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Gabriel and Falahil by calthyechild Gabriel and Falahil by calthyechild
This was done for the Draw This Again contest. Here's the original: [link]

This one was a unique challenge because, while I'm sure everyone who places will be the ones who picked pictures they did when they were 12 and just starting out, I wanted a challenge: so I picked what had been some of my best work when I started Between Places. Something I still thought looked pretty good, for a comic panel. Something I knew I could outdo, but would take all of my current skills and more to really blow it out of the water and make the effort worthwhile.

10 hours later, one numb thumb, and a seething hate of icicles later... well, this is it, guys. Not only is it rendered better, but I intentionally reflected the character growth, giving Gabriel a darker costume and aging Rease to fit hers. And oh yeah, weapons. This time when they're ambushed they're sure to win.

Find out what happened in the original scene at [link]
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shareyourworldwide Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Oooooh. You're soooo good with atmosphere, great picture ^^
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sofiaaq Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Ti, this is a beautiful revamp. The original was so good already, but the environment here, the way you made the vampire (I hope I remembered right what he was...!) a mysterious, ominous figure behind... it's just great!
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calthyechild Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yup, he's a vampire! He's the part I'm least happy with, I know what I wanted to see but I couldn't find a good reference for how to do it, so well... that's what we got.

I'm quite happy with it though. Thanks!
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow the first piece was already pretty impressive, but you're right, you definitely went above and beyond in revamping it!
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calthyechild Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hee, that was the point: take something impressive and do it way better. Can't settle for second best here, can I.
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope I hope you do great in the contest!
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calthyechild Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I hope so! I don't think I'll place, I expect the people who place will have picked something a little less 'good' to start with.
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is very possible...But I think it's awesome! I love the amount of improvement it shows!
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calthyechild Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Me too. It's given me a new appreciation for myself as an artist, actually; I feel like I've made a concrete improvement even without forcing out pages every other day. Better characters, better environment... yeeaaah. :D
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D that's awesome!
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calthyechild Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I hope so! I don't think I'll place, I expect the people who place will have picked something a little less 'good' to start with.
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gingerbreadart Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
One of the things I like about you Ti, is that you never take the easy option. This is a fantastic piece of work and I can see how much effort has gone into it, and it is amazing. I also think you're riht that it's harder to really challenge yourself with a piece of work you were poud of and try to upgrade that!
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calthyechild Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Pffhahahaha. I absolutely take the easy way out sometimes. Mostly it's copy and pasting backgrounds for my comic. Oh yeah, and that thing where I don't ink? I'm absolutely lying through my teeth when I say "it's because it fits my style better", I just hate inking. So much.

But I'm happy with how this came out! I really appreciate your praise. :)
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gingerbreadart Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I could not draw without inks. Not easy at all! XD
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