So it didin't take me long to realise that I couldn't very well compare the two when they were both shaded differently, so I've gone back and soft cell shaded the new phownix to match the old. I like this muuuch better, the flat cell shading on the older version looked was nice but something this detailed needs the depth of soft shading. I can now safely compare the two and say! *drumroll* I like the new one better
It was so crazy to see that easily 98% of the comments said the older one was better, the rest all saying they were both nice
poor new phoenix got no love at all but I have to admit with the old colouring I had to agree. I have a sneaking suspicion that the older one will still be the fav but I think thats because a lot of people kinda thought why fix what isn't broken? I can totally relate to that I do love the older one but I couldn't help seeing all the flaws in it. But thanks for all the comments guys it's been really interesting
For ages now I've had my eye on this
meme and now I have the time I thought I'd give it a shot by re-drawing one of my earliest ponies Phoenix!
This was really fun but I totally can't decide which one is better
I reckon my pony style and lineart skill have improved but the colours and shading style is quite different so I can't decide. What do you guys think, have I improved? and which phoenix is better?
new phoenix can be found here [link]
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