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Edward Elric from the Fullmetal Alchemist series.

I coloured this picture in two different art styles to compare them.
the left one was the first one I drew, I wanted to try another way to colour but I wasn't really satisfied with it so i drew it again in another version. I didn't like the left picture that much because I think I just can't cope with this art style... guss I'll stick with the other one instead.
(I still suck at backgrounds...)

what do you think, which version do you like best?


used this as reference: pixelfusionen.deviantart.com/a…


please don't use this picture without my permission, thank you.
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Rou-Roux Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I personally think you should do some more work with the style on the left. I've tried doing a more 'painted' digital style before and I can never seem to get it right. I think you could really end up with something cool if you did it more often! 
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure I would need pretty much more practise for the left style - I agree with you in that part -  but I don't think I'll be using that style so soon again if even at all. I just wanted to try it out with this picture but I don't have the feeling that it suits me. anyway, thank you very much for your opinion! :)
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x-cb-x Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
On the left image I like how the style works on the automail, shirt and skin. For the right image, I really like the sharpness of the anime style on the pants, hair and face. I think it also works nicely on the automail. I think a multi-layered cell shading might be a nice mix between the two styles - also, hope you're not offended, but I think this tutorial ould be really useful since it shows a comparison of some different shading methods - fav.me/d45i1k3
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for telling me your opinion on the pictures! and thank you so much for the tip and the link, that is so helpful!! : ) shadings are one of my weaknesses... ^^'
I'm absolutely not offended, I'm very glad you gave me that link, it will surely help me to improve in shading, thank you! ^-^
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Pentragon1990 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, in my opinion the left one looks nicer :) BUt that´s because I like if the different shades blur together like this. The right one is well drawn too but it looks too "harsh" for my liking.
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for telling me your opinion! I'm glad you like it. :)
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RedAugen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the colouring on the left better, but the one on the right is definitely more accurate and concise with its shapes. The non-automail hand looks a bit fuzzy on the left. I think I like the right one a little bit more.
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh okay, thank you for the detailed description of your opinion, I'm very interested in what you all think about my art. :) hopefully that will help me to improve.
thank you for the comment and I'm glad you like the pic. ^^
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RedAugen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Was that detailed? Anyways, you're very welcome ^^
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
anything helps me, even if it's not that detailed. just a simple "I like it" can help me keeping my motivation for drawing and getting better. ^^
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RedAugen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's good to hear ^^
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
: )
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EzariaUmiko Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the coloring for the left image but I like the anime-ish outline for the right image. XD 
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like them both! ^-^ and thank you for your opinion. :)
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Bahamut-Dragoon Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The right one :iconedhappyplz: :star:
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
seems to be the favourite of almost everyone, icluding myself. XDD
thanks for your opinion! :)
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Bahamut-Dragoon Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see that xD
You're welcome :iconedawwplz: :heart:
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^-^
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Yugi-Dan-Yami Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmmm...hard to descide: the left privde a lighter side to Ed and then the right give more relatic to Ed's anime character, arg i can't descide

Can i say it's a tie? :D
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
of course you can! :) just wanted to hear your personal opinions to this picture. ^^
but I'm glad you like them both!
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Marceline0098 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why are you making me choose?! *nosebleed*
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XDD you don't have to choose, it's okay if you like both of them! ^-^
and thanks for the comment! :)
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Marceline0098 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no prob
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^-^
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xxTigerAvatarxx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Gosh idk :/ They're both so prettyyyY!!
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, I'm glad you like them both! :)
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Ihasanime Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist
I like how you shaded the automail on left, but i like the black outline on the right. Overall I like the right!
:D (Big Grin) 
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's exactly what I think, too! XDD
thank you! ^^
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LadyDemona Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I like both but the one on the right is my favorite! Good job on them!
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! : D glad you like them! ^^
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LadyDemona Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
You're very welcome!
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^-^
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LadyDemona Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I swear I need to draw more its just I don't have the motivation and I've been busy with life.
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know the problem with the motivation, I wish I could draw more often, too... :/ but maybe looking for some reference pictures will get you some inspiration and motivation, that also helpes me sometimes. :)
hope live's getting less stressful (or whatever keeps you busy) soon so that you can draw something again.
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LadyDemona Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I might just do that and mostly its applying for jobs and getting my beekeeping business going. I'm planning a few pictures I'm just getting the right references for them. There's one I really want to do with my OC and another that I co-own.
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you keep bees? that's awesome! :)
that's good, hope you can start working on your planned pictures soon!
btw, I like your OC, she's really good drawn! but I couldn't find a picture of your co-own chara, is there somewhere a picture of this NeoSil (is it a he or a she?)? :)
oh, and I really like your and sweethearted-sardist's "Edmunculus" character, especially the art-style how he's drawn. please forgive me the question, but is "sinful corruptions" a fanfiction or someting like that? if so I would be very interested to read it. :)
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Asche-und-Kobalt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Beide Varianten sind wirklich schön, aber für diese Darstellung ist die rechte besser. Der andere Stil verwischt die Linien zu sehr und würde besser zu einer lichtdurchfluteten Szenerie passen. Wäre das Allgemeinbild nicht so neutral bis ein wenig dunkel, wäre der Effekt ein ganz anderer.
Es ist eben alles eine Frage des Motivs und das Talent für verschiedene Stile hast du auf jeden Fall.
Übrigens, an beiden Bildern fesseln mich die Augen besonders. Sie sind so kraftvoll und ausdrucksstark, dass ich immer wieder wie magisch angezogen hinsehen muss.
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jap, da stimme ich dir zu! :) Nur das mit dem Effekt bei dunkleren Bildern fällt mir jetzt auch erst auf, wo du es sagst.
Oh danke, ich fühle mich sehr geehrt, dass du das sagst! ^-^ Aber ich denke ich werde zum größten Teil doch lieber bei dem mir vertrauteren Stil wie auf dem rechten Bild bleiben, ich habe einfach nicht das Gefühl, dass der andere Stil zu mir passt, so schön ich diese Art zu zeichnen bei anderen Künstlern auch finde...
Freut mich, dass dir die Augen so gut gefallen! :D Aber du hast recht, sie machen einiges an dem Bild aus, sie sind eigentlich der zentrale Fixpunkt in dem Bild.
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Chara-Nari-Tsuki Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I do think the right one works best for you, but whose to say you can't do the left one as well? It just takes practice, I guess. Good job nonetheless~ :)
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, you're right but I think I'm just too unmotivated to continue using the left style because I get frustrated very fast when the picture doesn't look like I want. the right style is much easier in my opinion. but thank you very much! ^-^
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Chara-Nari-Tsuki Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Your welcome!
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^-^
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Catnip-Rainbow Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The left is really nice, but the right is much more striking. Either way, they're both brilliant.
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FlorideCuts Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, I'm glad you like them! :)
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