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September 17, 2011
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AtLA: Improvement Meme by Tyshea AtLA: Improvement Meme by Tyshea

[quick edit]
Wow front page, I'm kind of floored! :O
Thanks everyone who liked this, and sorry for those of you that liked the old one!

I think mainly it's down to stylistic preference, but I just want to address a few issues:
1) "The old one has a more original style"
Sorry, it's much more cartoony and...anime, but that doesn't make it have more or less of my style.
No matter what you draw, or how differently you draw, I don't think an artist ever loses their style or personal flair. Either you just hide it better, or you copy other styles too much.
I honestly don't see how it's less "my style"
My style has just evolved. Sorry if you don't like it though! :lol:

2) "The pose is more natural in the 2009 version"
I agree! That's the point. My character has evolved, and I wanted to show her being more rigid, mechanical, and professional. The old one is slouching too much for my tastes, as Kye is quite the stiff

3) "I like the old costume better"
It's actually the same outfit! XD
The jacket's just hanging off the belt to allow better movement.

Just a few things I wanted to get to my chest, I'm in no way upset at the response, I was kind of expecting the new one to be less popular, honestly haha
I know most of dA likes simpler, anime styles, and that's cool, cause I do too!
But I improve for myself :)

[end edit]


I've been wanting to update Kye's bio for a this week was kind of dedicated to that

I'm feeling all sorts of sentimental over this one, since Kye and Rilu were my and ~Aibi-Cake's first babies together (dunno if any of you knew that LOL)
Revisiting these two was such a blast! :heart:

But damn, two years? That's a pretty big difference for two years! I can't deny I'm proud of myself :dummy:

The updated picture on the right is from her bio sheet:

Old version of Kye's character sheet can be found here: [link]

Bee updated Rilu too, she's like...50x sexier now, LOL


AtLA (c) Bryke
Kye (c) me
"Chasing the Sun" (c) me and ~Aibi-Cake
original meme [link]
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Kitten-Bubblepuff Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I kind of like the first one better, but I do see improvement.
Xiaooyu Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the 2009 pose a bit more... feels so relaxed and yet dynamic XD 
the colouring was so much better in the 2011 though!! great work!! :)
mysoulreaps Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
first I just thought that this was beautiful and amazing, but then I find out she is an earth bender???!!! You are now even cooler!!!!! Love this soooooo much!!!divider 
Nikiosko Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
I LOVE your 'new' style!

I mean, it's still your style, but it's so developed and awesome! La la la la 

I'm 20 and I can't draw half as good as past you Waaaah! 
IshaanNaru96 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
THIS IS GROWTH!!! This is the best "draw this again" ever!
Tyshea Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh wow, thank you so much! :blushes:
300rupees Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist were really ur AMAZING
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, thank you! :blushes:
an-chan123 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<3333 Love the improvement ;u;
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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