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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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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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rskrakau Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the faving and the watch!
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Your gallery is great! I'll watch you as well.
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TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Thanks! I'll need to drop by and check out your stuff more often. I limited my deviantART activity for awhile to take a respite from all that stale air and repetitive themes that plagued popular pages - but once I came back, I keep seeing more and more artists with much better craft than what I used to see before I left. :D
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rskrakau Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
But you still have to look for the people with good technique. I was a bit shocked by the amount of bad drawings when I first joined (and some of them have loads of views nevertheless), but now I got used to it :D
You're welcome to drop by anytime :)
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