the weekly ink #11

i began reminiscing by flipping through some old art last week and it left me reflecting on the difference between times, how style can change so much in ten years time but still reek of it's origin. everything i looked at felt so dated, mostly because it was, but even more so because i felt dated as well.  i pulled up this old image of a character i created called "Leif" that was drawn on february 18th, 2003.  i thought it might be fun to take the drawing from 11 years ago and rework it completely.  well mostly.  i tried to treat it with the notion that if i came up with the same exact character naturally in 2014, how would i draw it?

below is the reworked version but if you keep moving down, you'll see the 2003 version vs. the 2014 reworked one...

...weekly ink #11 - "leif rework"...

...2003 vs. 2014...