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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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:iconbluecaroline:
Thanks for the +fav, Maciej!

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:iconthegreatmc:
You're welcome. :wave:
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:iconregisteredtrademark:
Thank you :)
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:iconthegreatmc:
You're welcome.
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flammingcorn Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch. UuU
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:iconthegreatmc:
You're welcome. And thanks for setting up the inspiring group that I joined recently. :icongrin--plz: 
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flammingcorn Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, gosh. XD Which was it? C: I run too many groups. XD
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:iconout-of-place-anthros: 
Normally I don't take much interest in similar groups, but this one is well-structured and resourceful, not to mention civil and polite. Though messages seem to be going somewhat slow.
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AmyTheSpiritSeeker Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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