Out with the Old and in with the New

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Out with the Old and in with the New

I had a look at my current art portfolio and noticed some illustrations were getting a bit stale, meaning I knew I could improve on a few. For some of them I got rid completely and for one I decided to just do again because I knew I could do better 😀

The image I am referring to is this one of ‘Bird Kid’.

It’s been a few years since I did this piece and looking at it now the errors have become slightly more obvious to me. I had a look at the proportions and posture and revised them so that they looked more appealing to the eye and less flat.

I had another go at it and here is how it turned out.

I have improved the posture and proportions so he has a bit more depth. I have made the face more expressive so that he comes across as sneaky and mischievous. I did new hand gestures and I updated his costume a bit. I spent a little more time on the headphones so that they don’t look they have been added in as an afterthought. I made the lines thinner this time and they are much smoother, mainly down to the plugin I use in Photoshop but also because I have had more practice now.  I am happy with how it turned out  and who knows, maybe I will do another revision in a few years time! Huzzah!

Bird man is off to fight crime now. See YA!

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