Good morning everyone, how's it going? Today I decided to something I've been wanting to do for a long time: show off my old art!
I actually kept almost all of my old art because it makes me feel better. Often if I'm having a bad day or having difficulty drawing, it can be a positive reminder of how far you've come and all the progress you've made, and not just in an artistic sense. Old stuff can also track your progress as a person and provide an insight into the person you were, a bit like a secrete journal!
Because there's so much of it, I'm obviously not going to show you everything; I'll only put something here if I think it's interesting and relevant. Anyway, without further ado, let's go back in time ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶h̶e̶n̶ ̶I̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶l̶d̶s̶'̶ ̶b̶i̶g̶g̶e̶s̶t̶ ̶g̶o̶d̶a̶w̶f̶u̶l̶ ̶w̶e̶a̶b̶o̶o̶ ̶e̶d̶g̶e̶l̶o̶r̶d̶ ̶y̶a̶y̶!
Hmmm, all of these are probably gonna be out of order. Oh well! When I opened my portfolio, I think this was one of the first things I saw:
I was super proud of this at the time, but OH GOD THE ARMS AND LEGS!!!
What have we here...?
It's some old character designs!!
The above was a picture I did in the style of GoshaDole . I still quite like it tbh.
Wile we're on the subject of character designs, here are some I did about a year and a bit ago. I've been considering introducing these guys for a while actually, although then again they are very important to me and I hope to do something with them someday. Anyway... here they are.
Firstly, she didn't look waaaaaaay younger than normal here... secondly, I don't like the way I drew the face... or the legs... or the hair... and so on...
This one isn't the worst, but I still don't think it's right. You see, this character is actually a robot (albeit a very realistic one), and you can't tell that from this picture at all!
And here's one of the main antagonists. To be fair, I was trying to make her look smug and uncanny, soooo... I guess past me did alright.
Here's a slightly better picture of that pink-haired girl. I should probably make another character ref sheet as she's not even a nurse anymore lol.
Anyway, let's move on! Here's an old watercolour sketchbook!
And this a picture I now despise but was very happy with at the time. This was my first time attempting curly hair so I was super proud of that, but everything else is weird. The fringe looks odd, the face is square, and... the boobs are THE WRONG SHAPE ENTIRELY!!!!
Heheh, does she look familiar? This was my first time drawing Melodie! I actually just came up with her on the spot, and didn't give her a story or a proper, thought-out design until much later. That's usually what happens with my characters...
Now for some REALLY ancient stuff...
Eh, this is taking forever... Lemme move this even further back!
So I think most of the drawings I've shown you so far were made when I was about 13-14... Now I'm gonna show you a few a few I made age 11-12! Now, a lot of it is either kinda private or a copy of someone else's work (I watched a lot of drawing tutorials back then) so basically this is only a tiny fraction of what I produced. But you get the idea.
Oh my gosh, guys...
This is a super primitive watercolour picture which I'm quite attached to! I didn't even use the right paper which is why it's all crumpled and gross, but still... It basically just shows my AC mayor in her town talking to the villagers, but... I actually still like the way the houses came out. I might actually redo this sometime soon so I can show off my progress even more!
I actually used to draw a lot of animals. There's this tiger character who shows up quite a lot, along with this doggy too...
Last but not least...