I do it often, because I love my drawings, especially the ones I have published, I really don't have as many as I would like but if changes are noticed, understand that the older your drawing is, the more defects you will find.
Usually when I look through old sketchbooks I just end up screaming in horror, but I'm damn proud of young-me for still getting so much done at that age. Even my comics which were hot steamy dog doody are impressive by the virtue that they even exist, I really wish I had kept my elementary school comics because I made a lot of them. There's some art I did in High School where I actually really like the concept or idea of the drawing, and wish I had that wild imagination that I did back then. Being bored in class was a benefit to me in that way. But even looking at my college art I can see a huge difference in general quality and composition.
I cherish my old art. It reminds me of my childhood and teenage years, the different ways in which my passion and imagination worked, and brings up memories from those time periods. A time period that was generally happier and more carefree. Further, there are pieces that I'm proud to call my own and be a part of a collection of works that has become my gallery. Especially when a piece that at the time I found incredibly challenging or time-consuming is now finished, posted and a few years old already.
Confident. My journey isn't over yet, but when I see my old art, I just admire them. How much I've improved since then, and how much I'll continue to improve. It gives me confidence to know that I'll actually be able to achieve my goals one day. That I'll one day be fully satisfied with my art and to work on projects.
It was a start point. It was a bit more dynamic than my art currently, but had more technical issues. I'm currently enjoying my current works, but trying to find ways to 'revive' the freeness of my older works.
Way back in like 2017 I used to cringe but nowadays I just appreciate how far I've gotten. Some of them I liked for how ambitious they were at the time even if I definitely did not have the skill to pull off the composition
I feel the same way, it's kind of uplifting to know that I'm getting so much better during times where I feel like I'm terrible at drawing or that I'm not getting any better. I still feel like burning all of my old art because I'd be extremely embarrassed if someone saw them