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PROJECT REDRAW Reed Brothers 6 by PaulSizer PROJECT REDRAW Reed Brothers 6 by PaulSizer
Just for comparison, here's my side-by-side version of the 1978 original and 2008 re-draw version of REED BROTHERS #80.

Overall, I'm happy with the new version; it was lots of fun to do, and lots of fun having to think like an eighth grader again (not that much of a jump for me!)

Of the two, though, I still like the original better. It still has an energy to it, mistakes and all. I dig parts of the new one, but overall, the original captures an energy that makes me smile.
What you you think?
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Joey1058 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sometimes trying to refine something that is finished only frustrates a person. There is more energy in the original. The new one is nice, but flows as though it was rehearsed dozens of times.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed. The original was the result of my brain fire-hosing ideas out as fast as I could get them onto paper. Each of these page would literally be maybe 2 hours MAX of work, start to finish. My new one was about 8 hours of work.

Part of this project was to see if I had the chops to re-capture the energy of the original, but I think that may be a flawed intent; these two pieces of artwork, regardless of how much I tried to make them the same, were generated by vastly different circumstances. That in itself would make duplication impossible, but also needless. It's fun to draw inspiration from an old piece like this, but in the end, I've already done this piece, so why do it again. As an exercise, fine, but past that, I have new things that I DO want to put new energy into.

Interesting results, thanks for the comment!
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