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Setup of the issue: 

>>>old artwork of mine with naive approach to the subject, poor grasp of techniques used - yet with a promising concept and inspiring setting: 


>>>recently redrawn version of the former artwork, drawn with knowledge what I wanted back then and with better capacity at putting it on paper: 


ALSO! There is the following pair, the more recent one drawn to give some lifesigns: 



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                                                              And here it comes: 

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                         HOW MUCH POINT AND ADVANTAGE IS TO BE FOUND IN REDRAWING ONES OLD ART? 

Progress is a funny thing, even on the level of an amateur like myself - at one moment artwork that I created is something of a highlight to be proud of, but move just far enough in learning and using new techniques/developing new horizons across ones imagination - and suddenly such a piece becomes obselote... yet it still has something to it that begs for giving it a new life. 

Right now I have entire dozens of such artworks and it would come as a surprise to noone to find out that this quantity will never cease to shrink. 

BUT! 

Then comes the awareness of potential dangers associated with such endeavour. Let's have a list of my worries to be done with it! 

[1] Intellectual inbreeding: 
Bringing older works to life sounds like an overally good idea... on the first impression. But most of such works are guaranteed to be nothing else than far less developed and unsophisticated stages of the works one is working on so far. Regurgirating such old content simply means that - rather than expanding intellectual workshop - creator forces himself to spend time on thinking along the same lines that were pursued at the moment of the original being created. 
DANGER? 

[2] Comfort zoning and self gratification: 
Such obselote artworks usually begun their life amidst seeking shortcuts and pleasant niches. With the exception of training and tutoring drawings, these were quite often made because the artist felt comfortable with drawing them in the way they were drawn. That also applies to ideas and their execution. Drawing old artworks anew thus poses a risk of spiralling downwards towards the bay of tranquility. Woe be unto those who are unable to set themselves back on track after easy self-gratification! 
DANGER? 

What is your outlook on this matter, dear reader?

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Pocun Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
It's great to see you're still around. I don't go on dA that often any longer, but when I do, I make sure to check in with your gallery. I actually think I was one of the first to subscribe to it, but for some reason I contemplated undoing that since you filled up my subscription-box. Glad I didn't. This is such a psychedelic place, I always wondered where all these landscapes come from. You also sometimes give off this image as an internet-culture commentator, like you see in the newspapers. There's tonnes of that stuff out there, but this is just something in and of itself.

Anyways, cheers
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TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Thanks! Although I keep taking breaks from deviantART community due to how stale it is becoming, I don't plan on wiggling out of it in the foreseeable future. 

Conceptual landscapes take a lot of time to build up, but once enough reference material is gathered to flesh out and inspire, it becomes a process that can be carried out whenever one stops to think or sees something new. :D
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curtsibling Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My thanks for the add!
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TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
I'm surprised that I didn't thought of that sooner.
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rokusho1345 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Thanks for the fav!
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Witty2 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
You're welcome, refined sir!
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icarosteel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Thanks for the fav and watch!
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eiger3975 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch!
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