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Redraw: James and Lily by IsaiahStephens Redraw: James and Lily by IsaiahStephens
This is insane!

I knew that i had improved, but seeing the two pieces side by side is kind of intense! it really makes me wonder what my work will look like in another 4 years. Or another 10 years for that matter!

It's true what they say! The only way to get better at drawing, is to keep drawing!!!

Old version: [link]
New version: [link]
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:icondraconequus42:
Draconequus42 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
YAY
JAMES AND LILY!!!
^(^_^)^
They're like my favorite HP couple :3
AWESOME DRAWING!!! I can't draw realistic worth a Pettigrew :T
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:iconlatachi25:
Latachi25 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
i love both. such awesome skill.
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:iconsonyaism:
sonyaism Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student General Artist
I feel like in 2012, the man finally shaved. He looks cleaner. lol I like both of them in difference respects.
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
I like the left one
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:iconwatermella:
watermella Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist
I think that before version is a lot better... it has character and spirit, lines are not artificially smoothed, you can feel magic in James and Lily's eyes, light&dark places are more natural and mysterious. Sorry but "after" version is really affected and... blank
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:iconctdao:
ctdao Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Honestly I love both versions! You are truly amazing! :)
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:iconblackdahliaimagery:
BlackDahliaImagery Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013   General Artist
Amazing :love:
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:iconpinkitadinki:
PinkiTadinki Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I like both drawings, but I have to incline towards the 2009 one. In all honesty, they look more realistic in the 2009 drawing than the 2012.
The latter one reminds me more of a cartoonish style of drawing. And they don't look real. I don't have any other way to put it. 
Great work either way.
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:iconsenosesa:
SenoSesa Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I agree!
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:iconchazzeh:
ChAzZeH Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
its not so much an improvement but a different style or way of drawing in my opinion, the first looks more detailed and the second just looks more refined and smooth. both excellent =)
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:iconwingyarts:
WingyArts Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe I'm one of those few that actually prefer the style of the first picture.
I'm not so far clean styled tones, I love it a bit rough, where you see it is clearly pencil :)
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:iconalerey:
AleRey Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
both of them are cool!(:
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:iconlmonlimecat:
LmonLimeCat Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
The left one is better in the way that it looks more down to earth and not so... perfect. The ones on the right is flawless, which, idk, to me, is wrong. But there was definitely a lot of improvement!
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:iconkaguaysha:
kaguaysha Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lots of improvement but i think the original is more accurate on James .. the messier hair and the at least slightly more rectangular glasses :P
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:iconmidgetmaddilin:
MidgetMaddilin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I love the shading and color improvements in the second one, especially the softness of Lily's hair and how visible the character's features are. Lily does seem more relateable and real in the first one, though, based on her features. I guess I just like girls/women who don't look model-y/teenage barbie >.< Idk, maybe in the second one, although I love love love her hair, she's too perfect for me? What the hell, it's great! Ignore me :D 
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poturcuk Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree with Arendar because the shading is way better and it is more realistic. Yet yes, you have improved for certain. Just I believe one must not fall for the wonders of technology. They look like Sims chars in the second one. 
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:iconflattypancake:
FlattyPancake Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They both look amazing, but I can definitely see how much you've improved. Excellent job!
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:iconarendar:
Arendar Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the first is better, is more real and I prefer this sytle of drawing
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:iconcassmonsta:
Cassmonsta Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I actually think some aspects of the older drawing are better. Like James' hair? Looks too clean and orderly. It says specifically that his hair is unruly, like harry's, and you depicted that well in the first. Lily's hair is much better in the second though. The shading is better in the second, but Lily's face(had it been properly shaded) is much better in the first.
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:iconmage-of-awesome:
Mage-of-Awesome Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My best friend who got me into drawing used to always tell me when I complained about how much better she was than be "Practise, practise, practise, practise, practise, practise, practise and more PRACTISE!". Your work is beautiful. :)
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:iconvillartdon:
VillARTdon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I prefer the first drawing, sorry man
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:iconpiquantgirl:
piquantgirl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
first is better :)
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:iconredbull423:
redbull423 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I've collected HP fanart for years, and really loved the original version of this picture when you first came out with it. Got to say though, the new version is amazing. I think they are both truly fantastic depictions, but I think I may prefer the older version, because they seem more flawed, and therefore more human.
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:iconneromatherson:
neromatherson Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the 2009 girl's face............
2012 looks good still......
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:icondepressionmoon:
DepressionMoon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Honestly I like the older one better.
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:iconsamanthapolly23:
samanthapolly23 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They are both really good, I like the older James though. :)
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:iconamira33:
Amira33 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the previous one better. The new one is too ''clean'' they look like a couple of perfect looking dolls
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:iconl1ghtgoddess:
L1ghtGoddess Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Love the improvement.
I'm digging, James from the older one though. But I like the lily from the new one. Both are great though : D
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:icondalek-pants:
Dalek-Pants Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Wowza, great work!
Your art inspires me so much.
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:iconsleepingonherwings:
Sleepingonherwings Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully done. Both of them
:frail:
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:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I liked both of them:))
Good work:))
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:iconartbyolivia:
ArtByOlivia Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow beautiful, its almost like the second drawing is radiant!
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:iconrowena-silver:
Rowena-Silver Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Your Lily is jsut miles ahead isn't she, how lovely. I almost want to see it in colour to get the blaze of her hair and the glint in her eyes.
Though I'd have preferred to see them in regular clothes, as Hogwarts students wear regular outfits under their robes - only the films brought in uniform, for some reason. Still, an irrelevant nitpick.
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:iconloveydovey21:
LoveyDovey21 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks absolutely amazing!!! great job!!! :) :D
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:iconpixarviolet:
pixarviolet Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ha lol I doubt though if I keep drawing that my drawings will look this good :D I still can't help but think this looks like charcoal , don't know why XD
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:iconblowfishwings:
blowfishwings Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing!
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x-xSpitFirex-x Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i like both :)
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drumthrasher4hr Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I am not too into sketch drawing of portraits, but this is two splendid works of the same image or idea...the first one shows me a loose pose and rough in an abstract style, and the new is more precise with a more precision hand which leads it closer to a photo shot rather than a drawing...not an improvement but two excellent works where you can see a learned and advanced talent! Great works, keep it up!
:thumbsup:
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:icondaphnia-magna:
Daphnia-Magna Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
The old one is more realistic)
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:iconisaiahstephens:
IsaiahStephens Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks
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:iconjayniebabe:
Jayniebabe Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
wow! simply amazing :)
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:iconisaiahstephens:
IsaiahStephens Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
:icontransparentplz::iconyoyosorryplz:
.:.::.THANKS A LOT!!!.::.:.
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:iconjayniebabe:
Jayniebabe Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
no problem :) I've been following some of your work recently, and I still can't get enough of it. You're amazing
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:iconlonelyzoner:
LonelyZoner Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! The old work was great, and just when you think there's no room for improvement--BAM! Awesome job, can't wait to see in a few more years. =D
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:iconisaiahstephens:
IsaiahStephens Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
:icontransparentplz::iconyoyosorryplz:
.:.::.THANKS A LOT!!!.::.:.
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Milkys Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah!!! This is so cool! It's funny I never want to draw because it's so frustrating and I feel that I'm always stuck on a certain level. But this kind of puts things into perspective.... so thank you : )
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:iconisaiahstephens:
IsaiahStephens Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
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.:.::.THANKS A LOT!!!.::.:.
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IAmTheNoNameGirl Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i loke both of them...
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:iconisaiahstephens:
IsaiahStephens Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
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.:.::.THANKS A LOT!!!.::.:.
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IAmTheNoNameGirl Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
you're welcome:)
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