Blasts from the Past: Re-Draw Thread!
This thread is for the awesome fun-time of going back to revisit our sad artistic past and proving to ourselves that even if we suck now, at least we don't suck as bad as we did back then.
Remember that it'll be way more fun if you can post the original.
I'll go first!
Back in '06 I produced this steamy pile of blotchy watercolours for a friend:
...and more recently:
Have at it and have fun! (:
I seriously found the best thing to re-draw, from literally when I was like 11 or 12. I don't even know. Nor do I know how it has survived for so long but my sister had it and triumphantly presented it to me not too long ago for laffs. I will unveil it when I've put in some work on a redo. Meanwhile, get in here, folks.
The sad thing is that I had to choose this one because it had the fewest number of random belts. The creation date of the file is 2003, so I'm inclined to believe it. This was supposed to be concept art so you could see the costume. Could I have picked a worse pose for that?
The worst part is remembering so vividly what I wanted to do with the character.
I was so proud of this study after I had finished it back in the day. I painted it not two years ago and the problems are extremely glaring to me now.
Painted from the same bust, I'm proud of this one too. Hopefully in two years time I'll be able to look back and see the progress I've made from today.
I still could've worked on this for another hour or so. But I didn't care that much. Haha.
I totally found something for this and if I get time next week I'll post it. (this is my only day off and I staunchly refuse to use it doing anything other than posting on the internets!)
The Mad Writers Union
And I just did this one:
I made sure to cut their legs off at the same place.
And I definitely agree that some of these are just awesome re-draws of already-awesome work!
This was the first time I ever drew these characters, way back in the summer of 2003. I attempted to add color months later using Photoshop, but very clearly had no idea what I was doing.
I revised and revisited these guys plenty of times over the course of the past 8 years, and this is a comic I did with them from about 2 weeks ago.
Since my sister dredged up what is possibly the oldest surviving drawing of mine in existence it would have been cool to really go nuts on this but one thing I haven't improved at is time management.
And this is the page now!
It's not a huge improvement, but i hope that in a year or two i'm much better
From today. I have a lot better tools now with photoshop but also some more life knowledge, patience, etc. Took me about 4 hours to do start to finish.
You should also have him saying "Gah! Evil wang"
Edit: I also would be proud to call most any of these befores my after