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2003-2009 art meme by shilin 2003-2009 art meme by shilin
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I tried to limit the artworks used here to Blackbird art, but as I drew less and less over the years I was forced to use a lot of commission art as samples )': ironically I think I have enough RO art to make an RO version LOL

I won't call this an improvement meme for my own case. My art progress is not linear; it's full of change. Sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. There must be a more efficient way to getting better, but this process of discovery is just as valuable an experience to me.
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BDTite1919 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist
Woaw, You're truly talented.
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EternityCheck Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love your progression!
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juriTanaka Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't want to offend you, but this meme is absolutelly discouraging. With 16 years you drawn like a boss :( I have 20 and my drawings is very terrible compairing with your oldest drawings.
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shilin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
the oldest drawings here are the oldest files I have, not the first drawings I've ever done. I started drawing for when I was in first grade so even though I didn't study it hard, I drew for a long time. And recently I draw a LOT everyday because it's my job now, so I most likely get more practice than you. I also probably think more than you when I draw, if you feel like you're not getting any better. You need to think a lot when you draw and ask yourself a lot of questions whenever you see good art, like how would you draw the same thing, what kind of tools can you try to do the same thing, what is it that makes other people's art good. Think lots and practice lots and you will become better.
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juriTanaka Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that you only could put the real oldest drawings. Unfortunately I don't had opportunities like you and I haven't full time for draw, my university isn't art, and it don't give money in my country, I never had classes and I don't have money to it.
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Pandababy557 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outrageously beautiful art...
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wirelesskid Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I can't describe how wonderful you are! :iconwooowplz:
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arcana666gothic Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
myyyyyy lord u r brilliant
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Succubesje Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Who is SR?
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bunnychii Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats also my question haha ;;
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Sushi-Ice-Cream Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Nice work! :D I like how you developed your own unique style, even though you started out with a specific intent. Very beautiful artwork! You came long way.
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sweet-shop Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012   Digital Artist
wow, is all I have to say ;o; I really really look up to you as an artist, not only did you start out amazing, but you've progressed so far up until now! your style and coloring is fantastic. you are really talented.
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EternalNyappy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist
You were amazing from the start!! I'm no even close what you were in 2003 :'D Your shadings and realistic drawing style are gorgeous <3
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JanseeChang Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
i like it
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moonlightmenuett Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
>> Not fair you were great from the start!
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wickedlaw Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student General Artist
your work is beautiful
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NyaNyang Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
So you made these 8D ...
AWESOMEEEE i've been seeing your art for years and i always wondered who made them, now i found out lol > U <
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LiteAngel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i totally fell in love (not like im not in love with all of them) the 2009 set! :D
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Marfrey Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
mind if I ask again?

You do usually use a few layers right?

for example, skin tone, and the darker skin tone/shade is just one layer so its not error-free on your part?
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shilin Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I used to use more layers but nowadays I use a single layer on the foreground and a single layer for the background, and sometimes I use extra layers for stuff like detailed ornaments just for convenience.
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Shana3712 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Incredible.... what program do you use?

You're using a tablet, right? All the good artists seem to be using tablets of some sort.... TT TT
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shilin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I use photoshop CS1. yes, I have a tablet
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littlebookie Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i rly like '04-'05!
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its-ash-yo Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
youve improved unbelivably ,
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thatstraydog Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
i always wondered how u artist got ur lines so crisp and vivid
;A;
would u mind explaining in the simplest way possible?
not to trouble you of course, just to learn from a higher up ^7^"
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shilin Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
crisp lines usually come from drawing on a really big canvas (for precision), and then sharpening the image when resizing the finished image smaller (to get rid of the blurring that happens during resize)

hope that helps!
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thatstraydog Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
thank u that does help :D
ill be watching ur art ^7^
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lauramma Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
amazing improvements :)
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legomov Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Thanks so much for sharing! Watching your improvement is very inspiring, though you were pretty fantastic already at the beginning. I hate it when people think that you're either born with the amazing ability to draw or your not. Like anything else you just gotta practice and learn it. Seeing your progression give me hope :)
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Harpokrates Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
sweet!
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ThornAngl Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
WOW. this is incredible
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TheDevilsBlush Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how the faces got better as it went along.. not so anime.
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Freakazoid47 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
i'd call this inspiring, but you started out in the "oh youre so good at coloring im just envious in a good way" kind of art, so its more something that i wish i could do(:
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LunarMew Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
It is impressive how much your art style changed over the years. Very nice.
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Kikwoka Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
You have changed your art style a lot over the years, improving and such. Even so it's still a hell of a lot better than mine *sigh*

Wh-L =)
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ImyMakesRevolution Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Good lord.. TALENT!
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RosaEnora Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Student Writer
you are the best anime artist EVER!!!*envy*
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NERDFIGHTERxTimelady Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!! This is Amazing!!
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Wolf-Blackmoon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
I usually like monochromed images better, but your works make me think otherwise.
Awesome job!
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marvioxious89 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
ashinray!!!!!
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RobotsWithCookies Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Those are awesome!!
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sawa1st Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
awesome
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stewped Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Even at the beginning you clearly have a grasp on the style. Seeing the changes through the years is always cool. Super envy attack!
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ToughToothy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Brilliant. I love it ♥
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LadyDragon167 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist
AMAZING :iconilikeitplz:

You have such great skills! Keep up the wonderful improvements :D
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ArtemisChick Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
u were amazing at every single stage,huge inspiration
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kumuri-kawaii Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
woah, from total anime to realism...(anime-ish realism that is....)
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ivsonwild Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
amazing evolution!
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mysthush Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
wow, you progressed a lot
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animecutie98 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
holy crap even when ur were 16 u drew like a pro but hopefully become like u when i grow up cuz im only 13 so i want to really improve :D
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