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Then and Now by k04sk Then and Now by k04sk
To measure progress in ones art is never easy. I think it requires a lot of faith. But regardless I think it can be done. So I took an old painting I did 3 years ago and tried to reinterpret it again.


(link to the old picture [link])

This what I came up with, I felt my head was in the right spot in that time , but I could easily remembered how scared I was to take chances in my art , impress people , get a job etc.

So This time around I tried to eliminate those things in my mind ,

Hope you dig

K
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Dionisante Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Doko?
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mzclark Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i love both. the original looks optimistic, this one looks like Totoro is comtemplating his future. Was the forest cut down?
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mtartist Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist
this is beautiful , seriously amazing talent
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fishandspaghetti Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
It's so interesting to see the way your concept, style, and use of space has changed. This is a really cool idea, thanks for linking your old picture!
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dadavin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
IT'S TOTORO!!
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VentusRex Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist
Amazing work!
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milafa Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
I love it. my art often comes out really blurry and i find it hard to paint details on it. i don't know why but is it the way i inerpret things or is it my brushes or something else? and often when i think i have a great idea for a painting it doesn't turn out the way i want it becomes blurry and it doesn't have much details like i said before. Could you please help me out finding my problem?
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k04sk Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
watch some of fengzhu's vids on youtube , he can prolly help you out more than i can haha , also try lasso tool , and don't use soft/air brushes try hard brushes with no opacity
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milafa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
thx. I already watch fzd school haha and i find it hard to paint with no opacity but i will practise a bit more with it. thx for helping me out :D.
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FraserM9477 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
i dig, but i actually prefer the style of the older one, just a preference >.<
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lulouss Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
i like this one a lot, coz there is more depth to it, but having said that, i feel a certain calmness when i look at the first one, and this one feels more troubled...
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iamtretre Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I think both pieces have their charm, and despite the insecurities you had three years ago, it took a lot of effort and learning just to get to that point, and you're still making big strides now. Keep up the good work!!!
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darkness404 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks really great =) I like the look that the brushstrokes give the whole thing ^^
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k04sk Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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Taxbane Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
I like the rough style, it adds more of the human element into the art, as opposed to say photograph cleanliness which a viewer might think a computer generated the image, was a photo manipulation, or such...
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k04sk Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yeah i think it adds a little more to it , perhaps i can combine the two approaches , or do it again but in a more animated style
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grimmybug Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
fantastic work :D
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BanderbearDesign Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You never cease to amaze me. Well done
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k04sk Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you good sir
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HDmelon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
what brushes do you use?
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k04sk Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
check my gallery for my brush pack
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:iconhdmelon:
HDmelon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
thanks a bunch :dance:
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mikemars Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
brush strokes are bold in this piece, almost violent, in a good way. maybe a better word is this later piece has energy to it that the earlier one only shows only in potential. clearly you have learned to "let go". the composition is also much less tentative and timid compared to the earlier work. a side by side would be instructive to other aspiring painters. i find myself wondering, whats going on in the green cloud. is something bad about to happen? is some evil force entering this peaceful world. Finally i'd say that is also another delta between the first and this last. some emotional tension or content has been added that is also not in the first piece.

happy painting...-m
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Cursors Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
You lost the clean look but gained the skill to portray some kind of feeling.
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MiroJohannes Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Your visions are so alive.
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1XLADEDAX1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
soo....wonderful~~ :D :D <3 <3
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FcomBaT Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student Filmographer
i wouldnt mind having some tea there. so relaxing
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dirtscan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
A perfect example of great art! :thumbsup: brilliant!
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5xd Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
:dance::love: .I LIKE HOW IT LOOKS
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JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
I would like to draw in this rough style to...
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