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Improvement Meme

I jumped on the bandwagon! :D

Looking back was fun, but man, I was one depressed teenager back then. Going to college was the best thing ever, it allowed me to distant myself from the source of all my woes.

I'm on spring break now so I'll finally have time to get back to all those notes and commissions that's been pilling up ^^;

Edit: Read this if you think I'm lying about my progress... (as in I couldn't possibly have drawn those things when I was 13... should I be flattered or offended?)

Some people said "Wow, you drew those when you're 13?", but someone is accusing me of avoiding those questions (wtf, aren't those just rhetorical questions?) and how "the facts don't add up". All in all, this person thinks I got something to hide. What can I say, all those works are in my gallery, submitted in those years. If I plagiarized, don't you think I would have been caught already?

If I said in the comment section of a drawing that I drew it years before submission, but in this meme the dates are the dA submission dates, then that's because I don't keep track of my dates. When I made this meme, I just looked at the submission dates on dA. If there's a discrepancy in dates, then it just means I actually drew them earlier than I thought...

I know the quality fluctuates a lot. How well I draw depends on how inspired I am. Also, you can tell by browsing any artist's gallery that their latest work isn't always their best work. I also switched from traditional to digital media, and that took some time to get use to so my initial digital drawings weren't all that great.

Lastly, I have many styles. I don't believe one style is the best and draw only that. I try to create new styles depending on the subject of the drawing. Basically, I believe style should match the content.

If you still think I'm lying then there's nothing I can do.
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Nanuvi's avatar

I like your explanation, but sorry, you weren't 13 nor 14 nor 15 when you drew all these... every artist improves, not always in style and favorite topics, but definitely in basics (lines, shadowing, composition). Barely a change can be found in the drawings you claim to have drawn over 6 years - yes, in style they are some, but not in technical progress. Especially over the time becoming an adult you always see differences, and therefore I think that you indeed may have something to hide.

Don't understand me wrong. You can do whatever you want. But as you see in the comment section, it is very discouraging for other artists - many of them as young as you claim to have been - to see the very advanced drawings of 2003.

If I am completely wrong, please don't feel insulted: Feel like an amazing, incredibly talented person if your claims are true. If I am right, though: Shame on you.