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12/31/16 - 12/22/17 by Sachimomo 12/31/16 - 12/22/17 by Sachimomo
hi i made this for this challenge/contest >> 2017 improvement challenge

new pic: yurio 12/22/17

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so i improved a lot. and while the first picture may not be a fully rendered beautiful piece of shit like the second one, there's still obvious changes i think
    one of those being how i color things in general. i've gotten so much better at coloring things and making it all fit together, and i'm pretty happy with it.
        main point being that the second one isn't so dull. in the first piece the colors are so dull and boring and it's just altogether a boring piece.
        the second piece is so much warmer and more lively and overall paints a better picture of what the character is like, i guess.
    faces have always been a problem for me even now, but compared to last year, things have definitely gotten a little better. instead of it being a jumble
    of facial features thrown together it looks a little more put together, i think. 

it's been a wild year and my art has been impacted by it so much that it's kind of shocking to see the sheer difference between my art now and my art then. a year ago i was sad and not at all confident in myself. i never thought that my art would really get anywhere and i was just about ready to just give up entirely. for a long time i would only ever make art to please other people and i never did it for myself. i had no creativity and no will to do something completely my own. i was stuck in this endless loop of complete bullshit and didn't have a means to get out. the past few months i've been getting continually better and i feel just like i've been slowly shedding away the skin i wore last year. i got dumped by who i thought was the love of my life and it opened my eyes to everything else wonderful in the world. sure i was pretty sad for a while but i realized that i felt so much more confident in myself and i was so happy with my own accomplishments and that i didn't need to let anything hold me down. i've been trying new things and meeting new people and not caring about whatever restrictions or boundaries i would always enclose myself in before. although i still can't say that im definitely "happy", i'm a whole hell of a lot better than i might've been a year ago. i think that much is evident in my art.. instead of using such dull and desaturated colors in my art, i've been subconsciously using so much more vibrant and warm tones and it looks so much better????? i dont know guys. i've been doing pretty good. things are pretty good. i think it's all paying off after all,, at least i hope so.

i'm really pleased with how things have improved for me this far, and i'm really curious to see what other ways it might evolve

it's really been quite an adventure, hope you'll all stay till the end //

let me know what u think about this \o\

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character from yuri on ice

art by Sachimomo 
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a lovely improvement there! What impresses me the most it looks like you find your own style that works for you in such a short time, and that you experimented with so many different things. Keep up the great work! :D
Sachimomo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much!!!
Catsrawesome80 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018
Beautiful piece! And you’ve improved so much! I already love the first piece, but the semi-realistic approach you took in the second piece really shows how youthful and beautiful Yuri is. Everything from the expression to the movement in the hair makes he piece feel vibrant and alive. Amazing job!
Good luck in the contest! :hug:
Sachimomo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!! i find it so interesting seeing just how much my art changed within a year, and it makes me curious to see how things may change again within another year
candemarzat Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn, you've improved so much in a single year!! can't wait to see you keep getting even better :heart:
Sachimomo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
thank you!! i was kind of surprised myself when i put them side by side haha
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