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behold- the improvement meme-- updated with 2017!! by Lilith-the-5th behold- the improvement meme-- updated with 2017!! by Lilith-the-5th
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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:iconterrainia:
Terrainia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Artist
Looks like you need some portraits to do in 2107....might be able to help with that lol
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:iconlilith-the-5th:
Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Professional
Definitely up for it :lol:
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Flame-TheCat Featured By Owner Edited Jan 19, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  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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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  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 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  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 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I SEE SO MUCH IMPROVEMENT WOWWWW

in ten years holy crap 8D
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:iconlilith-the-5th:
Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional
Thank you Sophia! 8D
IT'S STRANGE TEN YEARS PASSED ALREADY
*feels old xDDD
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MagpieOnMars Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  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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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  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 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  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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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  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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MagpieOnMars Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Indeed :( I suppose I prefer colouring with digital art because mistakes can be easily corrected, and it's easier to mix the colour you want. I like painting with oils too, but it's hard to get darker tones without using black paint, which can look a bit out of place in some paintings.
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional
I've tried using oils, but as I have no patience at all, I always mess up everything:laughing: I admire you for managing to use them!
I think I should try them again with time. I've also heard of alkyds, which are similar to oil but dry faster- that would be a good compromise for me :D
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MagpieOnMars Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
I can understand where you're coming from, I'm not usually very patient myself(or at least not with digital drawings, hence why I skip the lineart). But I like oil painting because I feel I have the time to blend the paint, unlike with acrylics or watercolour. It's quite relaxing and feels more fulfilling than a pencil drawing to see how it comes together. How quickly to alkyds dry?
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional
I think the alkyds dry completely in a day or a couple of days. It's far quickier, and emulates the oils quite good...at least that's what I've read :?
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leonardoselbach Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  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 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  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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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  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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:iconjohnnydwicked:
johnnydwicked Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Dramatic improvement as expected. :)
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:iconlilith-the-5th:
Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional
dramatic you say?=D really?XD
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:iconjohnnydwicked:
johnnydwicked Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Filmographer
yes! XD

It went from simple to full blown painting! XD
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional
aw,i see!thank you!X3
i'll do my best to improve more in the next years!:3
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johnnydwicked Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Filmographer
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Mello-Drama-Reborn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  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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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
un costante miglioramento sulla via della micia XD complimenti si vede l'impegno
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional
grazie mille amore mio!:3 farò del mio meglio per essere sempre più micia...sempre più tua micia :D
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Lynaxia Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What an amazing improvement! You really made a huge progress over the years! :) And I'm looking forward to seeing that new work of yours ;)

Oh, and you too throw away works which you don't like? I thought that I was the only one doing that :XD:
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional
aww thank you so much dear!:excited: i'm doing my best to make a picture worth of the wait:w00t:

ahah and i'm also glad i'm not the only one!XD
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Ninjacatmuffin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, there's so much improvement here! O: I've notice that throughout the years, you've developed your own style and improved with inking and coloring. I'm also looking forward to that new piece...I can't wait to see it!
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional
aw thanks Ashley!:love:
i hope i can improve even more during the next years,despite my lazyness and my artblocks XD
aw,i'll do my best to finish it soon!but the violin is killing me :'D
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Ninjacatmuffin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I say to go for it! 8D

Artblocks are evil little things, aren't they? They've plagued me many times.
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Hanna-Riikka Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is so nice to see! I definitely should do this, too (oooohohohoo, all the embarrassing drawings!! :XD:)!
I can see lots of improvement there. The coloring has got so much better and I like the way you've found your own style.
And be sure that there won't be too many seconds after you've submitted that new piece here and I've faved it! :lol: Love it already!
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional
thank you Hanna!:heart: i'd love to see yours!=D (i'm so embarassed of my old drawings too!ahahaha XD)
aw,thankie!:giggle: he's Lilith's lover,it's really hard making him look fascinating and handsome enough ;3 i'm very happy you like him already!:love:
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Hanna-Riikka Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'll try to make one at some point. I just wonder where should I start it since I've drawn since I was little... :XD:
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CombotheBeehen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Scommetto che nel 2012 tornerai come nel 2004, lol.

Ma è bellissimo questo miglioramento! Ah, Terranort <333.
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional
ahaha spero proprio di no!:'D
grazie mille cara!<3 eh sì,non potevo non inserirlo ;D
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Puukocho Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :D
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional
aww,thank you!:love:
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