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Improvement meme - phoenix UPDATED by Baby-Blue-Bell Improvement meme - phoenix UPDATED by Baby-Blue-Bell
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 :aww:

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 :XD: 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 :D


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 :XD: 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]
original meme by :iconbampire:
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hedwiglovesquidditch Featured By Owner Edited Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
love the detail and style and i thought the old one was perfect as is but both are nice :) 
moonbeamthewolf33 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my, you have improved so much, darling! Keep up the good work with your art~!
Owl-Parchment Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the new body proportions of the newer Phoenix and her feathers, but everything else on the older one just looks more detailed. I love them both, and it is a hard call. XD
Stefsupersaiyan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
I actually think the old one looks better
twink200 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TheSmoozePony Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're both beautiful but I love how you changed to a more sharper color technique, it really looks good!
Cute-Alic-Adopts Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Shadowgirlfan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
I preffer the left one, but the background in the right one looks better
EllyCoo9 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OwOminiaturemiriam Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
you: well, the solution is simple... ADD MOAR SPARKLZ!
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