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Drawing Improvement Meme
By AquaGalaxy   |   Watch
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Published: June 9, 2017
I reached 10000 watchers. Wow that's a lot. 
Yeah a lot happened within the first few years I was drawing ponies. Lots of leaps with style change and that sort. 
I think I've been drawing long enough to actually make one of these things. Unfortunately I'm pretty disappointing because if feels like my drawing skills have just 
stagnated and even dropped after 2015. To top it off I really haven't drawn much in the past 2 years at all. The amount of art I drew in 2014 alone is almost 5 times of 2016+2017 (so far) altogether.  
School hit me hard, but It wasn't the workload itself. (which should've been manageable if i didn't procrastinate) it was me being a dumb dumb stressed out idiot who thought procrastination was a good idea. yeah it really wasn't. I got around 5-6 hours of sleep on most days. Sometimes 2-4 if I was studying for a test. Bad decisions I make in my life Annoying Headbanging Trash Dove Facebook Emoticon  But at least I haven't pulled an all nighter yet!

Deviantart has been one hell of a ride. I think really the best part is how much the people I've met inspired me to draw more. Try new things, an in overall help me develop my style. 
So I think its also due time for me to list some of my style inspirations. 
When I started off, and was still mostly in the anime drawing community Yamio was one of my greatest inspirations, and that also affected my early on pony lineart style (ultra shiny haha)
Later on I discovered Tsitra360 which was what made me try out doing some black and white art with the realistic hair and shading. and then, probably one of my favorite artists, Huussii made me want to try out more backgrounds. Really amazing composition, colours, and scenery. If you haven't watched huussi, man are you missing out. `u` Speaking of backgrounds, I also was really inspired by Rain-Gear amazing bg art. I loved the smooth glow his drawings always had. He unfortunately doesn't go on DA anymore, but his gallery is still there and beautiful :D Also it was always fun going to the guy's streams. I'll miss em.
Someone I found a bit later on, but also someone who really inspired me with their anatomy. I loved her art the moment I saw it QVQ. Earthsong9405. Like man, the way she draws ponies is so beautiful and creative. ( they all go so well with the character traits too!) Also the headcannons she writes are When the Deviation/Art/Upload is Just Right (icon) . I actually did a few collabs with her and that always got me squealing haha. I was super excited when she asked haha.
Truth be told there are a lot more inspirations, but if I listed them all, I'd be sitting here for hours. `y`


If you have any questions feel free to ask! :3 I'll reply. 


 

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xxTIDxx|Student General Artist
WOW
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sixpathspony's avatar
Nice collection! I'll be sure to help you add more to your list. ;)
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ChAPony's avatar
Well done! Keep going! Perhaps, at least, one of us will get somewhere great... *anxiety intesifies*
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GanondoxEdited |Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, didn't know you're so young. Don't worry, I think all of us were dumb dumbs at this age. You'll probably pull your first all nighter in college. :P
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DallasBlack's avatar
Considering how young you are and as much improvement you made, there's no way to go but up.
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Bixbytes|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had no idea you were so young when I followed you. Keep at it! Your skill is already well beyond your years
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You've come a very long way, and you have immensely improved! Your sense of color is blasting with light and is always so vibrant and expressive! I remember when you were making this pony AU comic. Gosh I envy your ability to set emotion through your colouring so much... I think it's one of my absolute favourite styles to look at :heart:
I always thought your work felt very dreamy, your intense strokes give a blast of emotion and movement. This is a very hard to make art have so much movement. It is definitely one of your strong points, as it is painterly and not graphic, yet you manage to combine both in a very unique way :love:

Congratulations on reaching 10k watchers, I wish you many more to come and get to experience the amazing art of yours <33
Thank you for sharing! :hug:

Considering school you should be around your final year of Highschool/ college? Man.. my final years of school when I was 16-18 was hell. I do't even know how I managed to draw back then with all the procrastination and self loathe I had because of it. If I am not mistaken it must have been the years my gallery was mostly filled with gift art. It was the only thing that kept me going somehow, as everything else was falling apart.
It must be very difficult for you ;__; please don't blame yourself for anything..! Sometimes, when people like us have tons of stuff on their plate, they tend to shut off as a defence mechanism. But then guilt always follows afterwards for the lost time (tIME is an illUSION PLS). So it really isn't your fault.. your mind needs a break. School is DIFFICULT! And you made it this far. Never stop following your dreams.. you can do this :heart:
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Rayhiros|Hobbyist Artist
I am in awe how much you could improve yourself. You forged an impressive talent and you can be proud about it.
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Thank you! QuQ
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Rayhiros|Hobbyist Artist
You are welcome. ^^
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FrenkieArt's avatar
It's amazing what you've achieved in such a short time. Especially 2013 was fast improvement. Congrats and keep your work coming ;)
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AquaGalaxy's avatar
Thank you! C:
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MrBarthalamul|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really jealous of your improvement between 2012 and 2013. Though, I suppose that's to be expected if you draw all the time... 

Oh how I've screwed over my chances at being awesome. >_<
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Ur never screwed at your chances to be amazing just cause other younger ppl have better art XD
I know tons of artists younger than me that are way more skilled. 
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MrBarthalamul|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the kind words :) You have impeccable timing as I was just thinking about why I even try. Cheers!
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Charmilious|Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really happy that I found your art and it all amazes me 
you're younger than I thought and that's REALLY impressive! I would love to see more art from you in the future ^_^
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Thank you so much! `u`
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MlpSnowCloud|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, you where so good from the begining! Like, HOW?!
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AquaGalaxy's avatar
XD lots of drawing haha. Maybe a bit of luck
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MlpSnowCloud|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think its a blessing!
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xVenek's avatar
Only one word. WOW OwO
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Thank you ^w^
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UnexpectedHurricane's avatar
You're doing an amazing arts and you did a great improvement! Keep it going and good luck :D
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Thanks! :3
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