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business card design revamp by mechanicalmasochist business card design revamp by mechanicalmasochist
LEFT/ my first design drawn with a mouse and without any reference
RIGHT/ my design redrawn with my tablet using references and looking up information on texture and anatomy.

I feel it is an improvement ^^;


the size for this is tiny so I do feel the less blurred image of the second one works better for this since it is sharper.

plus it has to show off what we can do and I feel the first one was a poor example of my skills
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SmallSpectre Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Phoenix, yay!
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OceanWave11 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
both pictures are good. at first i only liked the first one but after looking at them enough, i got rather sick of the first and loved the bright crispness of your updated image :) i think your new one is better to show your skills to your clients
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silverowl-bird Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The second one needs some outlining on the feathers, it looks a bit...boring, I guess. (Idontknowhowtosayitbluhhhh)
Personally I like the first one better. But the fire on the newest one is awesome!
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mechanicalmasochist Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I think the first one looks too tacky, I have to remember that this will be shown to people expecting high quality work of which the first is not such a good example and I can't garentee they will like my style.

also small details are properly pointless as when printed this will be tony and most detail will be lost

but on top of that I find it difficult to get accurate definition on pale coloured birds like this: [link]
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silverowl-bird Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see what you mean. Perhaps on the card you could show two different styles, so people could see what you can do?

It is hard to get deeper colors onto a very vivd bird... I dunno. I think you could make the lighting more dramatic.
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shadows1028 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I like how the former is facing, and I love the detail with the latter. Other than that I have been blown away...God I love your art-ness.
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AkatsukiLoverXDX3 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
I actuly like the first one better..I love both though.
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serinity52 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the first one, because it shows off more of your style, but I like the second one because it shows what you are capable of. ^^ I think either of them would look awesome though. ^^
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mechanicalmasochist Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well since this will be handed to any client I can't really just go off style since they don't know me they may not like style y'know?
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serinity52 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, true. ^^
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AiDeeKay Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is fantastic, but my spelling nazi self is fixated on the misspelling of "hotmail" in the second one! xD
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mechanicalmasochist Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well that doesn't really matter because the text here was just to show where it would go really
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AiDeeKay Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know.. xD It's just something that's been wired in me since childhood.
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HellsingDragoness Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the second one

Dont ask me why, i cant say it XD (Maybe because the flame? xD I LOVE Fire! )
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SkyroTheFox Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It might just be me, but I actually like the first one better. I'm not sure why, though ^^;
Maybe it's the fact you didn't use a reference for it, so it looks more... Not real, if that makes any sense!

Don't get me wrong, though, because I love both of them very much! :meow:
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Malachite-Flame Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist
I dont know, I kinda like the first one better. Only beacuse of the pose and emotion in it, the second one does appear to have more skill and time put into it.
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DuskRipper Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow
you are really better with tablett. That is awesome, the phoenix looks very cool and more realistic
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Tea-Tigress Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
i really like the second one!
your email has a cool meaning my friend Black Tigers ftw
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Spiritoom Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Second is definitely an improvement, especially for a card - it's sharper. I also like the addition of fire and how the bird seems to be popping out at you.
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Mistclaw Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the second one to pieces :3
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katnisseverdeen106 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe you should have business cards.. because it might be nice to commission in real life..


And I like the bird that's in the card.. it looks like it just made the hole and really stands out.. the more realistic one, though well done, doesn't seem to pop out as much..
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Allysaa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
They are both so amazing!
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LullabyTheKitty Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the one on the right is a lot more realistic! i like that the left one is glowey tho ^^;
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Jackrabidx Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly think both are pretty amazing, but I'd vote the one on the right. Nice work c:
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CommitMe Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a big realism banana, I like the newer one.
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Mana-ghostwolf Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
personally I like the left one better, but they're both fine pieces of art work.
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ShayminMarx Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I kinda like the first one better due to it looking very fierce, but I do think the sharper version is best for a small business card. Oh, and I'm not sure if you noticed, but "hotmail" is spelled wrong in the second one. :/
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Ebony2059 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There are things I like about the first and things I like about the second. The darker, more ominous appearance of the first Phoenix is very epic. But the intense realism of the second picture is also really nice. I prefer the second one, though.
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Soren-Shield Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like how you did the second one but the first ones pose is my favorite
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GothicRift Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The first one shows more of your style while the second one shows a better show of anatomy... Personaly I like both...
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kelseyandfreinds99 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
holly crap this is so realistic
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RubyandEmber Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww your icon is discord ♥ i love him he's so funny.lol
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kelseyandfreinds99 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
oh thanx ;) did you know you can make up a discord but it has to a little bit diffrent then him and it has to have a diffrent name thats what i did
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RubyandEmber Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok!and not to sound rude but wat did you change?his length?
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kelseyandfreinds99 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
no do you want to know were i found this just surch up discord run or discor icon
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SilvertheKistune Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
I'm thinking if you where going for a realistic look, the second one is best. If you wanted to go for a more mythical/fantasy look, I'd use the first one. Overall, they're both amazing!
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Akita-Shepherd Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, I honestly like them both. The show them of being alive and the picture really pops out. The left one shows the fierce flames with the shadowing of the colors. The left one shows a very unique calm and controlled coloring. They're both very wonderful.
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Acryliclce Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I really like both.

The first because you made it with a mouse and pure awesomeness and it's more cartoon-ish and cool.

But the second is more realistic.

Both are really amazing.
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shamen01 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Wow, the second one looks amazing! It is really a major improvement from the first one, especially in detail of the wings. I really love the flames coming out of the mouth as well. ^^
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FribbleScribble Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
The second is amazing! :D Very realistic and eye-catching.
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TheGemstoneGang Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the first one is a bit flashier, they are both great though! i do believ those are phenioxes right?
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beeagle Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Definitely the second on. Or maybe both? Maybe you could have the second on as your cover to represent that you do realism, and then have the first one on the back showing that you also could do a more semi-realism/cartoon. Try to express your art style. Either way, both are awesome. I love the nice, soft texture of the feathers of the second one. Very, very nice. You never cease to amaze me, Flighty!
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Mien-cat Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I definitely like the second one better, it's more realistic
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KittyStar9 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i liked the first 1 better
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Speckeltail Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I still like the first one, but both of them are amazing.
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