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draw this headshot again - demon cat by AxelCat9 draw this headshot again - demon cat by AxelCat9
lol so here it is! : D
I'm actually happy with the outcome ^^
I wanted to redraw that one but I had no time and will. And, thankfully, to this contest I finally redrew it.
This contest reminded me that I wanted to draw this again and inspired me.
I hope I've improved XD
"before" ([link]) - was drawn in June 19 2012
"after"([link]) - was drawn in September 8 2012

EDIT:lol I dunno why most of commenters like the first one. Ok I guess it's just because of sketchy look. But please notice that I had mistakes in the first one: the mouth and nose are off, the eyes and eyebrows are too high and the chin is asymmetrical and faces a bit wrong way.+ the ears and fringe look weird. And there are still more mistakes to talk about. Isn't it?
That time I had no ability to portrait the character as I wanted. Right now (in "after") the character has all emotions and look which I wanted to achieve.
It's just makes me wonder why would you still prefer the first one? If it's only sketchiness then why would it overweight all mistakes in that drawing?
Ah well you are free to prefer whatever you like more ^^ but it makes me a bit sad and feel like I didn't improve but disimprove. Is it really so?
PS: just if you wonder. He wears a shirt and under it there is a bandage ^^
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:iconlittleneko13:
Littleneko13 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
I like the before one
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Gyotetsku-sama Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
i think the one on the left is better.
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:iconstarfire808:
starfire808 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I think both of them are great
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:iconsillygothic:
Sillygothic Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I definitely like the remake better :D
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:iconaxelcat9:
AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
thank you :3
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:iconluneta-star:
luneta-star Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, it's beautiful.
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:iconaxelcat9:
AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
thank you <3
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:iconluneta-star:
luneta-star Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome. The before shot was really good and the after shot is even better!!
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:iconasha-anne:
Asha-Anne Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very nice improvement!
You have not only managed to improve your anatomy, but also you have manged to inject a lot of personality into your work.
Keep improving, you could go a very long way :clap:
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:iconaxelcat9:
AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
thank you for such inspiring words ;o; <3
It makes me happy that I've improved and I'm even happier because others see this improvement QuQ
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iLupinus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
At a first glance, I did like the first one better, but then my nit-pickiness came in and ruined it for me ;P

I do like the second better now that I see and appreciate all the awesome improvement you've made.
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:iconaxelcat9:
AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Thank you :D
lol it's always hard to choose between sketchiness and neatness XD
I like sketch works myself but when
I
draw my drawing mostly come out neat 0.0

I'm glad that you see an improvement ^u^
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:iconxtoyx:
xToyx Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012   Digital Artist
You improved so quickly Axel. The second one is better, no doubt. You did experience a slight style change, but there is nothing wrong with that at all. <3 His hair is soo cool the second time around? (Whats his name?) asdfghjkl You should be so proud of this!
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:iconaxelcat9:
AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
adfasdf QuQ thank you<33 >3<
lol he doesn't have a name yet XD will think of something later 0.0
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:iconxtoyx:
xToyx Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Digital Artist
I suggest Bob (LOL)
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:iconaxelcat9:
AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
amg :iconzxcvbnmplz: what an awesome name!!11one!1 :iconloveloveplz:

|D
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:iconllunet1:
Llunet1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ooooh. I like 'em both :D

I think you did improve. But you mostly improved by changing your style (which isn't a bad thing)
I like how the After is a lot cleaner, and I like the Before... well I don't really know why XD

Don't feel that you haven't improved, because you did!
And in such a short time too!! :D (I can't improve that fast XD It's a gradual effort for me XD)
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:iconaxelcat9:
AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Thank you >u<
yep this one is more about changing style ^^
lol don't worry your drawings are nice and you'll improve as you practice :D
it really takes time -.- (for example I couldn't improve for like a year because I didn't drew that much) But fortunately this summer I had more free time to work on my drawings ^u^
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:iconllunet1:
Llunet1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
XD

Thanks XD
I actually usually draw during school XD (And usually in my science classes .__. It's not like I hate science too LOL.) But I don't draw full-bodies so I usually get specific parts of the body better XD (It's probably how I improved in hands a lot - although I'm not that great at hands still XD)

:3
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xtra-x Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I like both actually.
Though I have to admit that the lines for the second one really attracts me more but I like both and would like to know how to do both. (if possible ^^;)


If you don't mind me asking, which software do you use and how what tool do you use to line the second one, and what size? Also, do you use a tablet or mouse?
I guess I'll learn how to line like the second one first since it looks like it'll be easier, maybe? ^^;
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AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
The second one just looks simpler, not overweight, "easier" to your eye.
But the "before" one is truly the one which is easier -to draw- believe me ; )
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:iconaxelcat9:
AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Thanks :D
sure why not) -I used Paint tool SAI for both drawings.
well the size was 30 for the second one but I started drawing on a really huge canvas (after finishing drawing I resized the picture to smaller one)the brush itself is "airbrush" with some changed settings.
I use tablet that's why the lines are smooth and change the pressure like that (tho you can do vector if you use mouse *in the same program SAI*)
-Not at all .-. The first one is much easier to draw and took like 15 min or even less. It's just a rough sketch. While the second one took much more effort and time. The first one can be easily done with mouse (tho the lines will not look so smooth) while the "after" will be harder to draw with a mouse
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xtra-x Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Thanks a lot! ^^
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:iconaxelcat9:
AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
yw :3
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CharmazingMe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a HUGE 3 months improvement! I'm astonished :wow:
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:iconaxelcat9:
AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
amg >u< thank you :iconexcitedblushplz:
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CharmazingMe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconilikeitplz:
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MNGengar Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all, I'd like to mention that I like both. At first I thought I liked your first one better, but the style of the newer one is definitely more refreshing. The placement of the ears, the clothes, the hair, the nose, the little speckles along the back of his neck- all seem to be better in my eyes. The only qualms I have between the two is that the neck and shoulders on the "before" seem to be more proportionate (to better explain it, the "after" picture has a bit too long of a neck in my eyes). But, that's just my opinion; you've definitely improved overall! Good job!
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AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I'm glad that you can see an improvement! :D And I agree with all pros you listed ^u^
And I can agree with the neck "problem". First I did thought that it was a bit long but I realized that it looks like that mostly because of his shirt(collar)covering his shoulders. So when you remove a collar than you can notice that the neck looks shorter than it appeals to be. But maybe the neck -is- a bit long XD
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muzuffle Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I totally see improvement! Way to go, especially in just a summer! In fact, I really like the new one C:
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:iconaxelcat9:
AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Many thanks for your comment <3
I'm really happy that you think so :iconhappyskipplz:
I worked hard on my drawing skills this summer and I'm glad I've improved ^-^
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Miyako-sempai Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your improvement is amazing! Love it <3 He looks so handsome in "after" one :iconblushplz:
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:iconaxelcat9:
AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
thank you :iconasdfghplz:
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Emmerd Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The lines in the second one are more smooth and clean.
But the expression in the first one is way better. c:
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Kinotsune Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh i like both to be honest. xD
they both have theirs pros. even though you are right, the redone one is technical improved. But still the first one has sth about it too. : )
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:iconaxelcat9:
AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
yeah I understand XD
The after has tehnically improved ^^ has better lines, proportions, etc..
about "before".It's a sketchy look and something that hides behind this drawing is what mostly draws attention.
lol I have a thought that maybe because I drew the first one on nature(oustide)And I had no thoughts of what to draw and just ended up with it. Weird huh?
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Kinotsune Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, personally i mainly prefer sketches, they have something 'deeper' and look more natural imo.
oh yeah maybe that is a point too. i think the better you feel, the better you draw.
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:iconaxelcat9:
AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
- i think the better you feel, the better you draw.
-lol I'm ill right now XD
Not a temperature but nose and throat XD
tho I still really enjoyed drawing ^-^
tho while drawing the first one I was always distracted by bugs flying, crawling around >o< and those spiders 0-0
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Kinotsune Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aww lol
maybe more you draw what you feel like? mm doesn't fit either in that case, right? xD But i noticed it for myself, both.
aww cutie spiders. <22
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:iconaxelcat9:
AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
lol I dunno XD maybe
amg 0-0 you call spiders "cuties"
I envy you ;^;
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:iconkinotsune:
Kinotsune Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yesh! <2
i love them. xD but i don't like maggots, bleh
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KivaChan8 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
to be honest i'd say i actualy like the first one more... i think it's because it's KIND OF like my style...not much...but either way, the eyes, marks and the layering of the hair are what do it for me i think
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ChristineWay18 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i like the first one better
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xxkittangelxx Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fuuu~ He looks so attractive in the newer one, omg :heart:
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:iconaxelcat9:
AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
thanks :iconhurrplz:
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GhostTheRider Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Both versions are pretty good, but I like better version from June. It's because I love sketches <3
But I not mean, that newer wersion is worse - I think that You improved Your style, and You're confident in it c:
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:iconaxelcat9:
AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
yeah I see ^^
I know that styles are just too different
so it's hard to judge)
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GhostTheRider Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Exactly, but it doesn't change the fact, that both are awesome c:
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glitter-sloth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
wow i really love them i like how you do perfect line art i can never do it D: oh well awesome work
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AxelCat9 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
amg :iconzxcvbnmplz: ty >u<
don't worry you'll get better eventually :D just practice
and my lines aren't that perfect tho I'm really happy that you think so <33
Thank you ^u^
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