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behold- the improvement meme-- updated with 2017!!
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Published: November 15, 2011
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EDIT- added the ones from 2017! Thank you so much for helping me choose the pictures to showcase with the polls!:heart: It's been fun seeing what you chose! :D
(Little note about the third pic- as far as I've seen, the blue dragon and the picture of me as a draconic have been battling! They kept being at 1 vote of difference, sometimes even, sometimes won one and sometimes another...I chose the one I like the most, and that shows improvement within dragons!




With time I've found a VERY old drawing of mine, which shall be added to the meme as soon as I find some other pictures of my Elementary school--- yes, that's right! I've found an illustration from my 2nd grade! xDDD Here it is:
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my drawings from 2004 onwards...i think there's a huge improvement since i was 14-15 :'D
now seriously,i have this insane habit of throwing away those works i don't like anymore,so most of my older works are nowhere to be found.it was quite difficult finding those works made before i joined dA!
...of course,i didn't put any drawings from 2003 and from the previous years because i'm not even sure i still have any of them.

Just a little proof that we all start from somewhere, and we can actually do better with practise:heart:

thanks for watching,and hope you enjoyed looking at my works, from the oldest(crappy) ones to the newest ones:heart:

the original template is here:heart: kamaniki.deviantart.com/art/03… :heart:
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Terrainia's avatar
Terrainia|Professional Artist
Looks like you need some portraits to do in 2107....might be able to help with that lol
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lilith5th's avatar
lilith5th|Professional
Definitely up for it :lol:
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Flame-TheCatEdited |Hobbyist Photographer
It must feel very good to see how one has improved through the years when one does something like this. I'm sure you have worked very hard to improve so much through the years. I hope you keep on improving and getting better. Thanks for letting us see so much of your work :3
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Riemea|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you really improved so much in these 10 years! And I definitely see improvement in the last two years - your usue of colour in particular has improved ver much. Keep up the wonderful work!
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lilith5th's avatar
lilith5th|Professional
Thank you very much!:blush: I'm really glad you also see improvement in the latest years. I'm definitely looking forward to get better and better! :D
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Riemea's avatar
Riemea|Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome! All the best for your future art endeavors! :la: Improvement is a great thing :D
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Sorelliena's avatar
Sorelliena|Professional Digital Artist
I SEE SO MUCH IMPROVEMENT WOWWWW

in ten years holy crap 8D
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lilith5th's avatar
lilith5th|Professional
Thank you Sophia! 8D
IT'S STRANGE TEN YEARS PASSED ALREADY
*feels old xDDD
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MagpieOnMars|Professional General Artist
Very inspiring! I feel I can relate to your progress, although I've probably got a bit to go before I'm at the same skill level you are now. Then again that might be because I don't use digital art as much s:
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lilith5th|Professional
Thank you!:glomp:
I'm sure you'll get better with digital art, too. I think there's a some kind of synergy between traditional and digital practises, I think making traditional works doesn't exclude an improvement in digital ones at all. :D
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MagpieOnMars|Professional General Artist
I suppose not, helps you get an idea for shading and the like. I'm just a bit useless when it comes to a few things in digital art, and one of those things is detail. I keep smudging too much stuff and losing the detail and the texture, whereas in a pencil drawing it's a bit easier for me to make that texture and I'm a little more confident with details. I'm bad at having a set process too, I don't usually lineart things and my colouring method always changes. Suppose that could be a good thing, but it's annoying and makes it hard to know what I'm doing right.
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lilith5th|Professional
Uhm, in that case I see what you mean. I think I can relate with this with the case of watercolours. I guess we can agree both help the eye and colour theory, but there's a great difference between the techniques and both must be learnt.
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leonardoselbach|Professional Interface Designer
You just keep getting better and better.
Wow, to think we've known each other for 4 years now lol xD
I'm really old :'D
Keep practicing and doing your best~ /o/
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Kerowin4Moons|Professional General Artist
Complimenti per gli straordinari progressi :love: Amo guardare gli improvement meme degli altri artisti (fosse solo perché mi danno la pia illusione che anch'io ho ancora delle speranze :D), come dire ... c'è qualcosa di magico nel riconoscere le iniziali influenze e poi vedere l'evoluzione di uno stile proprio.
Quello che mi viene sempre da chiedermi in questi momenti sia se i "salti di qualità" (chiamamoli così vah) siano dovuti a scelte premeditate, all'insieme di circostanze oppure siano solo frutto della naturale crescita dell'artista ... tu che ne pensi? :D
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lilith5th|Professional
aww grazie mille!:love:
anch'io adoro guardare gli improvement meme,o i "before and after"...tendo spesso a ri-disegnare vecchi lavori e guardare i cambiamenti di stile da un momento all'altro,mi piace vedere i progressi-così mi piace vedere quelli degli altri=D
uhm...ti direi-un po' tutte le cose =D
per quel che mi riguarda,i primi cambiamenti nella parte alta del meme erano per lo più stati dettati da un cambiamento di gusti...ero molto più influenzata dallo stile manga rispetto a ora,e saltavo dall'influenza di un artista ad un altro (penso che le ultime influenze più visibili siano quelle di death note e bleach)...di recente invece,i miei cambiamenti sono voluti,sto cercando di avvicinarmi ad uno stile più realistico X3
c'è anche da dire che frequentare il liceo qualche anno fa ha cambiato molto il mio modo di vedere le cose =D
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johnnydwicked|Professional Filmographer
Dramatic improvement as expected. :)
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lilith5th|Professional
dramatic you say?=D really?XD
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johnnydwicked|Professional Filmographer
yes! XD

It went from simple to full blown painting! XD
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lilith5th's avatar
lilith5th|Professional
aw,i see!thank you!X3
i'll do my best to improve more in the next years!:3
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Mello-Drama-Reborn|Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh.
Y-You used to have the animu style, and now it is all realistic and stuff.
OAO
STOP BEING GOOD AT EVERYTHING NGGGGGGH. <33
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lilith5th|Professional
:'D my style changed a lot didn't it!i started drawing making CLAMP's fanarts,but unluckily i don't have any drawings from that time anymore ç__ç
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Mello-Drama-Reborn|Student Traditional Artist
Well, that isn't a bad thing!
B'aaaaaaaw, I would've liked to see them. ovo
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Fenrir--the-2nd|Professional Digital Artist
un costante miglioramento sulla via della micia XD complimenti si vede l'impegno
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lilith5th|Professional
grazie mille amore mio!:3 farò del mio meglio per essere sempre più micia...sempre più tua micia :D
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