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2009-2017 by Kuvshinov-Ilya 2009-2017 by Kuvshinov-Ilya

I started to learn how to draw and paint academically at Art Lyceum at 2001 (age 11) - we were tasked to do a lot of daily sketches, landscapes, still lifes,  plaster heads, you name it. 🖌 

I became accustomed to japanese medias like anime, manga and videogames at 2003 - and it blew me away; but the teachers were against of all of it because it wasn’t academical, so it were prohibited to draw manga at school. 🙀 

After I graduated Art Lyceum I went to the Architecture college (2008), where started to draw some manga-like illustrations and fan arts of favourite animes in my free time, because I loved it so much, but it was soo hard to start drawing something like this right from imagination after academical scholarship where basically all you needed to do is to create a nice copy of something you see in front of you. ⚡️

The picture on the left is one of those attempts from 8-9 years ago - I didn’t even know what I was doing, haha, but if I weren’t start to do it little by little at those times, I would never be at where I am now.

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J-Henrique-S Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love to see evolutions ... but then I remember how lazy I am.
Shiningfleur Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Great improvement! You're right: you arrived where you are now thanks also you first drawings. The picture on the left look like a generic anime character, the right one is a personal style with manga references I think.
Folston Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Student Artist
evolution... me too
FuwaCake Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this makes me so motivated, because you are my inspiration so seeing your improvement gives me so much hope 
pavame-agarestia Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
thank you for sharing this; it really is a motivational one...
josedasilvaart Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
well said
arya-tabs Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Education comes in all forms(# includes more than just shapes and sizes).....and the stereotype education system is so cliche and it is a drag to the imaginative and illustrious mind which get dumped in the process to create something aesthetically exotic...well in the eyes of the intellectuals that is.....and it is not only in art in almost every aspect of life....even to and lifestyle....say for lifestyle we run for awkward fashionistas and not for comfort or economy...while the same person will join slogans to aid the poor and preach about voluntary works....again say we don't value much home cooked food but go for overly high priced bland tasting foods from 5 star chefs....and we are to be blamed for all of that! WE NEED TO CHANGE OURSELVES WHATEVER COST IT MAY BE!....some will fail in the path but eventually we get to live our dream and still hope to hope!
GaleLight Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Student Digital Artist
it's nice that you shared the story of your life with us. we all have our own dream to catch up to, that's what make us who we are someday. for you sir, you had achieved it, keep it up DeviantArt 
DisturbingGreen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018   Artist
ahahah at age 11 you were so great at shading legs!
Usako-tan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Student Filmographer
He was 19 when he drew that, he was 11 in 2001 and that drawing is from 2009
Skarndebrax Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
so many difference but, in the other hand, in 2009, your trait was already so clean !!!!
Club-Dreamiverse Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
urboyroco Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
2009 was already great, 2017 is god level !!
reksane Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
Ты лучший.
Keytee-chan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your current art is amazing! ^_^

Though... i prefer your 2009 style, because it's more appealing to me... It's like, the style that i want to draw like, because i'm in love with 90's anime style ^_^
WH5 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
evoluir sempre é algo bom
KAIZAN111 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017
Царь, Бог, Император, и охренительный художник - Илья! 
ZeaNuan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art was my inspiration ... It's show your time effort and your mastery in coloring and emotion (Especially in portrait art) 

Your are my art hero if I can truly say so

I always look at your work as an inspiration
sssberg Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
Thanks for sharing. I love seeing these.
Janespear Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
holy hell the shading in 2009 was so impressive
Gurdim Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017
the start had already solid bases, in terms of composition, pose and shading, but the improvement is simply stellar :)
KALABASA1 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy gajsbsusjwhak! How your drawings get so awesome?!
DTJB Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jagged-eye Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Professional Photographer
Inspired! And Inspiring! Great motivation! Now excuse me, I have some sketching to do!
MegaMr46 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
R.I.P.? Or 8th Anniversary?
Azakra Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like, thanks for sharing!
Dubedition Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
That what we call right there...progress. It's a beautiful  thing to see.
keyhole12 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so jealousWaaaah! 
p4ntsu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
fucking lit man
Laugh-Butts Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
ASYoung87 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017
Great evolution. 
Scorinitron Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Student Artist
lol should have added cat ears on the right lol 
Scorinitron Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Student Artist
THis is amazing lol makes me wish I kept drawing...cause man this is just insane
MetronomeVee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Very inspirational. Thank you for posting this. I dealt with the same stigma of anime while going through college as well. 
MagicMLGDogeXD Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017
2009 looked better
MBalaile Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Bianca-M thalie-illustration  amazing right?
Bianca-M Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really awesome !
Catsylvelis Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2017  Student
To be honest, both of these drawings you did here are barely better than mine. Good to see you improved so bad!

And I'm still expecting for the better future... :brainless:
A-M-S-Art Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing improvement. I love how your style changed from anime/manga style to the current style you have now. 
AlexanderBlackDay Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Great Work!!! Heart 
MyVeryOwnCuppcake Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Student Artist
Awesome to see your art impoves over some years...
sed Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017   Digital Artist
THIS........................................... Is EXCLNT! :iconartfellaplz:
Lalyst Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did anything really help you when you were studying the style you've grown into? what helped you practice?
PistoletPulemyot Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017
Yup, that's what I expected 8 years of practice to look like.
CarlosFCN Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Evolution!!! Loved that deep look from the 2017 version!!
acnero Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
MuzickyART Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017
hi,I like you'r drawing of 2017,
I like  the pose too and the glass of you'r character!

-srry for my bad english, if you think this!
Jackattack681 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017
Sadek94 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017
Love the style
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