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Draw this again (we still drawing Vega here...) by TixieLix Draw this again (we still drawing Vega here...) by TixieLix
About 3 years since I started self teaching digital art and joining DA.  First drawing was of Vega - being my favourite, he was more fun for me to learn with and he's been a marker of progress then on, with me drawing another of him each anniversary.  Being someone who was really heavy with the cartoon/anime style originally, I've been trying to edge more into semi realism and I think I'm finally happy with things (still needing more refinement here and there, of course)  I'm learning more about creating depth, balancing colours/contrast etc and hopefully showing more sophistication and restraint with my ideas and execution (I noticed my themes and palettes have been getting darker o.O)

Note this is NOT a comparison between styles.  It is a show of progression from one to another as was the aim with my learning.  I am not saying realism is better than cartoon/anime or anything like that.  They are really quite different things.  Semi realism is just my preferred style of expression as it's more challenging (and fun) for me to be thinking about that level of detailing because I've had to re-wire my brain for it lol

Here are the full versions of the latest 2 (I still love 2013 very much :3) Wet... by TixieLix  Beautiful Assassin by TixieLix 
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-08-07
In honor of deviantART's 14th Birthday, it is a pleasure to feature Draw this again (we still drawing Vega here...) by TixieLix - showcasing her growth in this community. Every step she has taken to improve in and outside of deviantART while using a very iconic character in the Street Fighter series is not only a huge inspiration for many, but also a reminder that hard work and dedication can pay off in the long run. ( Featured by TheCreativeJenn )
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runenstein Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know this character... but my first thought when I saw this was "Wolverine is that you" to be honest xD Claws and stuff? Anyway, the improvement is very impressive. 
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TixieLix Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha glad you still enjoyed this :D  Thank you very much!
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XAlexDentonX Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ho my, so much hotness :D
*cough* I mean ... that's ... that's cool ... yeeaaahh XD

Seriously though, it's funny how he seems to get older as you progressed. There's a really big change right in the middle, between 2012 and 2013. You really improved a lot.

2015 soon?
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks heaps and yeah he does seem to be getting older XD

I might add a 2015 but I don't think ppl will see any 'differences' since I'm pretty happy with my style now and it's about improving little things here and there ;)
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XAlexDentonX Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah well, even if it's not a lot different, who doesn't like drawing hot guys ? XD
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mikeherb Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Hey that's really cool seeing your Progress. Very inspiring.
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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sketchywhiskers Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
somehow... youve always kept him hot!
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww thanks!  That was one of the most important things about this character that I must make sure I capture - glad you think so! :D
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sketchywhiskers Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Lol... No probs :D
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
OMG!! Congrats on the DD! YAYAYYA WELL DESERVED TIX!!!!!
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much again ^^  Really appreciate it :woohoo:
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Always :)
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Zicoxite Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My goodness!  You seem to improve every time I blink!  Great work, as always, and you just keep getting better! ^_^
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!  Glad you think so ^^
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JayCordero Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
I love Vega I love you as a great artist for doing this he is my favorite character on SF IV his moves where a pain in the ass but I can do them now C+ in Ranked matches online sadly but anyways You are fantastic I also love your comedy stuff between Vega & Cammy & Chun-Li very funny xD please do more just keep them coming ;) have a awesome day! :D :3
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!  I'm glad you enjoy them and I'll definitely try my best ^^
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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TixieLix Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)

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DX17 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your work :D...I wonder what software you are using to do this :P 
I always dreamed to make some thing like this but I guess I need more effort do do ^^;
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  I do everything from scratch in Photoshop ;)
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DX17 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow photoshop!!! :XD:That is so cool!!!
Your welcome :-)
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StarlightHawk Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!  You got a DD!  Thank goodness, totally deserved here. :D

Still, I love the new Vega pic, it's very real!  In fact... *looks at first pic*... *looks at last pic*... it reminds me of a transition from a motif that is similar to the Alpha era of SF to something more modern, I'd say SFIV but it looks like a blend of a couple of other influences...

Like you said, all of them are great, just different. Clap 
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!  Hehe I've always wanted to draw in a more realistic style - just couldn't wrap my brain round it then XD
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StarlightHawk Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob!  :D   Well, consider that a challenge complete!  Realism looks super tough... :O
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ashbasher22 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You deserved it because you are such a fantastic artist who always believes in herself to share her talent with others. Congratulations. :party: 
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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ashbasher22 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always welcome, hope you improve. :D
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Learning never stops ;)
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ashbasher22 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True, I never stop doing it myself. :D
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Ape-the-Impaler Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! You deserve it so much! onion dance 
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Ape-the-Impaler Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :w00t:
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LovablyAwkward Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa. This guy...is fine. You did an amazing job, all throughout these four pieces.
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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LovablyAwkward Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!!
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CalebWriter Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Writer
Honestly? I really, really prefer the first one. Simply because of your angle choice.

Later and later, the angles get more and more sexual. You're broadcasting the character as an object, not a being. Like, "hey look at them abs", instead of "behold this character!"

The 2011 one, however, is energetic, fun. It shows who the character is. But it doesn't take away the physical aspect: it's there, it's just not the selling point.
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Edited Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The drawings are cropped for most of them for the purpose of this meme and while I can see where you're coming from, what you're saying is really taking them out of the contexts I drew each under - I'd appreciate it if you could please READ the full descriptions I have taken the time to write for each in their own pages before making such assumptions.  I always draw with reasons behind each piece even if they are still fan art so it's not like I just pose them randomly.  Part of fan art is also interpreting the character, not just drawing them as expected.

I would also add that sex appeal is very much a part of his character - he is an extreme narcissist and for good reasons.

Thanks
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NekonRoafu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... To be fair, Vega is a sexual person in the games and the animes. He admires his beauty and what not.
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally agree with you and I always give the context for the pieces I draw rather than just randomly posing the character, just because ;)
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cavalier-renegade Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, Vega's going all Prince of Persia in that last one.
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SamDelaTorre Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Amazing! Congrats with the DD! :D
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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cassannder Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Thank you, Deviant Art!
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  Glad you like it :)
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codehimi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wooow this is very amazing <3 <3 congrats on the DD!!
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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SaikoroSama Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ohh jesus~~  i uh...mm...


Gratz on the DD!~ 
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks XD
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