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Draw this again - Sea of Dreams by Gabbi Draw this again - Sea of Dreams by Gabbi
Old (2008):
New (2012):

And here I thought that I hadn't made much improvement since 2008. I'm kind of blown away at the moment! XD
I'm so proud of myself!

This "draw it again" challange has really showed me that all my hard work with my art has payed off!

Not only do I see a difference in anatomy, colours and shading, but also in composition and "life" in the drawing itself.
I've also gotten a bit better at backgrounds, even though I'm still working on that, haha! XD

When I drew "The Sea of Dream" back in 2008 I was very proud of it. That's why I chose that one to draw again. It's always easier to redraw an illustration that you never put much work into. And as I said, I really wanted to challange myself with this! :la:

I'm still very much in love with the giraffe/Lapras hybrid and the green elephant king! :love:
I pushed myself to my limit and I'm very pleased with myself at the moment, haha :XD:

Edit: Semifinal? Oh my... O.O Thank you so much! I'm very honored! :heart:

I also find it interesting that so many seem to like the older version better, haha! :XD: I kind of knew it was coming, because it's quite usual in these sort of things. I guess that in the end it's a lot about style.

My style in 2008 were very mainstream, and my biggest artistic influences at that time were Naruto and Prince of Tennis (That I know a LOT of people enjoy). It's a simple style that I know that many can take to heart. ^^

Though that wasn't really the style I wanted. I knew in my heart that I wanted something different, and more my own...
So I started experimenting with style. Looked at a lot of illustrators that I liked, and now, 4 years later....
I have finally started to like my style. It's a style like this that I wanted in 2008 but just couldn't do properly then.

Something a bit more unique and that feels more like me. :heart:

Thank you for your comments! ^^

Made with Photoshop CS5 + Wacom Intuos 3
Character & Art =Gabbi
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WiseAngel Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! that's amazing :)
Gabbi Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :la:
linzeda Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute! :)
Gabbi Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
nekoninjaalchemist Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH! that new one looks amazing!!! so much color and light owo it looks way more lively than that old one! and that background sky is so beautiful! keep up the fantastic work!! <333
Gabbi Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you think that! :heart:
BoxCat1 Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like the character has matured as well as your art XD
Gabbi Jul 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! :heart: X3
angelwings2624 Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The new one is much better. Clearly.
Gabbi Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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