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Nsio Art Comparison: 2011 vs. 2017 by Nsio Nsio Art Comparison: 2011 vs. 2017 by Nsio
Here is my most recent drawing and one of my older drawings next to each other. This comparison is quite nice, because the setting is identical apart from small changes. The time difference between the two years is quite accurately 6 years.

During 2011 I started working on my coloring methods for real. I gradually added more light sources and more details and this one here was one of the most ambitious attempts at the time. I however didn't have good accuracy with the drawing tablet at the time, so I used vector lines. I could study the line dynamics at least.

I've used pretty much the same coloring methods even today, but I have streamlined the level of detail. I'm also more experienced with the color balance and contrasts. With the new drawing I enjoy the balance of light and shadow. The original is just messy and unbalanced. I have also had a lot of time to work on my drawing accuracy and having a pen display also helps with it.

I was somewhat rusty at the time I drew the new version, but it turned out pretty well regardless. When I'm inspired and determined, I can usually neglect the effects of rust to some degree.

Here are the original drawing and the redrawn version:
Touhou Youmu Konpaku Epicry by Nsio  Touhou Youmu Konpaku [REDRAW] by Nsio
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Kehaippu Featured By Owner Edited Mar 21, 2018
I've been a fan of your line & practice work for a while. I really appreciate the colors on this piece, both of them!! Thanks for posting.
tylrgamster14 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the way you did the new one the character and everything is pretty much on spot but the smoke from the old one gives a more dramatic
Maria-Itla Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To be honest, both are dope.
Usually the original is shit, but you were good from the start.
(How tho?!)
NuciComs Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That growth!!! WOW
The coloring looks amazing! I love this! The first was already good but the newest one definitely shows improvement!!
Eymixx Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017
Pretty interresting! ^^
NuciComs Featured By Owner Edited Dec 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Ugh mobile made this a reply. Howdy stranger xD
Bektzer Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
Still the middle part (Abdomen, pelvis, thighs) in the new one it kinda bugs me for some reason, I feel like it's stretched or something like that, but it's only my opinion tho.
Viverbitt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
wow this is amazing I can only hope I can do a comparison like this in the future
InkObsessedFreak Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
We can really see how you improved! I'm drawing, lighting, everything! Truly amazing to look at how much you have improved! Keep it up!
DrawingDragoon Featured By Owner Edited Dec 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
honestly.... i think my favourite thing out of the drawings are the swords. specifically the size difference in comparison to her hands. in the old one, the swords are just a bit too large for her hands to hold onto tightly enough. sure it would work if she was going to throw it at something....but not really in actual close quarters combat.... meanwhile in the new version, the sword size has been toned down enough to just the right size for her hands to grip onto

another thing i love is the simplicity, since sometimes we can forget that too much detail can ruin a picture

all in all, nice work, man
khalifahaufa Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's outstanding! I can't even color like that.. 😂
Kh3mm4 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the effects of both are damn good though *o*
Stuv101 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I would say I like the original over the new version. 
The original has a dark, foreboding feel to it, ambiance; something I don't really get with the new one.

Both are still amazing works though!! 
JellyBX Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such an improvement you got there!
Especially your coloring technique, it improved a lot!

Meanwhile im kinda stuck at coloring, dunno why it seems i cant really steal coloring technique of another artist
Pretty much complicated than drawing/sketching
You got an advice about how can i improve in coloring technique pal?
Itsukarine Featured By Owner Edited Dec 12, 2017
i quite like the lighting of the old version, both on the leg as you noted and the handle's light shimmering on the hilt.
BogartRojas Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017
Nice, keep up the good work and continue improbing yourself.
tudiseja Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017
The new version is more cleaner, but there are more details in the older version. I also like the interaction with the surrounding purple smoke in the old version.
FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017
Hm. Well done here, you did such a fine job if nothing else~ Would love to see more if you can of course^^
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