I'm one of those artists that loves to go back and rehash or add to older works (granted, they have to be a lot older, to the point where I can't remember drawing them or can't stand looking at them any more).
Generally, I try to avoid redoing a piece completely as once it's "out of my system", so to speak, I don't like going back to do it again.
Having said that, I find something very satisfying about watching an older work slowly update to my current technical level/method of thinking.
In the illustration on the right, the figure on the left with the single colour hair was completed 3 years ago (and looked exactly as shown except with a garish background) and the one on the right is the one I'm in the process of updating.
Looking at it, it never ceases to amaze me the extent of either my laziness or limits of my abilities back then... probably the former as it looks like I didn't even bother with the lower half of the body or the arms.
Anyway, the good part about working this way is that I have folders and folders full of digital images or scanned drawings I can go back and rework and each time it feels like starting a whole new project all over again, without the mental effort of actually conceptualising something new. Cop-out? maybe, but sometimes it's nice to see some small proof of how far you feel you've come. ;)
I am Vee.
Artist, Jeweller, Designer, jack of many useless trades, mental archive of many useless facts.