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Improvement meme by loish Improvement meme by loish
edit - updated to include years up until 2014! changed the layout and added some different art pieces for previous years. /edit

Saw this meme and had to do it! People have been asking to see a sort of timeline of my work, and also, it's just lots of fun to look through old artwork.

for those who don't know what oekaki is, it's a kind of online applet with which you can draw. more info here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oekaki

blank version of meme here: kamaniki.deviantart.com/art/03…

and if you have any questions (about programs, techniques, etc), check out my f.a.q: loish.deviantart.com/journal/6…
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:icontanukid:
Tanukid Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
There was an art in the previous version in the 2006 panel called "Tail Spin" that I'm trying to find. Do you remember that particular art of yours? It looked like this one: [link]
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loish Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016
that one's no longer here on deviantart, found it in my old art folders though!
here it is ~

Finished Cat by loish  
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:icontanukid:
Tanukid Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing Loish! Looks neat!
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:icondaiolupo:
daiolupo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Wow! Thank you for confirming how much I suck at art. Haha! Damn! your self portraits are beautiful too! 
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ResidentFrankenstein Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Student General Artist
This is incredible. Thank you for sharing! Your progress has been phenomenal and you continue to make gorgeous art. (Looking at this gives me some hope for future improvement, thanks!).
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Jiunna Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
oh gosh you really inspire me! ;7; your progress is amazing.
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haruhi98 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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BitterSweetValintino Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this the artist you should me in class?
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esmecelene Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Student Artist
Your progres is amazing to see! And here I am thinking I might be too old to improve my drawings. Finishing my study graphic design in 2 months and hope to start making more work for myself afterwards. Thank you for giving me hope <3
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darinklatt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
Looking at this timeline. I believe I started watching your growth as an artist since early 2007.
It has been a pleasure to follow your work.

Thanks. =) 
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mipatafria Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing
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:iconzebmx:
zebmx Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cool!
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:iconkaseylsnow:
kaseylsnow Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Really inspirational to see the evolution of your work.
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:iconrosheruuu:
rosheruuu Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been amazing for so long!! And I love all of you self portraits~ 
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ThreewonToo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful and very nice.  it's great to see your progression!
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seanwthornton Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Oh, you're awesome. Makes me terrified to do my own improvement meme.
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IchiNOGO Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Looking at this I realize I've been watching you for 10 years now, and you've always been one of my favorite artists and biggest inspirations. I can't wait to see what you're doing in 10 more years! :)
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BAMillustration Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for sharing, I love seeing these developments, especially since I've been following your work since early on.
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:iconemimf:
emimf Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student General Artist
Are you still having troubles with RSI?
Very interesting to see your progression
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
i am. whenever i work too long without breaks, the tense feeling in my elbow and arm returns. gotta stay careful!
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:iconemimf:
emimf Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student General Artist
damn. yes, definitely. health is #1. it is incredibly frustrating though!
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solid-alcohol Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been watching you since... 2005?? All the while, your work has always blown me away. You're definitely one of my most admired artists. My progress hasn't been so dramatic over the years.
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SeELEarNEed Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It's amazing to have an insight like that, into the development, progression and overall blossoming of an artist.
Thank you so much for sharing something like that, it was an inspiration to read and see it.
I wish you all the best in the future and may we be a part of another meme in ten years time!
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DFWart Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Looking at your 2003 drawings, it just seems as if you've have always been good at drawing lol. I realize that you must have worked really hard to develop your talents and must be so proud of your accomplishments! 


I was interested in knowing what you think helped the most when practiced your drawing?
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
i think what really helped me forward the most was to focus on sketching and getting movement/life in my sketches! that taught me the most about stylization, proportions, flow.. that kind of stuff :)
thanks so much for your comment!
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SheriffOnMars Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
I absolutely love your artwork, and it's really interesting to see someone's style develop over time xD
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Sorasubject01 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow beautiful! This was really inspiring to read.
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:iconresidentfrankenstein:
ResidentFrankenstein Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student General Artist
This is inspiring! It's so cool to see someone's skill and style develop over a period of time. Always look forward to your work. :D
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startdreaming Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah this is the best! I love seeing the commentary :3 Keep up the AMAZING work, you're so inspirational.
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Digital-Junk Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Awesome!
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UsagiYogurt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
You are really inspiring.
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Orderly-Lemon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for sharing this. I'm 17 and want to grow up to be a freelance artist, but I never had any faith in my work. I always compared myself to others and saw how amazing everyone else's art was and how mediocre my work was. Seeing your improvement really helps me out because it gives me faith that I will get better! Also you are an incredible artist, thank you for sharing your journey with us. :)
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
happy to hear that! don't waste your time comparing yourself to others! i do that too sometimes and i totally forget that i have strengths as an artist too, as well as weaknesses. it's just part of being an artist! :]
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RenZeyu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Just wow
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Diakoart Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow ! it really inspired me ! i'm sure yo can still improve by the way !!!Wink/Razz Wink/Razz Wink/Razz Wink/Razz 
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SylviaKosowski Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014   Digital Artist
It's amazing seeing your artistic journey! It makes me feel so inspired. ^^ Keep up the great work!
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GiovannyArce Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
2005 I think it was the first time I saw your art, love your style, I love your consistency, keep it up the good work.
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NlinRUSH Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
you're amazing O///O
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Visions-and-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
you continue to be a personal fav on DA. have enjoyed watching you develop and cant wait to see your work for years to come
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rafigomez Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
These are so cool to see. Thanks for sharing and all the best in 2015! Happy New Year.
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hyunbuun Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow.. Thank you so much for this post.. To be honest, becoming a Graphic Designer and other few things are my goals, and I was kind of depressed because of my art skills, and seeing how other kids my age are so GOOD. So..I was beginning to think negatively about myself...Until I saw this post! I love how you worked hard to reach the stage of where you are right now! Thank you for this once again! It has inspired me to work even harder for my goals! 


Cheers! oh and as always, your works are AMAZING!
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
improvement can come at any point regardless of age :) some folks get a really good head start and are already making amazing things at age 12, others learn later on! be patient and trust in your ability to improve :] thanks for your comment!
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:iconhyunbuun:
hyunbuun Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Any time! c: 
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TedKimArt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
very inspiring!
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collyartz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love Love Love Love Love it!
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:icono-oxalis-o:
o-Oxalis-o Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist
You have such incredible skills!
I wish I was an artist like you, you have a great imagination =)
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locomotion Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your selfies <3
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:iconpolingirl:
Polingirl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student Interface Designer
you are amazing. Thump up ..thump up 
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paulocontreras Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
I fell in love with you.
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