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June 26, 2009
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Demonic Unicorn by FleetingEmber Demonic Unicorn by FleetingEmber
I thought this contest had ended, so i'm happy i recently found out i was still open XP

Anyway, both were done digitally, so this will be for category 1.

The original one was done in 2007, and can be found here:

The new one on the right was done this month in 2009, and can be found here:

The original piece was my most popular in my gallery for quite a while. And i actually hated that fact. I couldn't 'better' it, in the eyes of the DA community. And it aggrivated me, lol.
But with more and more practice, i improved, and i was so happy when it was pushed off the top spot :P

When i first done the original, i was so proud. But now i look back it, there's so many, many things wrong with it. There's no lighting from the fire on the unicorn. The fire doesn't look like fire at all. The anatomy is off. The texture i've done on the unicorn's body looks weird. I didn't know my way around photoshop at the time, so i took a lot of shortcuts. And the background isn't the best, but then again, niether is the new one XP

It's great to look back at things like this, on how much you've improved. I just can't wait to see at what stage i'll be at in another two years.
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Atomic-Nucleus Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no words
hyenacub Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist
Wow--the difference here is amazing! The anatomy, the dynamic pose and POV, the flames...fantastic! Best of luck!
SleepyFennec Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Nice comparition:) You've become better at coloring, there a lot more harmony in the colors on the right one.:) (But for some reason I like the anthomy on the left one more:/)
HawkEagleWolf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
You can see how much you've progressed though both are equally amazing and perfect. :)
TaliseDragonne Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Wow! Magnifique!
fantasydreamer59 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
WOW! :heart:
chaoticwings3 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I love seeing both drawings next to each other because it really shows how much you improved over the years! Awesome job!
Agaave Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In the first picture there is cool design and feeling but second is definitely more lively and aggressive! You have gone long way and improved a lot! :heart:
Argo602 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Awesome job and good luck!
khelledros Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I can honestly say I really like how its improved especially on the wings gives them the more evil look with the weathered look, I hope you win eternal
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