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Draw this again! by Gold-Seven Draw this again! by Gold-Seven
Okay, the only one that really qualifies for this is the third - the rest are roughly around the same situation, but not the same scene. They're just for kicks. ;)

The jump from 1995 (twenty years old) to today is obvious... but there's at least a bit of refinement between 2004 (twenty-nine years old) and today as well.*

All scenes, needless to say, from Tolkien's Silmarillion.

I think the next one will be one following a single scene from 1992 to today... choices for those are limited. And involve a certain redhead. :D

*Those hard light edges I did in 2004 do look nice... but where the heck is the light coming from? :confused: I'm thinking Maedhros' left thumb. But yes, I still really like that 2004 version in spite of its flaws. Or maybe because of them. ;)

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elihaun Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Not gonna lie, I think you Improved a LOT!

BUT...I kinda like the 2004 to the 2012 on the bottom.  The 2012 is much better in draftsmanship and detail, but the 2004 version has a certain feel to it.  I think it is the lighting.  the 2004 version is warm and bright.  the 2012 version feels almost too clean, too 'surgical'.  But other than that...Yeah!  you did great :)
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, that's what I said.
MintKim Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, What happened to you after 1995?? :) It`s really amazing!!
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Willburforce Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
These are really neat pieces. Keep up the great work!
Carnival-28 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your works went from looking like a budget Knights of the Round Table impersonation (Though still pretty damn good), to something that was done by Da Vinci.
emmafloflo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student General Artist
WAY better
Kingsdaughter613 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The interesting thing I just noticed about the 2004/2012 versions of Maedhros and Maglor is that Maedhros looks very much the same in the two images. They could easily be two shots of the same person, but drawn in different rooms with different people looking down at him. I'd put the 2004 as the earlier moment because Maedhros hair is shorter there. I guess by that point you had figured out how you wanted Maedhros to look. Everything after perfected the basic form. I love the changes in Maglor's appearance though. His hair has so much more life to it. Soft coils tend to give him a softer, more real, look. And I love the new shade you used for his robes. It's much brighter, and far more ornate. The leather gauntlets form a subtle reminder that he is a warrior. And then there is the sword, of course.
TolkienOP Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Upps, ich hab schon wieder auf Englisch kommentiert... Oh Mann, ich vergesse immer wieder dass du auch aus Deutschland kommst...^^"
TolkienOP Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

It's unbelievable. Unbelievable. You're awesome!
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