Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
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:
Add a Comment:
 
: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!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
4 out of 4 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconautumnslaninka:
AutumnSlaninka Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Awsome!!:Big eyes: 
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks!
Reply
:iconkaedenaga:
KaedeNaga Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
good
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks
Reply
:iconskaiblue:
skaiblue Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Simply wonderful. You've improved quite a bit! It's beautiful.
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks, though I hope to continue improving. :meow:
Reply
:iconskaiblue:
skaiblue Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's just what you'll do. Trust me.
Reply
:iconuni416:
uni416 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student General 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?)
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
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.
Reply
:iconvoodoomonkey524:
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!
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
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:

Reply
:iconvoodoomonkey524:
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
Reply
:iconjessavatar:
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!
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Filmographer

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)!

Reply
:iconalison-earth-ninja:
Alison-Earth-Ninja Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the snow effect! :D
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks~ :meow:
Reply
:iconalison-earth-ninja:
Alison-Earth-Ninja Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob >u<
Reply
:iconwitch-girl-pilar:
witch-girl-pilar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014   Digital Artist
You did a great job in the pose. Awesome foreshortening. :D
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you, the last one was too awkward~ ^^;

I think I'm starting to get the hang of forshortening now... But it sure too a while! :laughing:
Reply
:iconretrogrrl12:
retrogrrl12 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Niceeeeee
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanksss! :D
Reply
:iconretrogrrl12:
retrogrrl12 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hatsune Miku-19 (Miku Miku Shite Ageru) 
Reply
:iconasdfwaffles:
asdfwaffles Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing improvement! His pose is so dynamic. >u<
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
Aw, thanks!
The first pose was kinda derpy... :XD:
Reply
:iconasdfwaffles:
asdfwaffles Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Haha, true. :P
Reply
:iconlilwicky:
LilWicky Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. :eyes:
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks. :iconheplz:
Reply
:iconlilwicky:
LilWicky Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<333
Reply
:iconworldexplorer296:
WorldExplorer296 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Zane! Woo He looks so cool in your style. XD
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you~! :aww:
Reply
:iconworldexplorer296:
WorldExplorer296 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! And happy 2014 ^^
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
Yes, happy new year to you as well ^_^
Reply
:icondragonwolf1775:
dragonwolf1775 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thats sick! 
in a good way! 
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hehe, thanks! ;p
Reply
:icondragonwolf1775:
dragonwolf1775 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
of course all mighty skcolb!
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
I'm not that mighty. ^^;
Reply
:icondragonwolf1775:
dragonwolf1775 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
U r in my world, o.o
Dont get an idea that i have a weird fetish or something
I swear its just cause imma fan of ur work, since before i joined.
Ur one of the people i think has the best ninjago art! I aint lying
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Filmographer

Oh, I wasn't thinking that. Don't worry. ^^;

But thank you, I'm glad that you think of my work so highly. I'll still strive to do even better though! :D

Reply
:icondragonwolf1775:
dragonwolf1775 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As do i!
Reply
:iconp0nyc4nd1skulz:
P0nyC4nd1skulz Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student
Oh wow...
first of all, the difference is definitely huge.  There's clear improvement.

I really like the style of the drawing- very dynamic.  The pose adds to that.  
I also like the use of the motion blur and focus blur.  Very nice touch.
The graphic layout is also overall very cool.

The only critique I'd make is the snow on the ground.  It seems a bit...hasty.

Other than that, this is very cool and dynamic. Very nice : )
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :la:
Even though I wouldn't draw by this method today; it doesn't look right, and there are too many flaws in it. It worked for me then, but I've found better ways to do so... :)

It was the kind of style I was going for all these years (but it looks less cool on my first attempts). XD

Haha, that's alright... The original background was hastily chosen and filtered, so I wanted to show how I'd currently rush through one today. But yeah, it does look a little too rushed.
Reply
:iconp0nyc4nd1skulz:
P0nyC4nd1skulz Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student
No problem

You really have improved : )
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
You have too! :D
Reply
:iconp0nyc4nd1skulz:
P0nyC4nd1skulz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student
Well thanks : )
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
No problemo~ ;p
Reply
:iconwolfp3lt:
Wolfp3lt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
BIG difference! I love it :D
Reply
:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
THANKS! :meow:
Reply
:iconwolfp3lt:
Wolfp3lt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
NO PROBLEM :D
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
January 1, 2014
Image Size
1.4 MB
Resolution
2374×1781
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,521
Favourites
104 (who?)
Comments
48
×