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Draw this again: Enchanted by Nicola-Alexander Draw this again: Enchanted by Nicola-Alexander
It's been 5 years since I made the original piece and I'm really quite proud of how far I've come since the age of 15 on my silly little laptop with no tablet...Even if I still do have an unhealthy obsession with girls with ridiculously colourful hair. I hope you all enjoy the new version because this was really great fun to do :) I still have a long way to go so wish me luck!

old version: [link]
New version: [link]

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Double Edit:
Thank you to everyone who has supported me and congratulated me! I won a finalist place!!!!!! Congratulations to all the other winners and as I've heard many of you say; there were many pieces that I would have loved to see win but next time I hope they make it. Taking part was fun enough so I hope people who didn't win a spot this time aren't too upset about and just enjoy getting to know new artists and making the most out of the experience. It's the improvement that counts not the winning after all :]
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:iconwheatley13:
Wheatley13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
I prefer the first, it's more colourful
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:iconairyballoon:
airyballoon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Prefer the first one much more. It's more dynamic and draws me right to her eyes. The second one is a little unfocused and looks like a thriller poster :/
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:icontessalol123:
Tessalol123 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Just reset the eyes and draw them much fiercer, then u have a masterpiece my dear
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:icondopperugengaa:
dopperugengaa Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the old one! ^_^
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:iconnewflutterpie:
newflutterpie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
tbh i like old
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:iconnu-te-lla:
Nu-te-lla Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I like the first one more tho o;
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:icona-moonlit-melody:
A-Moonlit-Melody Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
People are saying they prefer the old one, but I like the new one much better, with its improved anatomy/colours/shading/etc. Really nice piece! (One thing I'm confused about is how come the light comes from the left on the face and from the right on the hand but shh ignore me.)
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:iconthavrisco:
ThaVrisco Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
The Before one had quite the attitude!
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:iconkitlynsolstice:
KitlynSolstice Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
both versions are breathtaking 
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:iconzalamandrax:
zalamandrax Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Ok.... Where's the difference? They're both amazing wherever you look at them!
hahaha God, I fell in love xD
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:iconsiscy:
Siscy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing to see the improvement!
But I really actually like the first one more..;
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:iconlaughbutts:
LaughButts Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know you improved, but I actually liked the darker feel of the old one too! 
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:iconrarefiedcoyote8:
RarefiedCoyote8 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The newer one has more variations of color on the skin and hair, opposing to the old version. But all in all, they're both very well done!
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:iconwinx13club:
winx13club Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
 the newer one is ok:) (Smile)  but the old one is beautifulHatsune-Miku-(Winks) [Music Girl] 02 +fav
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supersonictrain1 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the old one was beautiful too but the new one is so much more realistic in a way and much better done ^.^ the new ones eyes are beautiful! old one looked more cartoonish omg i love your work too much!:)
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:iconcircuscatgirl:
Circuscatgirl Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personaly I prefer the old one... I like the way the eye almost glows and I just love the picture! now the now one... I feel like the focus of the picture is the butterfly rather then the person... but that may just be me... and its missing that magical feel its like there is a important part of the picture.... missing? The eyes look kind of scared...? I dunno I guess that's just what I prefer ^^ they are both beautiful drawing though! probably some of the best Ive seen!
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:iconpinkitadinki:
PinkiTadinki Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Love the 2007 version, looks so much more magical than the latest version.
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:iconowlishemily:
OwlishEmily Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Okay, I do prefer the newer one, :)
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:iconmushroomjardin:
mushroomjardin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
That's pretty intense for a 15 year old on a laptop with no tablet. :)
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:iconnicola-alexander:
Nicola-Alexander Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :)
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:iconairyballoon:
airyballoon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Honestly, I like the old one MUCH better. It has more vibrant colours, darkness and intensity that the new one lacks :/ 
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:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Don't be mad, but I kinda like the first one better minus the butterfly. ^^;
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:iconsilver-artemis-moon:
Silver-Artemis-Moon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Both are incredible but 1 is just.. wow, which is kind of ironic. Love the colorful hair =D
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:iconcookie-le-creepe:
Cookie-Le-Creepe Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student General Artist
i like 1 more.
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:iconexssesx:
Exssesx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
for some reason i like the old one more then the new.. :)
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:iconkitsu-yuzurin:
Kitsu-Yuzurin Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist
I prefer to the old one :3
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:iconrolly-sama:
Rolly-sama Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Writer
really, really cool
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:iconlucik89:
Lucik89 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like the first one
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:iconsprinkleddisaster:
sprinkleddisaster Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the first one better, because it seems to glow which I find better than the dulling effect you used in the second one.
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:iconlamoro:
LaMoro Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
The first One look better! *--*♥
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:iconarcafelidae:
ArcaFelidae Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm they are very different though XC I'd like to see an example of the same girl
plus,no tablet....SO that makes a difference... XD
nice piece to both though
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:iconmaster-oresama:
Master-Oresama Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
the first one is better...mostly because she's a redhead...gingers are freaking awesome...
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:iconlizzy94rock:
Lizzy94rock Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
It was beautiful also before <3 I love both <3 Good job! :D
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:iconthatonegirludontknow:
Thatonegirludontknow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh.... my god.
Oh my god? Oh my god!
You were freakin' FIFTEEN WHEN YOU MADE THE FIRST ONE? WITHOUT A TABLET???
Honey, you were made special. That is hella talent you got there. Goddamn.
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:iconppgalleries:
PPGalleries Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
i thought the same lol!!! oh my god...

great pictures ^^
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:iconqvnguyen03:
qvnguyen03 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They both look great but they look like two different people
>.<
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:iconpokedragons8:
pokedragonS8 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I believe the first has more beauty, while the second has more feeling...
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:iconaikosukoshi:
AikoSukoshi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
i like the first one. xD
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:iconfoxxyimpala:
FoxxyImpala Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the 2007 version better.
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:iconkiwi-octopus:
Kiwi-Octopus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i personally like the first one more
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:iconkatetheunknown:
KateTheUnknown Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don`t see any diffrences between these pictures. They are both really beautiful, but it`s hard to belive that you made such a good picture when you were 15 years old girl.
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:iconofalconzo:
oFalconZo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you did that old piece at 15 O_O?... *chops off hands and jumps out of a window* lol, I hope I can improve like that too x.x
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Riuzetsu Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
the improvement is great! the shadows, the shading and the color mix are better at the second one, good luck! and without a tablet... that's like.. god lvl.
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:iconinkcaviness:
InkCaviness Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Gods, they are both staring me down! o_o
I have to say, that I like the design of the first one better, but they are both amazing! The first one looks more...distant. She looks sad and angry and defensiv, a little bit broken and all that in one! The second one looks broken too, but in an afraid way, like she can't take the pain any more. And...is there rain in the second one? If yes, this fits the afraid mood. She looks helpless, but on the other hand there is the butterfly and i's more...colorful than in the first picture. I see it like the second one needs more help and solace. The first one is more like a warrior who can take the pressure by herself.
i really love how you can see the difference between the pictures. The first one is more...yeah, not unrealistic just with more fantasy-aspects. The second one looks more realistic. And i love her hair! xD It looks great, with the curls and the color and... Oh, I love the hair-color of the first girl, too!
So, yeah, I think this was the longest comment I ever wrote and I hope there aren't too many mistakes(I'm from Germany and my english isn't that good...)
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:iconcarriemilinazzo:
CarrieMilinazzo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I like the changes, but I would have kept the colors the same
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:iconpferty:
pferty Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Digital Artist
wait...the before one was made...without a tablet?
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:iconnicola-alexander:
Nicola-Alexander Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Filmographer
yeah :s. Took a pretty long time and a lot of frustrating moments.
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:iconnightmareperfect:
NightmarePerfect Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
People should get over themselves, it was about how the painting has improved over 5 yrs. The concept is still there. I for one thinks it's pretty impressive without a tablet.
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:iconnicola-alexander:
Nicola-Alexander Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :)
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:iconpelboy:
Pelboy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I don't understand why people are saying 'It's not the same picture because their are bits taken out and colours changed and the style is different.' Is that not the idea of the competition? It's 'Draw this again' not, 'Copy and paste a picture.'

I wouldn't take a second glance to say the second is an improvement, complex colours and an infinitely better understanding of light and shadow that I'm not even half way to getting at. It's not immediately obvious because the improvements are applied with more subtlety than the colour-assault, epic-pose anime that the front page has made us all used to :) I'm glad you kept comments open! Absolutely deserving of a winning place :)

Sorry for flapping ha, I just really don't like when something negative is said for the sake of it, there's no point :p
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