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Drawing Improvement Meme by AquaGalaxy Drawing Improvement Meme by AquaGalaxy
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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:iconemeraldartofficial:
EmeraldArtOfficial Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Student General Artist
WOW
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sixpathspony Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
Nice collection! I'll be sure to help you add more to your list. ;)
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ChAPony Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017
Well done! Keep going! Perhaps, at least, one of us will get somewhere great... *anxiety intesifies*
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Ganondox Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2017  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 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017
Considering how young you are and as much improvement you made, there's no way to go but up.
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:iconbixbytes:
Bixbytes Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  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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Konveekou Featured By Owner Edited Jun 13, 2017
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 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  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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:iconaquagalaxy:
AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
Thank you! QuQ
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:iconrayhiros:
Rayhiros Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
You are welcome. ^^
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FrenkieArt Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
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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:iconaquagalaxy:
AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
Thank you! C:
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MrBarthalamul Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  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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AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
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 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  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 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  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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AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
Thank you so much! `u`
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:iconmlpsnowcloud:
MlpSnowCloud Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, you where so good from the begining! Like, HOW?!
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:iconaquagalaxy:
AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
XD lots of drawing haha. Maybe a bit of luck
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MlpSnowCloud Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think its a blessing!
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xVenek Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
Only one word. WOW OwO
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AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
Thank you ^w^
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UnexpectedHurricane Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
You're doing an amazing arts and you did a great improvement! Keep it going and good luck :D
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AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
Thanks! :3
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Katszup Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
You're one of my more big inspirations from 2014 <3
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:iconaquagalaxy:
AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
Thank you! QvQ
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Imagination-Soars Featured By Owner Edited Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*looks at 2012*
Yeah that's about average for a 12/13 year old artist-
*looks at 2013*
YOU WERE MAKING THAT AT AGE 13/14??!!
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AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
XD yeah I drew a lot in 2013, went a bit nuts
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artiermis Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017   Digital Artist
there's so much improvement and it's honestly super inspiring
your journey looks so amazing so far and i hope it continues for a long time!
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:iconaquagalaxy:
AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
Thanks a bunch :') and also thanks for being around so long haha
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ColorTwistdraws Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
Thanks!
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ColorTwistdraws Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! :3
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lexi02 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome improvement! Your very talented!
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AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
Thank you!
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lexi02 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob!
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Althyra-Nex Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe that you honestly deserve every one of your watchers including me.  You are an amazing artist with your own specific style that is just incredible.  I really like the painterly feel of the textures but the and sharpness of digital painting techniques.  You do amazing work and I honestly hope you can go places with it.  I'm trying to go places myself, mainly starting off by having my fan art for all six of the mane six signed by their actresses.  I got Tara Strong to sign my Twilight picture and soon Andrea Libman will be signing my Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy works.  Plus I'm thinking about setting up some storefronts on TeePublic and RedBubble.  To be honest I think you experienced a lot more than I have.  You're incredibly lucky.  
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AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
Thank you so much for your comment :iconlazycryplz: 
That sounds super cool! It must be really exciting meeting them C:

Also i feel like you noted me about something before but I completely forgot about it
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Althyra-Nex Featured By Owner Edited Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome!  Oh yeah, Tara was awesome to meet and this coming July should be really fun for both me and Andrea.  And yeah I think I did send you one...  I don't even remember anymore!  lol.  If I find a note I sent you I'll resend it so it's near the top and you can respond to it if you want.  :)

EDIT:  Just went through my notes and the most recent one was from 2015!  lol  Plus it was about a skype contact request.  I don't even remember that time to be honest.  Hey maybe sometime soon when you have free time we could either do a collab or trade.  I think it'd be fun.  
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AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017
oh XD I see!
And sure, a collab or trade would be cool 
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Althyra-Nex Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't got a lot going on, so I'm pretty sure it will be you to make some time for us to work together.  Plus we gotta figure out what each other should do.   
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AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
Sure! Shoot me a note about whatever ideas you wanna work with
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Althyra-Nex Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds good.  You should see a note from me within a couple days if not today.  I'm just excited to get to work with people again.
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