How have your art skills progressed over time?

I'm curious to see how people have gotten better at art, I got the idea from finding this old piece of artwork on my computer.

And then seeing the most recent drawing of the same character, drawn a year after it.

And I'm interested in seeing how other people's art has evolved. So, Do you have any pictures of the same character drawn a long time apart? Or perhaps have you ever redrawn an old art piece? I'm really curious to see. :smile:

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To avoid making a very image-heavy post, I've linked improvement memes I've done.

-2013 VS 2015
-2012 VS 2013 VS 2014
-2007-2013 oh boy...

And here's a couple things from this year to compare:

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2013:


2016:
Not much has changed, actually.

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Actually, I've been drawing the same character's head annually for the past three years, just to see how I'd improve, I'll take pictures of them soon.

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Drawing of mine from 2013:


Drawing of mine from-what, 3 months ago?

I don't think I've improved much.

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About a year and a half ago:

Now:

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Edit: This bloke, also:


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Not the best example I could find, but I thought it'd be interesting to compare the two.

Drawing of Toa Stoax from 2015

Drawing of Toa Stoax from May

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well...

lets just say a few years, some awkward things, and a bunch of other stuff leads to an evolution

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Lol I know I've improved but literally (ok maybe not literally) all of my art is purposely crap so I have no way to show progression lol
I've just started to notice I put more effort into my crap

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This topic implies that I had art skills to begin with.

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I went from only being able to draw 2D blueprint-style weapons or armor to only being able to draw slightly more detailed 2D blueprint-style weapons or armor.

In all seriousness though, my art has drastically improved. I wish I still had images of some of the stuff I drew when I was younger, but alas, I always drew in composition books, and they don't really maintain quality when they're in a stuffed schoolbag for 10 years. I do have a slightly more recent comparison, however:


This piece was drawn in a composition book over a year ago. Still much better than a year or two before, but since then I've improved the design.


As you can see, it's a bit cleaner, and also has better detail. Plus, instead of trading the Elda's mustache for buck teeth, I've now just made it look more like a gas mask or something.

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well my art didn't really change with time
thought i guess i did improve a little

here's an oldish wego drawing

and some recent stuff



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Looks at my old drawings

Looks at my new stuff

O boi

Dis gon be gud.


Here's a clone trooper commander or something that I made in about March or April of 2016

Here's a clone trooper that I made yesterday (October 6, 2016)

Oh, and also, I've started to trace and colour my stuff on my computer

Haven't tried drawing from scratch digitally, though.

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Ok, I'll just compare the oldest drawing I have on my computer with the most recent one :grin:

Here are the Bohrok that I probably drew in early 2002....

And here's Mutran from earlier this year (based on my MOC of him).

I feel like I already made some more progress if I compare Mutran with more recent drawings of MOCs from the Brotherhood Project, though. Those you'll not get to see until the project is finished, however.

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oh god
I don't have any archive form my young age (all were deleted from being a cringey noob)
But I did found this in my SD card:

yeah, thats very unhealthy

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Definitely. I was pretty terrible at art as a kid, but I still did it.
Now, I can use colors well, have decent skills, and can make original designs that aren't terrible.
I will eventually post a re-draw of a monster I made up as a kid.

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I've been learning how to add more detail without making it look overdone.

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