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Draw this again- Moon knight by MediaViolence Draw this again- Moon knight by MediaViolence
I love the heck out of the Draw This Again meme so seeing it as an actual contest I figured I had to do something.

I dont really have a lot of old works in my gallery from before 6 years ago as I deleted most of the old stuff from before then lol.

I've had so much fun looking at all the entries for this contest, that's been it's own prize~

And if there's one thing I've noticed on everyone's entries is that inevitably some people will like the before picture more than the after. It's cool if you like the old style more, but like a river, artists only flow forward so there's no going back there for me. Sorry!

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:iconlazymusician10:
LazyMusician10 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Artist
Im in love!  This is glorious! 😆
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:iconchiimuuch:
Chiimuuch Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I prefer the face and hair in the first one, but the second on does show improvement in a lot of other places. 
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:iconkarmasx:
Karmasx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I prefer before, but both are great
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:iconrheliant:
Rheliant Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i love the actual one, it's more dynamic, stylish and detailed! i love your style :iconlazycryplz:
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:iconmisakirindemon:
MisakiRinDemon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow its awesome!
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:iconstarkadder:
Starkadder Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I love this before and after, it's stunning - the evolution of the art. Thank you for sharing :)
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:iconmediaviolence:
MediaViolence Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconenchantma:
enchantma Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Took me a minute to "recognize" you now that you have a new DA username, haha! And your style changed which also threw me off. It looks really cool! Love the comparison! It's nice to see how your art has evolved!
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:iconmediaviolence:
MediaViolence Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Really? I don't think my style has changed that much in the past few years, but I guess I'm happy to know it has lol~
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:icongokudozerotsuken:
GokudoZerotsuken Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
fucking improve !
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:iconpagodacomics:
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool! I think you covered the theme with this one - same style, same media, but you got better in displaying mood, making a still scene with more tension, how the character leans back a little, it is is not stiff anymore. Making the moon bigger is a nice change too, giving a stronger impact. And the dramatic lighting as well - all in all it does show how you matured during the years. :)
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:iconmediaviolence:
MediaViolence Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much dear! I didn't enter the contest to win anything, just to do it because I was honestly curious if a few years would make a difference :) I'm so happy to hear you picked up on so many things! Most people here don't bother to actually look at anything people post so when someone does it really makes me respect them as an artist! Thanks you kindly!!!
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:iconpagodacomics:
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, same here: I really wanted to do this meme for a long time now anyway, and this contest just kicked me to finally do. :D
You are welcome. It's nice to see this meme filled with REAL improvement - as we discussed, it's rare to find good ones.
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:iconi5spiders:
I5Spiders Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Crazy awesome, that looks like classic jrpg art and I love it!
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:iconmediaviolence:
MediaViolence Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you! Gaming is my favorite hobby lol, esp classic JRPGs hee :)
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:iconi5spiders:
I5Spiders Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Mmhmm, the good stuff.
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:iconfademian:
FaDemian Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cool !!! :D :D
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:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   General Artist
Very nice, both style are really nice but I like the current one just a bit more :D
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:icontrish-the-stalker:
Trish-the-Stalker Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like this entry. It takes a pice that is quite good already and just turns it into something stunning. Keep pushing yourself further :)
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:iconlolstupidmonkey:
LolStupidMonkey Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I think the old one is good, but there's definitely an improvement in the new picture! Your style grew in maturity and is more personal and original, it is less manga-ish, and it may be the reason why some people like your old piece better. But this shows your evolution, you found your own style, and it is awesome. All in all, I say the whole new thing is more dynamic and kicks ass. THAT is art.

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"The difference between intelligence and stupidity?
Well,it's obvious:
unlike stupidity,intelligence's got limits"
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:iconashia21:
Ashia21 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   Writer
I think they're both good in their own way ^-^
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:iconyuugichan:
yuugichan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012   General Artist
The new one has sooo much more dynamism, from the pose and the flow of the fabric. Not only that but the composition works much, much better. Improvement like this is always so inspiring to see :D.
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:icon08-musouka-08:
08-Musouka-08 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like the new one better :D
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:iconteknomichiru:
teknomichiru Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
hahaha I love that "Like a river, artists only flow forward" I need to use that somewhere. <3
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:iconmisegard:
Misegard Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you made the moon! Awesome!
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spaz-by-design Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the original, because that's the style that got me into your work.
But there's just something about the new version I enjoy more. It's like your newer style is a little more...edgier. I don't know how to describe it, but it's really great.
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:iconmodified-rabbit:
Modified-Rabbit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The lighting and whatnot is great but I like the style of art better in the first.
Over all, I love the before more by far.
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:iconmediaviolence:
MediaViolence Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
If you like the old there's a bunch more from that time period in my gallery~ However I wouldn't bother watching me since I dont draw like that anymore lol~
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:iconmodified-rabbit:
Modified-Rabbit Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ill check them out. ^___^
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:iconrurounitriv:
rurounitriv Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's got a lot more depth and movement now, and the lighting is amazing (especially in the color version). Definitely more dramatic!
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:iconarielhowell:
ArielHowell Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like both but I prefer the first one ^ ^
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:iconchys:
Chys Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
love it
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:iconcosmikkitty:
CosmikKitty Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
WOW , i find them both lovely . They're both very unique . I do love how you've amped up your style <3
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:iconkinggigasmon:
Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've improved so much!
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:iconyabanned:
Yabanned Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Writer
Writer: Ban

I love new one! :D
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:iconlaurbits:
laurbits Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Agreeing with everyone! The second photo has much more dynamic elements going for it. From the cropping to that addition of more flowing elements in his outfit - it's both composed (central staging) and engaging. Awesome work, Christy! Glad you had fun with it, too. :D
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:iconmediaviolence:
MediaViolence Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks bb! One of the things I was like "WHAT?" with the original was how only selective things were moving ha ha ha, so I felt like adding a lot more flowing elements :) Glad it worked! I hope you have time to do one too! I'd love to see some before and afters now that you've done a whole comic volume! I'm sure your stuff's improved in ways you dont even know!
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YukikazeB03 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Remake is so much better!!!!
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:iconmero-ix:
mero-ix Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, such an improvement! The new one has so much more style and movement. You can feel him striking his pose, in the moment. He's totally making it work.
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:iconmediaviolence:
MediaViolence Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
So what you're saying is my years of Project Runway have made me draw sassier model men? If so I will take that!
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:iconmero-ix:
mero-ix Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is exactly what I am saying.

You need to do a comic along the lines of Project Runway, but instead they create battle outfits for themselves and when they walk the runway they charge their abilities and power up then go to a battle arena and duke it out -- best, most powerful costume wins!
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mellowangelfree Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hmmmmm I think the posing and lighting an atmosphere in the new one.... no so fond of the lack of meat on dem bones but that's just me~~~~
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:iconmellowangelfree:
mellowangelfree Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
in the new one is better**** o_o I'll be able to write one day...
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:iconjuantomajok:
juantomajok Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
great stuff dude!!
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:iconparasiteadam:
ParasiteAdam Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think I'm in love 0///0
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:iconnoiry:
Noiry Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
The old one is superb, undoubtedly, but the new one has a deeper sensation of dynamism and it's more dramatic.
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oranges-lemons Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
I actually like the new version better :lol:
The pose is better, more dynamic, if you ask me. Although, the grayscale version is a bit too dark on my monitor, it's a bit difficult to tell what's going on.
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:iconmediaviolence:
MediaViolence Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's dark? Really? I was worried about that but I could see it on all my monitors so I thought it was okay lol. I think I just keep my monitors set too bright even when I think they're calibrated right lolz. Can you see the color one in the link okay?
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oranges-lemons Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Just a little bit - or at least that's what it looked like when I wrote that. Now that I look at it again, it looks fine :O Maybe my eyes were just playing tricks on me __
The color version looks good too!
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ariko-yamato Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hey, it's been a long time since I've seen your art. I do like the cleanliness of the lines in the before, but you seem to have developed a more individual style. Well done as always, now that I know your new username, I'll be able to follow you again. I'm glad I saw this in the newest page.
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