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Zane drawing - Redone by skcolb Zane drawing - Redone by skcolb
To those of you who were a deviantART Ninjago fan from the beginning, you may recognise this...
It's a do-over of my first posted Ninjago fanart [seen here]!

It's been a while since then, and I've changed in many ways. This is to show where I stand today, and how my art has improved over the years. Both versions were executed in the same way; fine-liners for the lineart, scanned into the computer, coloured with a computer mouse (no tablet), and I tried to use the same amount of effects/filters. The only difference is that I made the bacground myself this time round (the original was from the internet... Never doing that again!) ^^;



I hope you guys enjoy this, and happy 2014! :meow:
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:iconzanelover101:
I found this art to be amazing! But there is 1 thing that I would like you to notice, you may have to work on the hair a LITTLE bit so it will look kinda like from the show. Also, i would like to tell you that I would like to see in one of your arts is that it would be best if you had painted his new ninja suit. Or maybe you could add P.I.X.A.L with Zane they are just so cute together! Overall, your art is probaly the best Ninjago/Zane pictures i've seen! Good job dude! Nice!
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skaiblue Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Filmographer
Simply wonderful. You've improved quite a bit! It's beautiful.
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skcolb Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks, though I hope to continue improving. :meow:
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skaiblue Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
That's just what you'll do. Trust me.
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uni416 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hey! On a short break there.

Man, I remember going all "Whooooooah" when I first saw that Zane pic.

You've improved greatly over the years.
The way he's posing is also a lot more natural.

(And that text is just awesome- Is it an existing font, or did you make it?)
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skcolb Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Haha, I felt the same when I made it~ :XD:

Thank you! You have as well~ :aww:

Well, sort of... You can find this specific font right here, but I edited it a bit for this picture. I noticed that some of the letters seemed to fit with each other, like a puzzle, so I put them closer together, and added a few dots to connect them. But this font looks much better than the original one I've used.
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Voodoomonkey524 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
The original picture of this was one of the first Ninjago fanarts I jad ever seen, and dang, I thought it was awesome~ And this ones even better! It's just funny how much styles can change over time..... it seems in this one theres a bit of foreshortening while the older one doesnt have as much, plus the pose is.more dynamic. Thats one thing I can tell you have improved on! I still have a looong way to go... Anyway, great job on this!
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skcolb Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student General Artist
The original was basically why I've joined deviantART; since LEGO.com wouldn't allow humanoid artwork. ;p 

I had no idea what foreshortening was at the time.. Or many other things like basic anatomy, facial expression/structure, etc. 
A good thing to remember is that you can only get better as an artist. How fast usually depends on how much effort you put into it. :aww:

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Voodoomonkey524 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Well, thats kinda pointless ._. It has to do with the theme....

Effort.... Gotcha! Very well-put, I must say XD
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JESSAVATAR Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
The pose is so dynamic looks like he takes his ninja rol seriously, like if he were to deffend someone who is important to him, I think this is the same expression he had when he defended pixal, well, forget my long history xD I just want to say that this is cool and zane is to me one of the best char in ninjago his personality rules!
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skcolb Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist

Thanks! :aww:

Yeah, I could see him taking it more seriously than the others at times (especially in the beginning of the series).

He definitely would be serious about defending his friends/others in need! That's alright, Pixal's pretty cool!

 

Yep, I initally liked him because I thought Zane had a mental disorder (turns out he didn't, but he's still a great character)!

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