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d: Tiamat Makeover :b by nenuiel d: Tiamat Makeover :b by nenuiel
Alright! Here's my most recent submission for the 'Kick your own @ass' contest! This is also in the third category for Traditional Medium.

This was a figure I created years ago based on the Sumarian mythological figure Tiamat who is the equivalent of Gaia from Greek mythology. Except she's not really a dragon in this case, she just calls herself the 'Dragon Queen'.

Now a critique between the two. The first and most obvious is that I have an actual throne room! XD I used a lot more reference to develop her world and her throne, which is inspired by the Persian Sun Throne. I have also discarded my Manga influence in the face and line weight (not because I don't love but because I want to push myself). I also created flat colors this time with markers instead of just using color pencil to add more depth and cohesiveness. I also redesigned her garment to reflect the new knowledge I have learned from fashion and costumes. White ink was also used to create highlights and help smooth out the texture of the veil around the throne.

So the mediums are as follows: Marker, Color Pencil and White Ink.

The original Tiamat image is in my Scraps section if you want a closer look. The new image is available in my gallery.

And please do use, distribute, borrow or reproduce without my distinct permission. Thanks!! =D
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ana-marya Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
wow! you really improved your drawing style! the new one looks more feminin and all her clothes, face expression, body look better...
though the first one is also great(I can't even do that one lol)
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nenuiel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
I think so too! Though there are a few things I need to fix. But that's always the case with art - there is always room to improve! =D

And dear, you are drawing much better than I was back then. *laughs* Instead of just drawing fanart (it's a good start, that's where I began too with sailor moon stuff) start expanding and creating your own characters! Try some color! You've got basic construction down, and a good start at shading. Or, if you're afraid to color, use inks! All Manga are done in ink with nibs and brushes (start with micron pens - they don't smear). I'm positive, if you try, you will DEFINITELY draw something better than my first version of Tiamat. :nod: Just give a go!
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ana-marya Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
I don't have inks but maybe I'll but some :D
thanks again :D
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Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Phenomenal growth! It's wonderful! :clap:
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nenuiel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Thank you so very much! =D
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Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
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Lukia-GravenHeart Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
So you took a drawing from years ago, and redid it to show how you've improved over the amount of time since the first? Man, I wish I had the patience. I like some of my old drawings, but the news ones just don't look enough like the old ones for me to like the revisions. (like a Disney sequel- lacks the charm and wit of the original)
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nenuiel Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
XDDD I think that's kind of the the general point of the contest this is submitted to. I'm supposed to try and show how different my art has become and in what ways I have improved. I have to juxtapose them together or else people won't even realize it's the same character. XDD
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