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12 years of improvement by loish 12 years of improvement by loish

I found a sketchbook from 2004 and decided to revisit a few of the drawings with my current skillset! I remember what I wanted to achieve at the time but couldn’t because I was struggling with volumes, gesture, and confidence in my linework. I always recommend this exercise to people who are struggling with art block so they can see how much their work has evolved, even if it’s just over the course of a few months - it really helps put your skills into perspective!

last two images are of crysta from ferngully, and ariel from the little mermaid :) drawn on paper and scanned into photoshop; 2004 versions were drawn with tria makers/van gogh pencils/mechanical pencils, and the 2016 versions are all mechanical pencils scanned into photoshop and then colored/edited to resemble the original versions.

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:iconfeihime:
Feihime Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018   General Artist
when I see that blue old one I always get thoughts of ''she has some big hands''
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PastelCloud000 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Wow.....
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thedoughNUTer Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist
The emotion and body structure is more mature, but I also feel you are drawing two different people entirely, ever heard of "look-alikes" or doppelgangers? They look similar, but honestly I still like your old ones too because they have a fullface. I do love the shadow and movement in the new ones as well.
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018
that's an interesting take! yes, i see what you mean. thanks for the kind words!
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:iconshadowgirlfan:
Shadowgirlfan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018
Crysta! Childhood Memories >w<
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:iconlovenomous:
lovenomous Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have improved so much over the years! It's so cool to see how your style developed. 
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:iconmemori-p:
Memori-P Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ferngully— YEA awesome work Loish
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:iconflo311:
FLO311 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great drawing,I like This kind of memes 
I was born in 2004...🙃
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner May 15, 2018
so young! 
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:icongalatepes:
GalaTepes Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Student General Artist
Loish I think somebody trace or  steal your job www.instagram.com/p/BaokBFID9a…
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner May 15, 2018
i think that's just a sketch of the same character from FernGully! 
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:iconmerridewroad:
MerridewRoad Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
No wonder you're so good, you've been drawing for so long ;o
I was just a little preschooler in 2004 jeez
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:iconchiaco6589:
Chiaco6589 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
That's really encouraging for all of us arts newbies...thanks a lot for sharing! :)
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:iconnewstardream:
NewStarDream Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Student General Artist
I have you followed on fb! I didn't know you had a DA. Automatic watch^^
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:iconartdumper:
artdumper Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I honestly like both styleHeart Heart 
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:iconazuralyn:
Azuralyn Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Student Digital Artist
great improvement!
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:icondonniezlight:
DonnieZlight Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
That's so awesome.
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:icons-forester:
S-Forester Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
There was nothing wrong with the early work.  Old and new are both terrific.
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:iconepicpompadourdude:
epicpompadourdude Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
you were shit back then
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:iconentula:
Entula Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
Very inspiring!
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:iconattalus:
Attalus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice improvements
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:iconkyrtuck:
kyrtuck Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, you improved a lot.
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:icondragonicoverlord14:
dragonicoverlord14 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
Honestly only the first seems to have changed the most. ;X
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:icondarinhuddy:
DarinHuddy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017   Digital Artist
:D (Big Grin) Congratulations and well done!
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:iconsha337repub:
sha337repub Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Did you take classes, or just time?
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:iconmatosha72:
Matosha72 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Wow
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:iconkiinnosti:
Kiinnosti Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Nice work! Time and effort sure pays off! :>
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:icongyakusatsucity:
GyakusatsuCity Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Student General Artist
Niiice
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:icontwilightshimmer2:
twilightshimmer2 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
awww, cute
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:iconmontarou-chi:
Montarou-chi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
AMAZING
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:iconjasminefractals:
JasmineFractals Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing. So inspiring
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:iconxandimus:
XandImus Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017   General Artist
grand impressive improvements indeed!
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:iconecuasage:
ecuasage Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Really amazing progress! but I have to say that the one on the left 2004 would have stood alone very well as a style for an anime or manga/comic strip. 
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:icondustsiege:
dustsiege Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the 2004 ones aren't bad at all but the 2016 ones have so much more personality to them :D
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anicentprophecies Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Student General Artist
Omg that's Crysta!
I loved that movie a lot :D
But even then, you had a good grip on proportions too. It's funny to see how much your art style changed that much tho
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:iconoomxeoo:
oomxeoo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Student Filmographer
i love the style of these. very cool
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:iconhami-san:
Hami-san Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you have gotten so much better! amazing :D
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:iconkrookyjj:
krookyjj Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
I was 2 in 2004.
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:iconpuchatapanda:
PuchataPanda Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I, m not sure, but i think that i saw it on "Widzorożce Olsikowej"
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:icondrakynfly:
Drakynfly Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Student General Artist
YAY! Ferngully. Favorite kids movie
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:iconkyo4kusanagi:
kyo4kusanagi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
so much changes in your art ~
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:iconowinter:
oWinTer Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it's stunning how much you've improved with time!!! All three look beautiful!!! <3
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:iconmercenaryx:
MercenaryX Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
More?
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:iconshodanicron:
Shodanicron Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
interesting to see the growth in style!
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:iconartistviews202:
artistviews202 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing!!!! I love your art style😊😊😊😊
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:iconrebeccahap:
rebeccahap Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
I LOVE this style.
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:iconbradyscott:
bradyscott Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Good work!
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:iconnichszanproductions:
NichSzanProductions Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Im impressed! You did improve a lot!
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:iconfellsbestfriend:
FellsBestFriend Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!love it, i luv when people improve
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:icongirlofdust:
girlofdust Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Student General Artist
I'm about where you were in '04. We'll see if I'm as good as you in twelve years!
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