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Draw this again! Meme (Joel - The Last of Us)



So here we goooo, meme time!

The point of this meme is to take an old picture you really loved at the time, and redraw it now to see your improvement. The template originally only had slots for "before and after", so i had to modify it have three slots ._.

I drew Joel on July 2, 2013 shortly after I beat The Last of Us. Being a big fan of the game, my brother eventually saw the drawing and requested one for himself as well, so I ended up having to draw Joel again shortly after on October 26, 2013.

When I completed the first Joel drawing, I was pretty ecstatic. I had only just started to do realism portraits and I thought it was amazing. Then my brother comes along and I redraw it, only to feel it was EVEN BETTER. I remember feeling on top of the world when I gave it to him as a gift, I was so proud to have it being displayed on his wall.

But now? Yesterday I redrew Joel, and I almost cringe thinking about the one that's displayed in his room lol.

It doesn't matter how good you think you've become. You're always going to get better. Honestly, just like back in 2013, I feel like this 2015 is the best I'm gonna get. But who knows. Maybe in 3 years I'll draw him again and look back and cringe at the 2015 one too.

As long as you put the time and effort into learning and practicing, you'll keep getting better. I've been drawing for like, 12 years now or something. Skill doesn't come quickly, but you WILL get better.

In the words of Shia Labeouf:

"Don't let your dreams be dreams".
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Anakira-Muires's avatar
I definitely see the improvement but my gosh