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Progress meme thingy 2 by danzzila Progress meme thingy 2 by danzzila
Edit: So many comments saying there's no progress at all, or that you prefer the older version. I respect everyone's opnion but here I meant to show the evolution of my character and style, maybe I just picked the wrong meme lol I tried to make him look younger and with a more clean/ simpler style. Thank you everyone and please keep commenting with your honest opnion! *3*

This might be my favorite meme...
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:iconnotmateo:
notMateo Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking back on this a few months after I favorited it. While they're both really REALLY good, you've definitely shown progress between these two :D Your lines look cleaner and everything just looks generally more experienced :D
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JCast639 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Mudkip unmelted
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TheAmericanKaiser Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The progress is there. But it just wasn't monumental. You seemed perfectly fine in the 2011 pic. Not much changed aside from body language.
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Ishyo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student Interface Designer
think I already commented on this one long time ago but , you are one of the artists I most admire on DA,
your style is so clean, everything is perfectlly on the right place
in the newest version you look more sure of your abilities, the pose is more expressive, the face more natural and relaxed, and the background color has a better balance with the whole picture
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LaughButts Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is much more clean confidence in your curvier lines now! 
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:iconlightthechao:
LighttheChao Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I personally feel like you've def improved and altered your style to be fitting of your vision. I like it!!
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:iconthestrawberryneko:
TheStrawberryNeko Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well if thats what you were trying to do, Great job!
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:icondvalcio:
DValcio Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
You can see the progress!

Clean smooth lines with no scratching, more defined folds and shadows, better choice of shadow colors, keep it up man!
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:iconcele-cam:
Cele-Cam Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014   Photographer
the attention to detail and the outlines have improved enormously, congrats
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:iconpapertobi:
Papertobi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i like!!!
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RhymeswithPornGa2 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Idk what people are talking about.....your art style obviously changed and it was for the better.
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:iconishyo:
Ishyo Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I like the new version much more, it's more clean, expressive and confident
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:iconcrashgem:
crashgem Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Artist
The line-work now shows more confidence and precision. The style is cleaner and the colors bolder helping to define a much more cell-shaded anime style as opposed to the early manga style. The evolution of skill is more subtle here, but this artist is also a lot closer to their "A game" than many.
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Bishiglomper Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Poo on the other people. I can see the difference, and I think it looks better. They're both loverly. c:
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Poki-art Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
since the older one is more appealing for me, i realized long time ago that as you progress you are able to show characters in the way that you have intended from the very beginning, thus, as you said, the older one doesnt really look like you wanted him to look. and there is obvious progress, you being more clear with what you want to show, or just being able to do so :) keep on going! <3
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FaDemian Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
nice !!!  :D :D
I feel like the new one it's more polish and feels that you have advance !!
Lovely !!
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Noxmoony Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
This definitely does show improvement! They're both nice, but your newest one like firegoddessreiko said, exudes confidence and feels more well balanced and strong. The overall shape and form is cleaner and is better defined and makes more sense. Overall I think you've made some great improvements! Congratulations :D
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firegodessreiko Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
I see that as you've progressed, you've opted for cleaner, simpler lines. That and I think there's much more dynamic motion going on in the newer one. I don't really see one as better than the other, they're just different. The newer one speaks of confidence in it's clean and simple style. I'd say that's where you've improved the most. Confidence.
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Noxmoony Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
You summed it up perfectly! :D
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firegodessreiko Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
:3
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Gom3 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
I can see the different style such as the hair and coloring. Nothing needs to improve if you've already reached perfection XD
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TiigerWierdness Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
Looks great! The style fits very good for Pokemon characters.
I would like to say I personally like the first one more. Not saying its better. But I love the more sketchy lines and it being more detailed giving it a realistic and softer look.
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DokiDokiNyaa Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I like the first one better. the lineart is thinner. It makes it feel like a quick sketch. I like that.

Haven't seen your work in years as I've been inactive here, but it's nice to see you keep drawing.
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sliiide Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
1st is like manga and 2nd is like anime lol
I think the 1st is cuter because of the fluffy hair and blush, but the second would probably work better as an animation + it looks faster to do
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NanoBiscuit Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
I like the shading and colour of the newer one
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CaPsLoCk-HoLmEs Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Writer
:iconbruhpertplz: 
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HelpILostMyEraser Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually prefer the "after" one. Though the first one is nice, it's messy and not quite as "correct" as the second one. Plus, those mudkip feet are soooooo goddamn cute
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QueenRebecca Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like the soft lines in the first one, other than that, i dont see a whole lot of change but you probably can
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Chibi-Kiwi93 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your style has become very pokemon-y. (: it suits it well though! 
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BaseWaffle Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Dat mudkip thou
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wxzhenghoppytruffles Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow the lines or much cleaner!
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LucidCloud Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The mudkip looks way better in the new one :nod: Has more volume to it too.

I like the 2014 one better in terms of proportion and expression, but really the boy looks a little older than before, instead of younger. Only because his torso is long with a smaller head.
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chocogingerfingers Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Filmographer
omg people need to stop complaining and actually look at the clear difference between the drawings.
You can see that the second version has MUCH better proportions and looks way cleaner.  The art looks way more natural too.
It's obvious he's improved without needing to make the new artwork look super fancy. It's simple and shows true improvement.
Just stop complaining. Seriously.
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Merc-Weasel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both styles are definitely good, but it's very obvious in the second one you've got a better grasp of lines, and sizes now than you did before. The earring is better proportioned, the mudkip's effect on his jacket is far more defined, and the addition of it's legs popping out does well to further add more realism to it's position. Another thing that the closed eye in the first one lacks definition because of the shape of the eyebrow, but in the after it's far more defined.

In a way, it kind of reminds me of the progression of Tite Kubo. At first he was very sketchy and rigid, but now he's much softer. I guess?
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moyashiashi Featured By Owner Edited Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks amazing. You can clearly see the improvement. It's not about what looks better, its about how you advanced. I don't think a lot of people took that into consideration when commenting.
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inuneechan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the new one more. The simple style gives off a very 'Anime' style, like you could pluck him off a screen cap. It is much better done artistically and leaves a better impression. Try not to get down when people say they like the 'sketchy' one more. Sketches tend to have more movement that draw the eye and so it looks "more active" rather than "better."

As a critique, I would suggest keeping a careful eye on your linework. There are some areas that are messy and rather unclean, so just make sure you take your time and make sure all stray lines are taken care of (straightened, erased, ect...).

Keep up the good work!!
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glitcher Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha! Yeah, this comes off more as an artistic devolution rather than evolution. To be fair, the difference is minor and the quality is high to being with, so it's nothing to be ashamed of. You're still a black belt with a pencil. ;)
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KBunnieChan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I personally like the more sketchy style. (Dont kill me.)
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CrowStar8 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student General Artist
I like either one, over all it makes my art look like stick figures... XD!! :squee: 
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blackstorm Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
IDK what people are blathering about. There may be just a slight notable difference from then and now but it's certainty a progress nonetheless, and it looks more polished too, keep up the good work Dan bby~! *3* :+favlove:
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viremaster Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The second one is a more cleaned up version?
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SoulbladeWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like them both.
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XxiIndigoixX Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
... Both are great! I like the after a bit more though, it looks like it kinda came from an anime! Either way they're both great!
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Sootyfeather Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like the softness of the hair on the first one, the second one looks like a frame from an anime with the simple look but the first one is, in the end, my fave uwu
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potarosoup Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the colors in the newer version better c:
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Tybertimus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Actually if anything I prefer the earlier version, the lines in the second seem too forced. Other than that, there is virtually no difference. If you are comfortable with how you do things, great I suppose, but this before-after thing is really supposed to show how you've changed and improved. Both of these could have been drawn yesterday by all I can see.
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deidarakun101 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Filmographer
If you were going for a cleaner look, you definitely succeeded. Also, I don't know if ot was intentional, but rounding out his jaw in the new one is a great way to make him look a little younger. If you were working at that level in 2011, I'm sure you've progressed a bunch.  BTW... Omg Mudkipzzzz ILUVTHEM and I want that jacket.
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Peter-CaliferGames Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
They really are very similar! the new one looks like you've simplified the linework a bit, and gave him a more interesting pose. I like them both fine. If both were between the same front and back cover of a comic book, there'd really be no clash of styles or quality.
I will say, the little critter in his jacket definitely gained a few levels of adorable +1 in the After version <3
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Muruni Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like the improved one! in my opinion, the style fits for the kind of character he is, and i'm pretty sure i see some anatomy improvement there xD the new one also appears to have more emotion in it as well~ overall, it seems more natural in posture + clothing folds and has a nice contrast in the shading. also, the old style is more sketchy compared to the new one, which has an 'official' and clean kind of style that i like!
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