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2003-2016 Improvement Meme by BettyKwong 2003-2016 Improvement Meme by BettyKwong
Edit: Updated it to 2016! (Jan 2, 2017)

This meme is flooding my inbox! I have a lot of fun looking at them though because it shows progress! I haven't actually done one of these before so I thought it would be interesting to do it. XD I recently found some really old backup CDs (thank goodness I found Cds because I dropped my harddrive in Sept.. OTL; -but the cds only contained work from 2003-2006 but hey, better than nothing!). It brings back so many memories.


I don't think I'm improving much though..... must work harder >8C


More of my sketches are on tumblr! bettykwong.tumblr.com

original: kamaniki.deviantart.com/art/03…
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:iconsleepytrickster:
SleepyTrickster Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I am glad it's not too late for me to draw great things
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:iconshulky:
Shulky Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
You can definitely see the progression. I love the original stuff BTW. I recognized some of the pieces since I have them in my fav's folder.
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:iconethere4l:
EtHeRe4L Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
2010 was the turning point, very cool
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:iconjordansweeto:
jordansweeto Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
keep it up!!
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:iconozukikun:
Ozukikun Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Student General Artist
woh! amazing work! 
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:iconkirbopher15:
Kirbopher15 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
You got SUPER good around 2009 and've continued to grow at an astounding rate since then. Be proud; you rock!!
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:iconjaavuu:
Jaavuu Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
You improved a lot, I remembered when I saw "A cake for cherry" for the first time (I was 12-13 years old) and I absolutely love it!

On 2016 when I came back to deviantart I found you again and...well I still liking your work a lot, I really like your painting style Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
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:iconlinkslove:
LinksLove Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the painterly style that you've been developing in recent years! Its so colorful and cartoony, yet so refined and polished and just gorgeous ^_^
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:iconlolo-is-seadoo-ing:
LoLo-is-SeaDoo-ing Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017   Digital Artist
The improvement is amazing <3
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:iconkatagro:
katagro Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017   Artist
awww I watched the animation and totally love it!! :love:
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:iconcruxia:
Cruxia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I remember those 2004 days huuhuu~
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:iconieafy:
ieafy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   Digital Artist
You're improvement is great! 2011 - 2013 jump is pretty impressive. What is it like working full time as an artist?
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:iconbettykwong:
BettyKwong Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
omgosh sorry for the extremely late reply x_x im bad at checking DA.

Thank you!  

Right now I'm really enjoying my work as a full time artist! The experience depends which studio you work for. The company I work at has amazing people so I really like going to work. sometimes there's a lot of work and sometimes there isn't depending on how many projects are going on. so there are tight deadlines at times and sometimes there aren't. I work at a small studio so I get to do a bit of everything (storyboarding, animation, illustration), which is pretty awesome cuz you get to learn different skill sets! (not sure if this answers your question XD;) 
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RinSarahMoin29 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing! :la:
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:iconsage-of-winds:
Sage-of-Winds Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhhh I visited absolute chibiness so much u@ <3
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:iconmosobot64:
mosobot64 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, you're actually not much older than me.  It's really cool to look at your development over the years.
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TofuPower Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Uwaa you improved so much! (HAHA I RECOGNIZE SO MANY OF THE ART <333 ESPECIALLY THE CRACK) 
It was nice seeing you amazing progress betty chu! Keep up the good work >V< <333333333333333333 Looking forward to continuing to watch you grow in your skills!!! 
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:iconjohbee:
Johbee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!  Your style changed so MUCH!  it's awesome now BTW.  :heart:
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:iconlighthouserob:
LighthouseRob Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Wow Betty, looking at your art then and now you've come a long way. Keep up the awesome work. :3
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:iconlinkslove:
LinksLove Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think whats really impressive is that, even as it evolved, your styled remained pretty recognizable over the years. I can look back at the stuff from...really, as far back as 2004 (at least with the two pictured Zelda related images), and compare it to the most recent stuff, and think "Yeah, I can actually tell that this was done by the same person."

I like the really "painterly" effect your art has taken on in the last 4 years, though. :D
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rapidkirby3k Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done, Betty! =) You really have improved! =D
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:iconsheppins:
Sheppins Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you still draw Legend of Zelda stuff?
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:iconbettykwong:
BettyKwong Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I still occasionally!! They're posted on my tumblr [link] .. most are sketches but I should draw some full cgs sometime ;;
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:iconlolibearu:
LoliBearu Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you made any more movies recently?
The one you did previously was so adorable!
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:iconbettykwong:
BettyKwong Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
aw thank you! no i had not, it takes me aloong time to do uu; but I hope to make one again in the future!
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:iconlolibearu:
LoliBearu Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see~
I can't wait!
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:icontimidemerald:
Timidemerald Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think it's amazing that you're still improving! I see a ton of progress in this year alone :D
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:iconbettykwong:
BettyKwong Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ahhh thank you! ;v; you are improving as well. I hope you're enjoying Ringling so far!!!!
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Timidemerald Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problemo! It's really true though ^^
Ahhhh man thanks so much! xD Ringling is pretty awesome, and it means a lot to know I'm gettin' somewhere! Sometimes it's hard to tell because the stuff I draw now is a lot different (and less detailed) compared to my old art xD
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arcana666gothic Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glenn XD
n=beautiful improvement (^v^)b
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:iconkuro-nisshoku:
Kuro-Nisshoku Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh god. I cracked up when I saw the bloody pichu, pikachu, and raichu XD

Nice job :D
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:icononedaysoon:
onedaysoon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
NEKUUU
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:iconneko-rabi:
neko-rabi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student General Artist
KEEP TRYING TO GET RID OF THE ANIMU STYLE YAY DB< !

also, fucking great style. wesome improvement BC
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:iconnikolaspascal:
Nikolaspascal Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oops! sorry wrong people -_-
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:iconnikolaspascal:
Nikolaspascal Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can I cut and change it to 2007 - 2011, cuz I don't keep any artwork from 2003 -2006
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:iconaliceusagi-chan:
aliceusagi-chan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol i think everyone goes through a OMG BURN AND DODGE LETS WORSHIP THEM period. at least i did XD
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:iconbettykwong:
BettyKwong Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ahhaha yes.. the anime worshiping stage hahhaaa XDD
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:iconaliceusagi-chan:
aliceusagi-chan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol xD and every picture you draw in it looks overly shiney in places
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:iconkana-kei:
Kana-Kei Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think i'll ever get rid of my anime style. >O>
Never...
Ever...
And it's called anime...
With a lowercase e.
Sorry,i just have to put emphasis on this,as an otaku.
Bwahaha...
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LissaGirl713 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive: NARUTO FAN!!!
ru narusaku or naruhina??? important questions
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:iconbettykwong:
BettyKwong Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
what.
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AmmoDragon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, u used weeaboo.... my awesome friend jimmy calls me that whenever i see him... it's starting to get on my nerves.... but, i do admit i AM a weeaboo... -_-'
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:icons6i7:
s6i7 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
who is the person in the first picture in the 2008 row?
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:iconbettykwong:
BettyKwong Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's Neku from The World Ends with You
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s6i7 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
oh ok thanks
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ToughToothy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
This is pretty wicked. xDDD
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:iconcooltiger2007:
cooltiger2007 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
I totally can see improve there.. Though I must say.. STARFOX! :la:
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:iconshi-sensei:
Shi-sensei Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
OKay Im an idiot but what is animu exactly...
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:iconbettykwong:
BettyKwong Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
[link]

it's kinda like a joke.. making fun of anime. I don't hate anime though LOL. XD
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Shi-sensei Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
xD LOL
Weeaboo=most of the friends in my anime club. Such losers but I love them,
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