I get really sentimental seeing your old style, because it was around the time that I rolled into loving your work and into reading para ten, which will always be fond memories. however, seeing how your style nowadays is still really you, still makes me really happy :>
The improvement is huge, your new work is GORGEOUS. I fucking hate it when people are like, oh yeah, different. Old one was better. dude, just, fuck those guys. I'm pretty sure theyre just trying to mess with people. but seriously, youve gotten a million times better.
Ha ha ha, yeah, but I can't blame them if that's what they like. I know I've changed what i wanted to change so it's fine! I'm glad when people think I've gotten better for sure though, so thank you!!!!
Wahhh, you're so mature. That's cool of you It just makes me so mad. It's hard to imagine a less useful, more severe critique then what basically amounts to, "go back in time 5 years and dont bother to try to improve yourself"
I prefer the old one aesthetically for the comic, although I recognize how technically better the new one is.
And while you may interpret that as being useless bashing, gets an honest thermometer about the audience's feelings. Which might be something to consider. Not to be stuck in the past, but maybe there is something about the old stuff which catches people's eyes, and the feedback gives the opportunity to think about it and even - if desired - to implement some characteristics of the old stuff on the newer.
Now the comment goes for ashwara, since I already tagged the username here: if there is one thing I would change, that is the white outlining, resolving silhouettes either with the traditional black contour or by picking more contrasting colors on edges to avoid flattening - if that is the reason for the outlines. Just my opinion on this recent white-outlining fever all around dA and Tumblr. But if you like that, keep it, of course.
I've been doing the white outlines as an aesthetic choice since like 2011, not because it doesn't read without them but just because I like how it looks.
If you look at the backgrounds in some anime such as Fuujin Monogatari, Kyousogiga, and even occasionally in Nodame Cantabile, you'll notice similar techniques and I find them beautiful, so I wanted to include it in my own work. I didn't realize it was a trend, but I will probably keep doing it ha ha. But i appreciate your feedback!
hey, that's a good rebuttal. you made me think twice about the situation. only thing I can add is that your comment is much more helpful and descriptive than most I've seen in this situations, if everyone were as thorough as you I don't think I've have a problem with it. Usually the admission of the artist's technical improve is conspicuously lacking. but thanks for taking the time to reply
Now it's MY turn to call you mature. I'm really glad with your answer! And yeah, I see the nuance between the critiques, not everyone will give thorough thinking before just stating a superficial, quick opinion. Well, an artist's job is also to learn and filter this kind of thing.
Both originals and redraws are interesting. The older ones have bold, thick strokes with motion, neutral colors, and strong contrast. The newer pictures show greater depth, more vibrant colors, and nuance in detail. It's hard to compare the two, since they appear as two different styles. Unfortunately, I also prefer the older style. I like the bold strokes and movement within the older style more.