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William Evolution by Zimeta William Evolution by Zimeta
William in various stages of design!
Sorry the middle one only has my angry Will practice. I couldn't find my other stuff. ^^;

The first one is - obviously - my first drawings of him (pre-comic). And the last one is the final version.

I got a lot better at drawing animals through the 520 pages of my comic. AND. I also learned how to draw hats. They were seriously difficult for me before, but drawing a comic that takes place in a '40s themed era requires lots of hats, so I got plenty of practice.

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who-stole-MY-name Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's allways intresting, watching characters evolve :nod:
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VampiraLady Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
middle one is interesting too! :)
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Dr-Reggie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I won't lie, in many ways I kind of preferred William's old look, the way he originally looked when the comic began. He seemed more animal-like, easier to identify as a weasel. But I also find and agree his current look to be an improvement, and it works better for the serious tones in the comic. It also makes it easier to relate to on a whole, with those human like features and all. I'll be a little sad to see the old pages be replaced by updated ones to be honest, but it's also good to be consistent, and a comfort also knowing that the old pages aren't forever gone. Who knows, maybe it'll be a joy to re-read the comic again once those pages have been updated.

Will you also be showing the evolution of other characters?
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure if I can find all the first drawings of the other characters, but we'll see!
I have a lot of junk around my room. :XD:

Maybe I'll put up the old pages in a big bundle on DevianART for those who still want to see 'em.
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Dr-Reggie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like that actually. Would save a lot of time and space just downloading them.
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will do!
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GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see a sort of Disney style in the first incarnation. Also like his rage studies in the second.:thumbsup: Always amazing how much a character's design develops!
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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EfiWild Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The last design fits better with the story.
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod:
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HedgehodgeMonster Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
he still looks like he lives in a van and throws piss at people TF2's Sniper
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Zimeta Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure who "TF2's Sniper" is, but... thanks? ^^;
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HedgehodgeMonster Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[link]

pretty sure I made this comparison back when this comic started
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TempusReflections Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I did notice throughout the comic that his design was tweaked (especially when you compare the last chapters with the first one).
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Zimeta Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup! That's why I've redrawn the first chapters of the comic. :)
I'll be uploading them soon!
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wackko200 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice art you got there!:)
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strange-one Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Will looks rage-tastic in those middle shots! Pretty neat though.

If I did this everything would probably look the same throughout the years. :D
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Zimeta Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yeah. I wish I could've found other drawings, but I have no idea where I put 'em. ^^;
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Charanty Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Looks awesome)
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ooMormunaoo Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
awhh new one looks good :3
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Zimeta Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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JZLobo Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can see how he evolved from the second to the third in your comic. While the third version is more apropriate for the serious tone of the story, I did enjoy the more cartoony look of the second version too.
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Zimeta Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Jaggid-Edge Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's amazing to see such a sophisticated evolution of a character. I bet you got to know and love him as you went on =)
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Zimeta Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup! He's my brain baby! :D
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Jaggid-Edge Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How strange is it for you to look at the comparisons?
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, not very. Since I stared at my comic over and over, I'm used to the jump in designs. :D
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mrcontroversial Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I like how all the facial expressions for the middle design shows him screaming. :lol: :lmao: LOL :)

But all jokes aside, the maturity of Will grew not within the character, but with the character design itself. It's like they mirrored each other as they grew and developed over time. :)
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Zimeta Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. :XD:
I know I must have other drawings of the middle version somewhere, but I'm too lazy to go diggin'.
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mrcontroversial Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOL

I feel ya! :) It does make a wonderful set though.
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BlazingCoral Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, he's changed a lot! The first design looks a bit more Disney-esque.

Looks like his muzzle kindof got more angular as time went on. XD
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Zimeta Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sure did! It was easier to draw him that way since I had to draw him eighty gazillion times over the course of the comic. Hehehe.
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Dragonrose36 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's because our Dad and brother have superhero chins.
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HuffingtontheOnly Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow... that is a huge difference. Honestly, I like both the first and last designs.
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Zimeta Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind any of them of course, but the last one is definitely best for the material of the comic. :)
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HuffingtontheOnly Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
definitely
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Blinded-Djinn Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow very sweet I love the concept designs of him their drawn amazingly :D
I love how you draw poses their the best :heart:
William is one of my favs in the comic you did :)
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Zimeta Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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