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Meme: Before and After by Sophalone Meme: Before and After by Sophalone
Sorry for large file!

Had a spare hour and thought I'd redraw this lion as fur practise. The 'old' one is pretty depressing d: Especially since it almost definitely took me longer than the 'new' one XD

I actually prefer just the grayscale sketch of the lion ([link]) because I'm still not sure of the best way to colour sketches >.< but I figured since the first one was coloured, this one should be too. Tips on colouring would be great if you have any (:

Blank meme by :iconbampire: here: [link]

Thanks for looking (:

(PS: Don't have easy access to a scanner at Uni, so won't be posting much til christmas)
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:iconlady-wolfwood:
Lady-Wolfwood Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Wow!

It's crazy how much you've improved! o.o

This is awesome. I love the new lion's mane. :D
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconspidey96:
Spidey96 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
One of the best Before and After meme improvements I've seen.
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :iconblushplz:
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:iconneiot:
Neiot Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Jesus christ. That's one tremendous leap in improvement.
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconsaerif:
Saerif Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. Oh god. Bravo!
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thanks
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:iconikur:
ikur Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow
this is amazing
ouo
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconplatinastar:
PlatinaStar Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy buttshit, awesome!
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha thanks ;p
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:iconespevic:
EspeVic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy christ that's amazing
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Thank you
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:iconzedna7:
Zedna7 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great improvement :dance:
And I can see why you prefer the grayscale. To convert from gray to colour it's good to remember to keep the values. That is, if it's light grey you use light colours like yellow. If it's medium grey you use a slightly darker yellow or brown. On the face here, the greys where light and medium, yet you used almost black colours.
As a general rule use 4 tones of the same colour, 2 for normal/light and highlight, and 2 for the shade and the darker shade. So take the colour of the face and make it slightly darker (and add a bit of gray to it for volume). If you do that to this piece I think you'd be happier about it.
For more info about colours and all that, there's free download books by Andrew Loomis here: [link]
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thank you very much for the tips (:
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:iconzedna7:
Zedna7 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome :happybounce: hope they help
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:iconmiscomunication:
Miscomunication Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
....Improvement indeed.
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconmiscomunication:
Miscomunication Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No worries~! :D
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:iconslightly-spartan:
Slightly-Spartan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic job! Even the background has improved!
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thank you!
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:iconhincaru:
Hincaru Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
holy crap


this is awesome
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(: Thank you very much
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:iconchocopudin:
ChocoPudin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
W-Woow... Awesome ! :heart:
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^.^
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:iconnich0le:
NICH0LE Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy.... Lord... How did you... THAT'S AMAZING :squee:
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :D
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:iconnich0le:
NICH0LE Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No! Thank you for posting such a lovely artpiece!
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:iconwolfsong4545:
Wolfsong4545 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:O That pic got so AMAZING!
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much (:
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:iconwolfsong4545:
Wolfsong4545 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:icondarkangeloflov:
DarkAngelOfLov Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That is REALLY awesome!!!
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!! :D
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:icondarkangeloflov:
DarkAngelOfLov Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome!
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:iconfrankiealton:
FrankieAlton Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay when I saw the thumbnail I thought someone had put a drawing of a lion for "before" and a photograph for "after" I was like, is this person trolling or what? Then I opened it and saw it was really another drawing. That's some great improvement! :highfive:
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :iconblushplz:
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:iconstarlace:
Starlace Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
:wow: Incredible!
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! (:
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:icongrowlitheartistgirl:
GrowlitheArtistGirl Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just an amazing improvement!!! Truly awesome!:D
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! Your improvement's fantastic as well *o*
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:icongrowlitheartistgirl:
GrowlitheArtistGirl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!:D
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:iconmiss-nessa:
Miss-Nessa Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student General Artist
amazing improvement
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much (:
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:iconmiss-nessa:
Miss-Nessa Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student General Artist
no problem
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:iconwhitetigress26:
WhiteTigress26 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh yes.. I think I see the difference XD :iconblackheartplz:
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:iconsophalone:
Sophalone Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;D Thanks
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:iconthe-espee:
The-Espee Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:O
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