I tried so badly to match the colours and at the same time tried to potray the same feeling of the old pic. Sure it looked more menacing and ‘dark-ish’ but I just couldn’t help myself from realizing that the me back then was having over-tendencies in using textures, not to mention the unconfident lines; each line screamed with “trying too much to prove myself to the world”, and also the over-usage of custom blood brushes
Oh there’s much more that I can think of but too lazy to say it here.
While in the new pic, I felt that I was more fluid, more confident, more accepting with myself. Sure it doesn’t seem as menacing as the first one, and like my other works, the overshading in the wrinkles of the clothes kinda seems odd sometimes; but I figured ‘hey, that’s who I am. I might get sick of it soon, but that’s who I am -NOW.’
I’ve done plain, I’ve done textures, I’ve done Custom brushes, I’ve done overly bright colours, trying to be different, trying to be unique, yeah - basically everything (not all hehehe) but during each of those times, I was actually pleased with myself due to the fact that even during those embarrassing phases someone might say ‘AMG this pic made my day.’
oh those will always be priceless.
//basks in nostalgic moments
oh crap I ended up rambling. I should sleep oTL