I thought this contest had ended, so i'm happy i recently found out i was still open XP
Anyway, both were done digitally, so this will be for category 1.
The original one was done in 2007, and can be found here:[link]
The new one on the right was done this month in 2009, and can be found here:[link]
The original piece was my most popular in my gallery for quite a while. And i actually hated that fact. I couldn't 'better' it, in the eyes of the DA community. And it aggrivated me, lol.
But with more and more practice, i improved, and i was so happy when it was pushed off the top spot
When i first done the original, i was so proud. But now i look back it, there's so many, many things wrong with it. There's no lighting from the fire on the unicorn. The fire doesn't look like fire at all. The anatomy is off. The texture i've done on the unicorn's body looks weird. I didn't know my way around photoshop at the time, so i took a lot of shortcuts. And the background isn't the best, but then again, niether is the new one XP
It's great to look back at things like this, on how much you've improved. I just can't wait to see at what stage i'll be at in another two years.