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Kagami [Redraw] by serafleur Kagami [Redraw] by serafleur




After reading my description in my 2012 old version of this artwork Kagami: Fire by serafleur:

[quote] I'm doing portraits for my OCs (while practicing for a realism style). I plan to complete them but there are 8 protagonists so I think I can't accomplish them quickly.
Next time I want to paint in Photoshop because the brushes there make the painting look much more realistic and I do hope I'll improve by then (I need mooore practice ;______; )

Now that I reached the semi realistic style that I wanted to achieve, it really feels good. I don't know that I will be able to but because of motivation, practice and to those people that supported me throughout these years,
I was able to get to where I am now. I know that I still have a lot to learn and I admit I still am struggling but with what I did with this Redraw thingy will motivate me to press forward and hope that I will be able to reach my goals someday!

This is my original character Kagami from my story Entwined Fate (which I want to publish as soon).
I wanted to see how much I improved from the last 4 years and since I haven't drawn Kagami for a long time, I chose this old artwork.
I used Paint Tool SAI in 2012 and Photoshop in 2016. 😊

2016 version done within 5 hours, I forgot the time I spent in 2012 😅

I've also made a patreon account! This piece will be one of the rewards for the month of February! 
Please support me by pledging to my patreon and you will get lots of good stuff from me! Thank you so much! <3 <3

Other Artworks:

 Princess Ariel [SpeedPaint Video] by serafleur Cinderella by serafleur Patreon - Pink Haired Lady by serafleur Livana by serafleur
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llamasandsquids Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are very pretty good job
ThatArtBuff Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The remade version looks much better, congratulations.
May1988 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Whoa well done :thumbsup: , keep it up F2U Icon: Froggo 
NagaPls Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A+ fantastic work as always *u* HUGE improvement
brickelle Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You've really found your own style, and it is gorgeous! I hope I can improve that much in the next four years! Thank you for sharing!
cisumelissart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Woah, you've improved so much. One day I hope I can draw as well as you. ^^
Salenta Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing progress *^*
MentalWonderland Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
You have evolved into a one of a kind artist. Your effort and dedication is really displayed here.
swordcat9 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
InHayle Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Thanks for sharing this!
GraceTelesz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woaa magoir difference, also a beautiful difference!! : )
GIF242 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Professional Photographer
HaruhiS1 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist
wooow .....2012 is ...amazing and 2016 is ...just breath taking .. I think I've fainted. 
roastedpeanut Featured By Owner Edited May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING! Your style is breath taking. I hope I can be like you one day :) Ps...You just earned another watcher!
youtuber007 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
f***ing WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
I love seeing improvement things like this. Simply lovely! Great job. =)

do you paint your portraits on one or many layers? Just curious on people's methods. I'm always a bit lost when it comes to this style of graphic art. =)

Side note: if I pledge $10 for your patreon, can I get access to your extra stuffs? Not sure how it works, never done it before. lol.

Keep up the awesomeness!
serafleur Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <3

I paint on many layers :)
You can also see the layers on my PSD files provided on my Patreon when you pledge $10.
For example, if you pledge within the month of April, you will receive the rewards on the 7th of May thru email with the link for download. :)
Hope you'll find my explanation clear :D
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
Thanks for the reply! 

Sometimes trying a new style of coloring and shading can be overwhelming for me, so it'd be nice to see the process in a more clear-cut fashion. It'll help me feel less anxious about it.
I've watched your vids, and I'm still like "duhh" lol.
Thanks for letting me know!

Your work is gorgeous, very inspiring (if not a bit intimidating lol (tho I know that's not your intent)). Thanks for sharing your talents!
Scorpiosa-x Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Serafleur :-)
I am one of your watcher since a certain time and i am always impressed by your performs... Your semi-realism drawing are damn so awesome and i soooo like them... But THIS drawing shocked me... Your improvement is totally incredible!!! And... You know... I am drawing a red head girl too ^^" and i wasn't really satisfied by the way i draw her but... When i see your drawing i tell myself: "i want to draw in this style! It's the perfect goal! CHALLENGE ACCEPTED" And now... I will do my best to approach your overcheated skill ^_~ So i just ask you before if i can completly copy your drawing to redraw the one i do? Here the drawing i started (not finished of course and i will put some drastic corrections ^^) :
It's a traditional drawing only with colors pencil... I will send you the finished work of course but can i ask if i credit you like the owner of the drawing or just like the huge inspiration for the style?
Thank you to read this novel XD
See ya ;-)
serafleur Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply, I think the link is broken?
Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm glad that you're doing your best to improve as well! :heart:
Scorpiosa-x Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! :D
No problem, i so understand you have millions comment/notes/other accounts to reply so don't worry, i'll never blame you to reply a little later ;-) i am happy you reply to my comment ^_^
Here the two steps:
Left is the drawing in the original style i draw her and right the style i take from your drawing ;-)

You so deserve it, you are so cool and kind :-) we are here to support you too :-) and thanks so much:3
CathySarai Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OriginStory Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
isn't it an amazing feeling to be able to see such an improvement? And you always think "this is the best I con do" until a couple years later you do it again :)
arbiterofelegance Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016
I really like how her body proportions have become so much more, um let's say realistic. A sure sign of a sharpened eye and maturity of skills. Before and after are always inspiring, thanks for sharing!
serafleur Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the kind words! :heart:
DayMagician Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer

The first it was beautiful. The second was amazing!
IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
You make me feel like I have wasted the last four years. :( :) :(
RaraLiMin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That improvement though-- I'm speechless /weeps
MyrvanaMiseria Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great improvement . keep up
scarlit-chan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Both are really beautiful! It's fascinating and amazing to see your improvement! :))
O-CH Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
yasss gurl i'm so happy for you!! this is super inspirational and you should be very proud <3
TsukiLucy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Student General Artist
Love +fav Heart 
Somi42 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
that's amazing how your colouring has improved. It's funny to go back and see how much we've changed as artists and how styles change. Your's is realistic now and simply breathtaking. keep up the good work!
EvilSnail1 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
awesomeally123 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! They're both so beautiful and it's really amazing how far you've come! :heart:
Daelyne Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
wow the new one is awesome ! But both are georgous anyway ❤,❤
LexiiDear Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sheds a tear*
This is so impressive :'D
kit-fisto96 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very impressive!
Av-Co-Art77 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016
It's so cool to see your improvement :)
philippeL Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent idea! Beautiful work (both of them, of course).
I should do it for some of my pieces.
FrappuccinoArt Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jeez im never gonna improve
TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice one! :)
Stevan55 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great improvement. 
ZOzoZelzo Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
That's a great amount of improvement! I'm getting motivated to draw more! 
marrriooo Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016
im in Love with new Kagami ;)
Sivaimp Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016
You improved that much in only four years??? That gives the rest of us some hope! ^^;

How much time did you practice each day since then, may I ask?
PlutoParfait Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! You've really improved a lot! this is gorgeous
Ringelotta Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, I just saw that on facebook :D Still love it!
tyrian-lannister Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow that's a massive improvement 4 years!
BittersweetWaltz Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Well you really improved ! It's a pleasure to see :D
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