad! :-)
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Deevad Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thx :)
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mmesantos1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Your welcome. :-)
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