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Mary then and now by AndrewDickman Mary then and now by AndrewDickman
I was commissioned to draw this pic of Mary Ann based off my first official drawing of her. It was kind of fun to revisit her again in this manner, it's been awhile since I drew that pic too, I was still in high school.

I'm a man now... sorta... oh god I'm 30... -_-

I've seen a lot of people revisit their older works and update them, been meaning to do one myself but the commission gave me the extra boost I gather. =) thanks
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Blue-dude121 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There's Seriously Alot Of Improvement, Like The Old Saying,"Practice Makes Perfect."
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Atariboy2600 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Love it!
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saber360 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I want a woman like her so badly ^///^
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
MOVE YOUR TAIL :iconwhutplz:
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kumono Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
still both pick are awsome then and now hope to see more
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Alpha621 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Really nice improvement there, AWD :) !
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ZenithSteelheart Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Wow you can really tell how much is improved. Also the art style that was the fad-of-the-time.
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Bet the inspration was Walt Disney: Robin hood. That was a good movie. Then it kinda evolved from there.
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Anyway keep it up.
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Vaatiwithblue Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Harmless enough....? I really don't like nude anthros. But PLEASE, never cross the line Dickman. I will keep great respect for you until that point were you cross that forbidden line. I like The Roomies, but keep it appropriate!
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ZenithSteelheart Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Not true. She wearing a bow and a furry leotard! Hee.
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No but seriously its nothing really. The human body is a beautiful thing or in this case an anthro body.
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In the end it's Andy's character so he get the last say on what she wears.
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Vaatiwithblue Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True, but he might get negative criticism if things become too inappropriate. It is his character, and the body is beautiful, but it is also important to practice some restraint.
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AzureStrike00 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
that may be your personal taste n opinion but you must respect Andy's artistic tastes n freedom to portray his characters as he so pleases
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Vaatiwithblue Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is true.... but it is common opinion that generally nudity is frowned on. Andy can do as he pleases, but people might offended IF he goes too far.
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baddleebadd Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   General Artist
This is very inspiring
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MillyTheSnowtiger Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome :squee:
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spdy4 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwwwwwwwwww x3
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GPlasticBeach Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its the small things thatve improved that i like the most, like how Mary's chin is more protrubed (i think thats the word), how you made her nose a bit smaller, and making her expression brighter :nod:
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Tulsatrash Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Her bow no longer seems to have a bite taken out of it. does that mean her financial situation has improved?
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anime1999 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really gorgeous art work ^_^
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Noxkitsune Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The reason you've been seeing a lot of people revisit their old artwork is possibly because DA had a contest about just that last month.

It's nice to see your improvement!
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ironysandwich Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
*pfhtt* Whippersnapper. Just wait till your 30 and a half like me.

That's some real progress, your showing there. Particularly the pose, which is much more natural in the newer one despite being basically the same.
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GreyOfPTA Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I have to do one of these revisit picts someday.
You really pulled this off well.
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MikeyAnthroVulupin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I do see progress here.

When did you make that right-most drawing of Mary, anyway? 1997-99?
(And even back then, she look so much better there than the kinda-somewhat-normal girls I draw NOWadays!)
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vgmaster9 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Time sure does fly.
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Lovely.
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donkeylongears Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Looks like you've came a long way
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Elastiboy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful Work. She is really charming ^_^
I love the colors, her expression and pose. Everything looks great. :D
She looks like a great character to me.
Keep up the work :clap:
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MysticM Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Don't feel bad about your age.

At least I don't feel like a poorly skilled artist if you're proof that I can get better with time.
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Kergonan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Same cute character, with improved style.
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VixyNyan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So adorable and sexy~ :heart: ^w^
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Dalon2 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
inspirations come from all kinds of places, even your younger self is the main source of it all.
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anime-underdog Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, 30? LOL, you don't look or sound 30, or at least last time I saw you (Animated Anarchy) .

You keep up the great work man. :)
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DarkKnightCuron Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Awesome work, dude, thanks :D
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BrainDigger Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome work man... And about people revisiting their work... DA recently had a contest about just that... They're showing the winners now.
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BEASTdavis Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Either way I look at it their both still really good
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mistypine01 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent art, Andy. What a difference a few years make, eh? Mary looking hot at any time.
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yellowwindow6 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
man this is great! i like the looks of her hair.
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edsoltys Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
It sucks when the realization of just how old you are hits you....
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A-Log Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
The sketch version has her nose the usual circle nose for most characters. It's like a female version of Bonkers, only toned down and mature.
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Sturmjager Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I actually discovered your art because of this character. (Just not this pic, obviously...)

It's interesting to see how far someone can progress in 10+ years. You've clearly improved a great deal!

Oh, and 30 isn't old. "Old" is whenever you've lost interest in trying things. So, you're only "actually" old if you believe you are.
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BlackMorass Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
She's certainly filled out over the years, hasn't she.
Good stuff. I should do something like this myself!
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Katsuya-urusaki Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lawl i love both styles ^W^ the ch

cute old style and the sexy new, Great work!
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BriggenGerda Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Good art :)
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fAnderson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Mary Ann Tigress is the best.

I love "The roomies". Keep up the good work and I hope to see comic book soon
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DEDOArts Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Man, she's pretty <3!
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Mihari-chan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Lovely job hun! :meow:
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Waa2 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great design: she looks very cool :)
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flaagan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Awesome job with the revisit, and the colors are damn cool too!
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Muffin-RAWR666 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Wow! Looks great, you improved a ton.
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CrazeeDaisy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow, this is awesome. I just love seeing where people were and their improvement. And boy did you improve! You were good in high school, but now the way you draw Mary is so much more dynamic now, it's awesome! Keep it up!
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