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Quest for improvement by Kiwibon Quest for improvement by Kiwibon
omg I have literally tried to upload this more than 20 times. 8(

Anyway!!! I redrew somehthing, any thoughts?

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marynessc Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
Omg this is greater! <3 Love your artwork!
Pana-sonic3D Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your shading seems to be smoother, and your newer skin tone looks more realistic, so to speak. The curve along the cheek in the newer one helps a lot to differentiate the style and give her a rounder look. You now include more details with the ears, too.
Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I think she's adorable either way, but I really like the details you added to the second version. The shadowing of the hair and dress, as well as the realistic-looking anatomy, make her look even prettier. I'll bet your drawing skills will improve even more in another two years.
SGT-Stories Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I mean by the visual not by the dates ^^
SGT-Stories Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't tell which one is redrawn! They're both so amazing!
EtheralMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

First one, is well designed and has great colors

While the second one, I am in love with!

Either or------there BOTH beautiful pieces!

Keep it up Kiwiboob! :heart:
pettankon Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
2011 looks like a cute little anime girl
2013 looks like a prettied up little girl's doll

not much of a comparison between apples and oranges, but in terms of style

2011 had more interesting colours
2013 feels more flat, but clearly shows better technique

personally i much, much, much prefer 2011, cause i like anime
keyko020988 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It looks realy realy cool but i think she will look 100% better if she dont hav this lipstick on her:/becouse of this lip stick she dont look cute:/
this gurl on left site in my opinion looks like a normal cute child and on the right oh well beter not tell whut i thin on the first time when i see her face becouse only thos lips is freaking bothers me >.< oh and the nail on her hand and feets too>.>
But that is only my opinion.
husaria-chan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think better is in 2011.
Do7anii Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Her face looks so much more defined &really cute that her hair is green, i don't see much of those!^^ I like the purple on her better than red/pink. Her legs+hands improved! And her eyes are so much more softer which gives her an innocent look! Great job.:thumbsup: :) :heart:
LunaPhantomhive13th Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Agh, they stole my heart, so friggin' cute. <3
MudBug93 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Like other people have stated, neither one is bad. Obviously your skill has improved, but more noticeable is that your style has evolved a great deal.
While the first one is a very well drawn cartoon style, the second has much, much more of a render look and feel to it. I, personally, prefer the second one by a long shot, but it's just so different that personal taste comes into play. I'd would say the difference is most obvious in the hair. While the first one's green mop is more of a cartoon anime look, the second is far more dynamic and... real feeling? Like it's coming at you, not you're just looking at it.

Either way, leaps and bounds in two years! Keep up the great work!
Jessikaw Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome improvement! :D
Shanainanese Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Definitely an improvement.

I mean not saying your art was bad, but like looking at the side by side comparison, you did retain old aspects, but there's just something about your new style that adds a touch of more life and dynamics to it.

Both are great, but I think all of us would like to continuously see you progress!!! :DDD You're an awesometastic artist by the way, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

//loves your coloring so much :iconpapmingplz:
Mayiamaru Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They're both adorable X3 Though, I find myself liking the older one. It has a homely feeling to it. Probably just my taste, though. I'm not into the whole chic thing X3
LadyoftheKeys Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Oh my stars!! Look at the change difference 2 years can do!!
Well done chicka :hug:
huzzellzebub Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore both of them!!
I think you have improved quite a lot with shading and anatomy, but I like the colour scheme in the first one more.
kawaii-turtle Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm kind of surprised by how many like the old one better and just leaving it at that. If I was Kiwi's shoes, I'd see all of this to be a slap in the face. I can understand sentiments, and all, but simply saying 'I like the old one better' doesn't give her anything to work with.

I haven't watched her before, but reading these comments just makes me depressed. :/
PuppyTear Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ohh wow yess you've really improved a hole lot :)!!! keep it up :clap:
DeathTripp Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   General Artist
Both are unique styles in themselves <3 and you have definitely improved so much! Your colouring, shading and highlighting has much more depth to it and although you were able to do all these things before, it seems they come easier to you now. In your more recent works you use a bigger variety of colours and its amazing how you are able to blend them so seamlessly. Watching you stream is so magical, and the way you are able to draw and colour hair, material and skin has greatly improved, each time it becomes more and more life like and more unique. You should be proud! :D
Pozem Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting improvement first it was simple anime/manga style
to a slightly more colorful and less anime style.
MonochromeBubble Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have definitely improved on your colouring and shading and THE EYES! I LOVE THEM!
MyEternalNight Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I like them both, though I like the older one a bit more : )
cutelaughter Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But they are both SO CUTE!!!!
emi-ku Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I like the older one better, its more stylised and i can tell its yours D:
new one seems, ordinary. But still good
Animelover1212 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoa!! i saved your improvement of the first one of you did of this girl!
virgo-k Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
The pose and anatomy are much better now. And your shading has improved (a lot).
Personally I don't really like purple and green together unless they're very light, so it could just be me, but it's almost as though the second one has too much contrast? Still an improvement from the first, though.
Lightstar98 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that haaaiiir ;-; I always wanted to learn this kind of coloring ;__;
But the 2011 one represents more innocence than the other one, while I like the coloring in 2013 a little bit more ^^"
Erohiel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I...prefer the 2011 a lot. >.> I don't like the 2013 one very much at all. Sorry.
Hima-Arenu Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I like the older one better ;3;
AmIThatObvious Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Writer
I like the first one more because it looks more innocent (for example: no lips, bow legged, thinner legs, ect.) But I also like the other one because your coloring and line technique has improved so much. :) Overall, they're both lovely, and so are you. <3
Whenever I see people redrawing things I want to say "Oh wow, so you're not using that skill level anymore? Can I have it?" Then I remember the world doesn't work like that, and I get sad.
Amelia-chu Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the second one more! I think its much better! You have improved so much!!
i-wuv-noah Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
woah! the old one is s much better! there are a few things that you improved on, such as the braids and the limb propotions. but i think that the colouring is way better on the first one, and i like the smaller head on the first one. but thats my opinion :)
ErikaRobbins Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thing that really the main difference is style here. I love the style of the first one more than the 2nd, however, in terms of accuracy and clean lines, I'd have to say the second is better. You've improved, and your style has changed a bit.
wispywaffle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You've improved a lot in terms of shading and lighting! It's a lot more developed now, more rounded and realistic, and the reflections are beautiful.
I'm inclined to say that I like the actual hue of the 2011 dress better, but that's more of a colour preference than improvement judgement. <3 Keep up the great work!
DaftHappiness Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Though i do love the improvements you've made over the course of the year, in the new methods of shading and coloring and softer curves, I do think that perhaps the proportions of the first drawing (in terms of the head size to the body) were a bit more pleasing to the eye.
Nekoi-Nariko Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
The 2013 technically is so much better! You improved at anything you could! Colors and deepness (older one is very flat) of the new one are great, and the colors relations, just ahhhhh. Anatomy is much better too (on 1st one left arm is just flat on the newer you can actually see a free space between her arm and chest). You've totally became a great artist.
Conkeras Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
For some reasons I prefer the style shown in the first version. I also think the color contrast feels better for the eye in this one, buuut the coloring and shading skills improved badassly from the first to the second one and the rounder anatomy fits better than the more angle-ish one from 2011. The fact that the second one seems almost lineless also change alot of things, but it's only a personal preference of mine, I like them with linearts more. The quality of your lines got much better in the 2013 version though and it shows that you know alot more what you're doing in this one than the previous one. All in all, amazing job and great improvement!:meow::rose:
Hevfas Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013   General Artist
Neither one seems better than the other to me, it seems more like a style change.
Garaco Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like both, it seems that you made a new style!
Azure-Grimalkin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You've definitely improved on your coloring skills. The new style looks gorgeous. I can't really say which version I like better though.
NumbRK9 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aah im sorry but i like the old one more oops
Sprits Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I know you'll hate me for this but I prefer the old one :<
Rainbow--Ferret Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm. I think I actually prefer the old style. It looked cute and chibi? The new style looked more like a cute-chubby little doll if that makes any sense. Still reeally good, but I prefer the 2011 one ^_^;
ch-eei Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the 2011 one but the 2013 coloring is better :3
PepperSupreme Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I'm just gonna post what I posted on Tumblr, because I dunno what Tumblr does to posts atm.

It has gotten so much better. That some people prefer a more “traditional” chibi style says nothing about the actual improvement.
The gesture, details like nails, a nose and lips and the coloring, what I love the most about your art, has immensely improved.
I do prefer the dress of 2011, but it’s a total different dress than from 2013, so I can’t say anything about improvement on that.
Arkeresia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful as always!! Your use of colour is always just incredible :heart:
MishaRoute Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like everyone on the right more except the eyes and nose ;q; i think they lost a bit of charm
The-TAE Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Artist
i absolutely love what your doing with the slight color reflection in the hair, and how the shading on the skin looks different from the shading on the clothing =D
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