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Kick Your Own Serenity by sakkysa Kick Your Own Serenity by sakkysa
This is for the Kick Your Own @ss Contest: [link]
Section 1. All Digital Paintings, Drawings, Pixel Art, 3-Dimensional, Vectors, and Vexel images

Old on the left: [link]
New on the right: [link]

I went back to the new one and tried to add in the things people said they liked about the old one like the lighter lines and colors. I also added some more detail to the city! Thanks for your feedback everyone!

I like the new one because I think the anatomy is more refined and it reflects my style more. The old one was more 'womanly' but the new one is more girly and I kind of think of Usagi as being pretty girly. I also like the way the new look reflects the stylization I'm using now. I altered the design of her dress a little to fit a closer image of Serenity's actual dress. I also took advantage of more resources on the new one which I think really improves the setting.
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:iconxelvishxfairyx:
xElvishxFairyx Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love them both! the colors are beautiful!!
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sakkysa Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! :D
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:iconxelvishxfairyx:
xElvishxFairyx Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome!!
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:iconpenguinandink:
PenguinAndInk Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
I actually prefer the old one. T_T But the new one brings some new glamour, so I'm not complaining. ^_^ Now we've got two!
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sakkysa Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yay!
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Lavender482 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Like the background on the new one more, but I like Serenity far better in the old version. Her face could probably be tweaked a little to resemble the character a bit more, but she's still lovely the way she is. The new one does match the traditional interpretation of the character more closely, but also seems a bit less expressive in her face.
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sakkysa Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The face was definitely something I didn't like about the old one xD

Thanks for checking it out :D
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pinkbubblesnake Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
I actually like the new one better :3
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:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HURRAY! Someone who agrees with me :giggle:
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angelicsoulseeker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Student Writer
Both are very beautiful. I think the older looking one is my favorite though. I like how she looks like she's aged just enough that she looks the way a queen is suppose to look (in my opinion of course) I'm so glad someone has finally given her a slightly darker skin tone. I love that contrast with both pictures.

Amazing job!
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:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :D
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angelicsoulseeker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Student Writer
Oh tiny side note. The "puff" sleeves are on the princess gown not the queen version. Just my two cents since I wasn't sure if the sleeves on the original were on purpose or not. No harm meant!
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:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, that's why they aren't there in the new one :D
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angelicsoulseeker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Student Writer
I almost want to swap the dresses just so it looks "right" lol
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:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe ^^;
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:icontama-chan-myu:
tama-chan-myu Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
They are both amazing!
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:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :3
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XXxMISANTHROPExXX Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Student Filmographer
:iconiloveitplz:
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:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconkermityayplz:
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:iconkimiski:
Kimiski Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student General Artist
I like both each for their own reasons :P
Now you should try and so a combo of both, a realistic yet more anime feelish Usagi :D
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sakkysa Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kick my own ass ass? :D
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ZarineBashire Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looking closely I like the body and dress of the new one, but I still prefer the face of the old.
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sakkysa Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really?! It's so SQUISHY :giggle: I guess everyone has their preference :3
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:iconfairyhoods:
fairyhoods Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
I like the first version (2007) I think it's better :)

Keep up the good work :hug:
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sakkysa Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Love2B Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the older one so much more ... I love how she looks more sexy, where as the new one makes her look like a little girl ... I love the shape and curve of the old wings, and just the expression on her face! I can see that they are two different styles, and it is hard to compare two different styles with improvement because it becomes sort of "what style do you like more" comparison. For the styles that you have chosen for each of the drawings, though, have been completed in a very nice fashion. I suspect that I like the old one more because I am not so much into the anime like style.

Good work, though, and keep it up!
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sakkysa Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D Yeah I have moved in and out of more realistic phases. I can see why people sometimes prefer one over the other. The thing I dislike the most about the old one is the face (it looks squished to me) and the gesture of the upper body (which should turn the other way based on the shoulders). While I like the fullness of the hips in the old one, I think the line word on the legs is lumpy and sloppy.
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StaceyS Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009   General Artist
For me I just see that one is skinnier .. ><
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sakkysa Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's really all you see?
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Paprika-Studios Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like both! Seeing the comparisons of both of them together shows that both has their plus. :deviation:x2
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sakkysa Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :D
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kyoku-hikari Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love seeing the comparison! they are both very beautiful :) I like the 'realistic' art style, but I also like the more comic styled one too :)
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sakkysa Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! Yeah I've learned to really appreciate both, but it's been nice finding something that's kind of in the middle
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i loved the older one :love:
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:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lots of people seem to xD
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Asher-Bee Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
^_^
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Adrastia217 Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm going to try this contest too >^_^<
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:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its a really fun idea!
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WolfessKiss Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow.. they are both REALLY beautiful!
& your clouds have defiantly improved!
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:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha (they are photoshop brushes now :shh:) Thanks :giggle:
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WolfessKiss Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
ooOOooohhhh I gotcha ;D
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gfm21 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
I like the new one better, she looks more elegant
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:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:icongfm21:
gfm21 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
your welcome
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:iconnirelleth:
Nirelleth Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
Hey

please change the sides, new on the right, plus only two entries!
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:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my bad. I can do that :D
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dubird Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, in all honesty, I still prefer the original. The new new one is pretty and more 'animeish', but there's just something about the original that seems more romantic. ^_^;
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sakkysa Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can see that :)
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DarkVanessaLusT Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional
Is great, wonderful work!
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sakkysa Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks DV!
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