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Hulk 2009 - 2012 by Jam-Wah Hulk 2009 - 2012 by Jam-Wah
Although the 2009 Hulk is one of my most popular deviations (certainly on dA), it's too random. The lines go nowhere and the shapes are haphazard. These days, I like to have as many of my lines as possible converge in one spot, or be perfectly in line with another part of the image. You could put a ruler against some of the lines in the 2012 version and things would line up.

I like to think it's improvement, but I guess it could be OCD!

The original: [link]
The new version: [link]
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dwilliams Sep 7, 2012
I think both of these are really striking!
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Jam-Wah Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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WilliamBlankenshipJr Sep 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
See I prefer the original. The shapes are so bold, the head, the forehead, the mouth. It's animalistic both in his expression and in the proportions of the face. The new one is good, but that first one has something raw about it that I think works better.
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Jam-Wah Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I get that. The first one is more abstract and less illustrative. I guess my style has evolved away from the starting point a little closer to regular illustration than I intended. It's still difficult for me to look at the original though. The nostrils are literally sections of circles. It looks to me like I didn't care enough to take the shapes beyond Illustrator's default settings!
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WilliamBlankenshipJr Sep 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
When doing something that's more cartoony it's actually not that rare to use base shapes. I think you're underestimating yourself and being overly critical.
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Jam-Wah Sep 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I guess. I have this obsession with disguising anything which might look like it would give away the origin of the artwork. Like brush strokes, I hate on my own work, yet I look at stuff by Sean Murphy or Dan Panosian and just wonder how I can't let it go!
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DarthMoll Sep 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
I prefer your update too, though the 2009 version has the nice silhouettes of the helicopters. It's a nice touch.
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Jam-Wah Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, the helicopters are noticeable by their absence but I wasn't sure the composition would benefit from their inclusion.
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DarthMoll Sep 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Understandable. One of those elements that's probably a bit sad to have to take out but necessary.
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Rose-AnneGagne Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i do indeed prefer the 2012 version it seems more..together? i forget the wordXD but i do see what you mean how the portrait is indeed random XD
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