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Draw This Again 2012 by kozispoon Draw This Again 2012 by kozispoon
Can you believe the oldest thing in my gallery is a catgirl? Figures. Looking back on the original totally brings back a bunch of memories. I thought it looked SO GOOD, haha. Even with the muddy colored underwear I botched up trying to use those gel glitter pens. Anybody remember those from back in the 90's?

I took some artistic liberties since some of the stylistic choices from the original was lame. Like that torn up hat in order to show off her kitty ears underneath because, you'd never know she was catgirl unless I gave her ears! What was up with that? :lol: For those wondering, the year slightly cut off in the original reads '2000'.

Give it a try!

Oh, and don't forget to enter dA's 'Draw This Again' Contest!
Draw This Again ContestBack to School

    The air is crisp and the leaves are changing, which can only mean one thing - school is back in session! DeviantART is celebrating the new school year with an improvement-themed contest, inspiring interviews, and an opportunity to help those in need.

     To celebrate artistic growth, we're turning one of deviantART's most popular memes, Draw This Again, created by the amazing *Bampire, into a site wide contest. We're challenging you to take a piece from your past and draw it again to show how you've grown. Use the template below to submit your past and new work as a single entry to the Draw This Again Contest.

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:iconfuwante-chan:
fuwante-chan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A lot of improvement :3. Such improvements are always an inspiration for me (and others ;3)
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:iconwtfuguys:
wtfuguys Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Kind of prefer the old one, but I have a soft spot for 80's-90's style anime.
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:iconsileas:
Sileas Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Dude, I used gel pens with everything hahaha. I see the difference, it's awesome. :D I should do this meme myself lol. The oldest photoshop painting was in my senior year of highschool xD The very first piece I submitted too.
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
haha omigosh I'd love to see that. Yes, definitely do this meme! :la:
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:iconj-macphisto:
J-MacPhisto Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
hey the first one was pretty darn good! the updated hips are definitely an improvement though. :)
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Those hips don't lie :iconshakiraplz:
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:iconjizzanthepuss:
Jizzanthepuss Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Your understanding of anatomy and shading has improved substantially. And it ma just be a personal thing but your new style is so much better, not generic ANIMU junk. (BTW AAAaaaah, gel glitter pens *shuddder* I definitely remember those. )

I've been meaning to do one of these forever but it seems so embarrassing to go back and look at old weeaboo art. :ashamed:
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks a bunch! and yea I thought so too, but when this contest came out I kept getting notes from deviants saying my 'before' was better. I chalk it up to the intense animu love in the community. That or a compliment on my early work? I dunno.

I say go for it and link me! I'd love to see your humble beginnings side by side with your present bad assery.
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:iconxionroxas4eva:
xionroxas4eva Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
i love th e old one!
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:icontrippinxtremezebra:
trippinxtremezebra Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
so much better!
the old one has colors that pop too much and the anatomyyyyyy
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Dear Lord that anatomy. What is ribcage? :lol: I'm waiting for her spine to snap like a toothpick over the weight of her boobs.
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:iconlexikimble:
LexiKimble Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So cool. I really need to do this.

Also, I love your little catgirl there.
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I hope you do! Toss me a link if you submit it here :la:
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:iconsilvercelestt777:
SilverCelestt777 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I like both, but Before better :3
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:iconkaera-neko:
Kaera-Neko Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Both are good in their own ways, the one on the right has wicked shading and looks cleaner, while the left one is more anime-ish. I like anime-ish, and it's a really good anime-ish drawing!
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:iconvermillionfenrir:
VermillionFenrir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Im...im terribly sorry to said this...

You have some GREAT improvement in many aspect,including in shading,coloring,and the other,really really great improvement :)

but,im really sorry to said that I like the older one better...
I know its not really good tcompared to the newest one in shading and coloring aspect,but Anime style is ALWAYS better for me,personally XD

not meaing that your new style is isn't good! im just telling you that your style from before was WAY more great in my aspect :iconsweatplz:
the older one is not only cute,but also colorful! :D

you should combine your new art style with the newest one,like taking some good side of your old drawing style,and improve it! ^^

im really sorry if my comment is way too long,I just want to express my feelings and argument :iconarigatouplz:
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
this should win :P
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:iconmonkeymonkeylady:
MonkeyMonkeyLady Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
even if i do like anime,, i thhink the new one is the best, because it just looks better. and i just looove the way you shaded it *.*<3
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah, thank you very much! I never thought I'd be drawing a catgirl again, but there you go :lol:
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:iconstarbutts:
starbutts Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
i really like the newest one best
the shading is amazing o h m yg GGOOOD
i'm not a huge fan of anime so i really love the style on the last one om fg
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Im not much of an anime fan anymore either. Seeing I was MAD about it back in the day and drew it badly is still cringe worthy :lol:
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:iconimrandomartist:
ImRandomArtist Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
I...just...don't...get it!? every single draw again meme thing i have seen, I have liked the left before one better....
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Sometimes artwork doesn't make a lick of sense at times :lol:
It's nice to know even my super old work is appreciated despite its cringe worthiness!
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:iconimrandomartist:
ImRandomArtist Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
your icon scares me....
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, scares me too sometimes! I LOVE EET
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:iconimrandomartist:
ImRandomArtist Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
:P
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:iconc-sampson:
C-Sampson Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
massive improvement dude love this!!!
cheek mine out [link]
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:iconxxselfdestructxx:
XXSelfDestructXX Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually like the first one better. :/
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
and that's ok! It's nice to know even my super old work is appreciated despite its cringe worthiness. :lol:
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:iconleaveittofate:
LeaveItToFate Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to say, your style has developed quite a bit, and for sure you've improved a lot. But I also really like the original one, since I'm just used to, and love anime.
I think some people would probably be biased and prefer the more anime style, but they can't deny you haven't improved in many aspects.
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I'd agree with you and think that's where the 'like the older ones!' comments are coming from. From a technical standpoint though, I cringe. One eye is bigger than the other, she has no ribcage, she has a triangle for a skull/chin and just eugh. :lol:

I appreciate your comments and feedback though!
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:iconleaveittofate:
LeaveItToFate Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hah, I see what you mean. xD
Oh, and I meant, they can't deny you HAVEn't improved in many aspects, in my previous comment. ^^;

No problem.
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:iconidellechi:
Idellechi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I actually kinda like the first one better ^^;
But the body's proportions are a real improvement on the second one!
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:iconquezecotyl:
Quezecotyl Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I like both! But I definitely love the after image, it's such a great upgrade :D
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! It was definitely an interesting throwback drawing a catgirl again of all things :lol:
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:iconeddysteel:
EddySteel Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
First is shit anime, second is better but that face just looks odd.
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Mmm, might be the nose? I kinda dig her strong Aztec-ian nose as it's in direct opposite to the mini anime nose, but perhaps it's not aesthetically pleasing.
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:iconeddysteel:
EddySteel Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it bad that I now imagine you shouting this because of your avatar? Then again, I also ask myself if it's bad that I want to iodine on all the food in my cupboard to test if it has starch in it. Also, on further inspection, I might just be picky with how things look. :P
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey picky's fine by me. I know I'm choosy over certain things myself.

As for my icon, give the creator :iconzeurel: a look. I think hes still offering commissions if you wanna join the shouting icon brigade.
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:iconeddysteel:
EddySteel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not to be rude, but I think I'll pass.
Also, if I look at it closely, it looks like it's shouting faster than when I'm not concentrating on it.
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:iconkonekoarts:
KonekoArts Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lmfao holy shit why are people acting like the after one wasnt an improvement in every way to the old one, it has so much more personality and charm then the old one in basically every aspect

...unless these people are just talking about how the older one is sexier and therefore better, in which case I am losing faith in humanity.
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I think you might've hit the nail on the head. I had friends look at this and ask me 'why'd you make the 'After' image fat?'

If this is what's considered fat, then I don't wanna live on this planet anymore :faint:
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:iconflyingdoombunny:
flyingdoombunny Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you got worse
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DragonPowa Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Well, that wasn't rude or anything...
In my opinion, just because drawing someone's face in a way that thier chin isn't as thin as a needle, doesn't mean it's "better" or anything.
But that's just my opinion.
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flyingdoombunny Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconbilliethepuppetplz:
:iconmonroeplz:
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DragonPowa Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:iconsmallbillieplz:
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:iconlord-momo:
Lord-Momo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
~flyingdoomdunny@ Really? I thought this person [$kozispoon] improved :)
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:iconflyingdoombunny:
flyingdoombunny Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
with the anatomy sure, but the face looks a little... weirder
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:iconlord-momo:
Lord-Momo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Mm... But, I still think this person improved xD
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:iconfrostywinterchan:
Frostywinterchan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
It's amazing what time and practice can do. Although both are great in my opinion, you can definitely tell your sense of proportion and graphic design have improved by.. well, a LOT. Your sense of style too, I wasn't really digging the whole French cut crotch on the first one. LOL.
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