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Evolution of Newt 08 by Bilious Evolution of Newt 08 by Bilious
I suppose it's about time for an updated one of these! I always find it interesting to see how people's art evolves over the years and figured the best way to document my own progress is through one of my oldest characters Newton Filinas. Poor Newt has been subject to my attempts at finding my style since way back in highschool when I had the great idea that I should draw anime-style. I'm very glad I decided to move away from it XD

BUT YES! Behold, the evolution of my style as showcased by my dear guinea pig, Newt.
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Birvan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Funny how some characters come a long way. Love the evolution (both of him and your style) ^^
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SStefan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
yay, the first images of him was so mangaish, until you made it by your own style! Looks cool :)
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LuvLoz Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the fact that he grew up over the years.
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Bilious Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
He grew up with me X) Well, there's still a part of the story where he's a kid, but it's more fun once he's an adult and has to battle with adult things like Mafia vs. Politics wars and murder. X) <3
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Ammi-Blue Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008   Writer
Oh, sweet! I love to see how characters evolve. They're like children growing up.

Anyway, I think it's great how he went from a typical bishie with anime hair to...Not a typical bishie with anime hair.
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Bilious Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
What sucks is that my dad liked the oldest version of Newt and didn't even recognize it as something I had drawn XDDDD But thanks! I always found these things fascinating too!

Makes me want to draw Newt/Raven again ): <333
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Buuya Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008   Digital Artist
I looove how when you scroll down, he becomes more and more deranged looking. Your style is just fantastic, of course <3

The chin! Sex epitomized
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Bilious Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
I ended up blunting it in his newest incarnation but I haven't done a finished portrait of him in a while to illustrate thus XDDD Thanks, man!
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TomatoDragon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Love all the killer expressions.
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Bilious Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
Newt usually has a "PLEASE DON'T HIT ME" expression XD
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RaeEsmerelda Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
Aw, poor little Slytherin Newt. I actually like the first one (top, far left)...it's more manga than generic anime, and out of context probably wouldn't look nearly as much like anime as you think. I don't know how he evolved from the HP story you told me a long time ago to what he is now, but it's a huge change. He's definitely not a fan character anymore, and that's a good thing, I think. You've given him his own story, and he's no longer dependent somehow on someone else's vision.

Oh, and I have to say: BEAKER! LOVE!!!!!! (and so appropriate for Newt...)
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Bluemutantfreak Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
I remember you saying something about Newt being a Harry Potter RPC/OC (can't quite remeber -.-) and something about sticking him in a straight jackets for the X-men XD...fune times~~~

Your style really had changed, defernetly more stylised but I wouldn't saying it used to be "anime"
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Bilious Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
I stopped trying because that was my attempt at Anime XD ((the top four anyway))

What's teh difference between RPC/OC? XD I use my OCs for RP all the time, but they still have their own story XD
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Bluemutantfreak Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
There's no difference, I'm just being awkward. XD
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Himitsu-Keeper Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shit O_O your style have made a HUGE turn.. and wowh I'm just so jealous of that XD
wowh! you are such an awesome artis *takes hat of for you*
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Bilious Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
I think I really came into myself when I started to move away from anime-style XD STill trying to find my own artistic voice, but I'm certainly getting there! :D
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Himitsu-Keeper Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh heck yes you did, that style of yours ir really your own, I really hope to see something animated by you or in your style some day ^_^
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Bilious Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Well, there's my stop motion and creepy things on my youtube, but I'm afraid until I get the patience for Flash it'll have to wait until I land a character design job somewhere XD
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saburu91 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I see a chin got pointer, a Hogwarts style robe (you Slytherin maniac XD) and a Mythbusters shirt !
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Bilious Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
Mythbusters shirt? XD it's a MUPPETS shirt!

lolol he used to be a harry potter fan character XD but evolved out of it XD
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saburu91 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Student Digital Artist
It evolved to an OC.


He learnt pointy chin XD
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pageboy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
ANIME NEWTS 4EVER.
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Poor Newt- he's always the guine pig! ;>

Love how he's changed though. You've always had a great style, especially with people (I suck at people, I envy), and it's neat to see how it's grown. :>
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Bilious Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Aww thanks! X) Yeah, people are my strong point- I've been working to get better at animals, though! :D
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ginchael Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Did someone say Weeaboo?

I think someone just said weeaboo.
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Bilious Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
WEEABOO ANDROGENEWT!
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manic-pixie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
...my gods, he's come a long way.....
i commend thee!
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Bilious Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeeeah it's funny how characters evolve! X) I could set up evolutions for some of my newer characters too but he's one of my eldest and I figured it showcased the most progress X)
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Polindsay Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
Aw he hit an awkward stage and never quite grew out of it XD
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bfb5 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
The chin gets pointier and pointier... :omg:
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Bilious Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
lol he's actually been blunted since then but I don't have a more current picture of him that I really like XD I'll edit it once I do.
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bfb5 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
Blunter is better. :nod:
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Bilious Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
He's still very angular, I justblunted hte tip of his chin XD
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creid Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
2002 is the earliest Newt has been around? Hard to imagine but that's pretty wild. Can't believe we've known each other for nearly as long as his existence. How time flies XP

Pimple-faced Newt's my favourite incarnation hands down. Poor kid...
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Bilious Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
lolol I may have dated it wrong, I can't remember, but I invented him around or just before my senior year of highschool, and those are the earliest pix I could find of him XD When he's a teenager, he's quite the buck-toothed pizza face X)

but d'aww yeah, man, we've been 'net friends since like forever and a half! lol gaianewbs X)
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creid Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
Haha, yeah, its really only been 4-5 years but it feels like ages now, hehe.

Anyway, incorrect date or not, that's a heck of a commitment to an OC. The oldest character I have that I can recall is... myself in cartoon form and I don't think that would really count XD There is "Cidius Creid" that I often use but its usually nothing more than a name. There have been so many different Creid characters I've created but I've never set any one of them to be the Creid XP

Its a good thing you keep those older sketches handy though, I heard there's been a bit of a tiff with Orphan Works >_> Har har :D
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Bilious Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
oooh Orphan works 9_9 Big lot of hullabaloo if you ask me XD

I have characters I still use that are even older than Newt! Uesse and Jeremy for two! :D
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invader-hime Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
YAY.
LOLZ.
He gets progressively more neurotic looking.
He's adorkable ^_^
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Lokotei Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
He started out as a Harry Potter character? Ha! That's so cool! I have a friend whose most beloved character started out as Demona from Gargoyles youthened so she could be raised right to not be evil. She doesn't remotely resemble her anymore, but for the blue skin and tale.
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Bilious Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
XDDDD YES! He was my harry potter role playing character- I got really mad because he was SUPPOSED to be pretty homely all the way through, but I totally couldn't capture him in drawing, and people kept still treating him like he was OMGHOT and/or tried to give him a makeover. Eventually he got his own series, kept the magic, lost the Rowling and gained my own set of "magic-physics" X) <33
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Lokotei Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's cool, and props for creating a homely character. It's kind of hard to do. I've got this one, Vice, who I've been developing lately, and he's not unattractive so much as he doesn't take care of himself. And ex-junky chainsmoker, he's pretty gaunt, especially in the face. He's got permo-bags under his eyes and really defines cheebones, and his hair is kinda limp. And his teel are yellow. That's hard to do. I mean, really hard. Especially because he's of a magical race of being who can change their appearance at will. It just shows how little he cares that he won't even bother to fix his teeth.
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Bilious Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
It's not that hard to make an ugly character! X) Just don't draw them pretty! lololol. I think most of it is just a fear of the ugly- making things asymmetrical or contrary to what is "popular"/"aesthetically pleasing" works well- for skinny characters, just knowing your bone structures and how the skin would pull or droop or whatnot is a key!

bad teeth are fun to draw XDD
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Lokotei Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The asymmetry is actually the hard part for me, making it look right from different angles. I've got one who has a crooked smile, and it looks good from one side, but not so much from the other, so it's hard.

Ah, well. I admit that I have tons to learn still.
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Bilious Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
I find when trying to get used to new or difficult characters, I usually will draw them from various angles, front/ left side, right side at least to try to picture how their face would look three dimensionally- makes it easier to conceptualize it.

I have this one character who's been giving me trouble that I haven't been able to pin down on paper just yet, and his face is riddled with scars which makes it even harder, let alone what his actual facial structure is!
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JBantha Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Great... i'm... kind of... speechless.. Fav+
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Bilious Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
lol speechless how? XD poor guy just got homelier over the years XDD
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