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12 years of improvement
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Published: June 22, 2016
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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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BlackShield719's avatar
BlackShield719|Hobbyist Digital Artist
2019 redraws?
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Feihime's avatar
Feihime| General Artist
when I see that blue old one I always get thoughts of ''she has some big hands''
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loish's avatar
haha big hands was the main ingredient of my ~style~ in the 2000s
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Feihime's avatar
Feihime| General Artist
Big Fool Emoji-1 (Thumbs Up) [V2]big hands- big brain! 
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PastelCloud000's avatar
Wow.....
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thedoughNUTer's avatar
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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loish's avatar
that's an interesting take! yes, i see what you mean. thanks for the kind words!
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Shadowgirlfan's avatar
Crysta! Childhood Memories >w<
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lovenomous's avatar
lovenomous|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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Memori-P|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ferngully— YEA awesome work Loish
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FLO311's avatar
FLO311|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great drawing,I like This kind of memes 
I was born in 2004...🙃
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loish's avatar
so young! 
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GalaTepes|Student General Artist
Loish I think somebody trace or  steal your job www.instagram.com/p/BaokBFID9a…
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loish's avatar
i think that's just a sketch of the same character from FernGully! 
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MerridewRoad|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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Chiaco6589|Professional Traditional Artist
That's really encouraging for all of us arts newbies...thanks a lot for sharing! :)
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NewStarDream|Student General Artist
I have you followed on fb! I didn't know you had a DA. Automatic watch^^
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artdumper's avatar
artdumper|Student Traditional Artist
I honestly like both styleHeart Heart 
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Azuralyn's avatar
Azuralyn|Student Digital Artist
great improvement!
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DonnieZlight|Hobbyist Artist
That's so awesome.
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S-Forester's avatar
There was nothing wrong with the early work.  Old and new are both terrific.
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epicpompadourdude's avatar
you were shit back then
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Entula's avatar
Very inspiring!
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Attalus's avatar
Attalus|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice improvements
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