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Draw This Again 2010-2012 by Chemical-Exorcist Draw This Again 2010-2012 by Chemical-Exorcist
Uhmm...yes *u*
both pictures were drawn on Photoshop CS3 with a Genius Mousepen 6x8 inch i608 tablet (I also have a Wacom Bamboo but I prefer to use the Genius lol)

time to go and finish my medical science and health psychology assignments now TAT :iconcryforeverplz:

2010 picture: (I remember back then I drew everyone with a side fringe coz I couldn't draw symmetrical eyes hahah)
2012 picture:

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EDIT:
I've had a lot of people asking about what I did to improve, so i'll post my answer here instead of replying to each individual query:


The main method I recommend is practice, practice, practice! I know it sounds boring and cliche, but improvement doesn't happen overnight ;u; ultimately your drive and the amount of time you spend drawing will determine how much you improve. so try not to spend too much time watching tv/browsing the internet/socializing, and focus more time on drawing!

There are many tutorials I have read and tried out, but the ones that I learned the most from are probably:

1. [link] (having a basic colouring process, eg. starting with lineart -> adding base colours -> adding shadows on the skin -> colouring the eyes -> adding shadows to the hair -> etc.) Learning how to have a basic colouring process has certainly helped me to get a bit more 'organized' when I add colours to a sketch. There are also a lot of technical things i've learned from this tutorial too, such as colouring the 'whites' of people's eyes with grey, where the basic shadows on the face lie (under the eyebrows/around the eyes, under the nose, the cheeks, and under the mouth), how to add more detail to hair, and most importantly, that hair on the head has a parting! unless the person you're drawing has their hair slicked back

2. [link] (colour theory) I used to have no idea about colour complements, and I always used to use saturated colours (such as in the 2010 picture above), and therefore I wasn't able to decide on a unified colour palette/theme (bright red, bright blue, and cream splashed throughout the ENTIRE picture? :icongrossplz:), whereas in the 2012 picture, the majority of the picture is blue, whilst there is only a small area of bright red (the flower), and the red in her dress, which was originally too saturated, has been toned down so it doesn't compete with the bright blue in the other areas of the picture, and also to stop her from looking like a giant tomato.

*edit 5/4/13* oops! forgot to add this one!
3. [link] (colouring process) I used this tutorial quite a lot when I was getting started with digital art, and it's definitely the one that taught me the most about where shadows on the face/neck area should lie :>
*end edit*

I would also suggest picking out a wide range of artists that you like who produce art at a consistent level, and just stare at their art for hours and hours to see what it is about their art that you like, eg. observing how they colour skin; do they use saturated colours? do they add texture to the skin? how dramatic are the shadows on the face? how are the eyes/nose/mouth all placed on the face in relation to each other? do they use smooth or rough brushstrokes? I recommend a large variety of artists, because it's easy to become so captivated by one or two people's work that you just end up copying their style which is NOTT a good thing! >w<

TL;DR EXPLANATION: look at your favourite artist's works for inspiration, and PRACTICE whenever you can!:iconyeahplz:
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toutcool Featured By Owner 3 days ago
only two years ? woah great improvement ^^ .
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Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou! ;v;
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MuteStorm Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  New member
Impossible!!! :la: choir 
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Taina-dOS Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh O_O
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s-viv Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work, and nice improvement!
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou so much! ;v;
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British-Octopus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student Artist
oh my god... Two years... from a very talented 15 year old to like, a 20 year old!
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:iconivclaud:
IVClaud Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student Artist
WOW... just WOW!!
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Eralieu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
Wow! That's crazy improvement!! Thank you for linking with the tutorials too! That's super generous of you!! Q^Q
You are such an amazing artist!!
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou so much! QvQ and ahh you're welcome :heart:
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HavickTheLion Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just 2 years impressive
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XIGlitchIX Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
this give me hope that i will some day be better at drawing.. thank you. amazing job
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
of course you will! all it takes is practice! ;V; and no problem dear :heart:
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DeuxIchthys Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Two years and everything in your art improves by a lot.

Gives me hope, I'm starting with drawing skills first even though I already have a wacom.
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yes! I found it easier to improve on quite a lot of technical things like anatomy and lighting by practicing with traditional materials first, before moving onto digital programs ;v; since that way, you're more focused on actually drawing instead of trying to figure out how to use software programs :)
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Sakura5192 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my god she is a new character now ! really good and fast improvement :)
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou so much! ;v; :icontearplz:
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:iconsakura5192:
Sakura5192 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :) this is really an amazing improvement :) you can be proud of it
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SadisticSympathetic Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's fucking impressive. I hope I can be this good someday!
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AHhh thankyou so much! And as long as you practice a lot, you'll improve in no time ;v; :heart:
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ChubbyConana Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooaw!!!
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InspiringDrawings Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! How could you improve so quick!
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Thunder-TH Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Only in two years! That is prgress!
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou so much! ;v;
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Thunder-TH Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:) (Smile) keep the good work!
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SaphiraJK Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
you can't be serious O_O ... stunning
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mayumioc Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Omg, you give me hope. Huge progress!! :aww:
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crystaldragonwish Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
TWO YEARS

TWO YEARS

*rolls onto ground*

Amazing improvement!  Wow!
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
QAQ *picks you up off the ground*

thankyou so much! :heart:
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Sashiira Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Just two years...
Oh my...
This is beautiful
:heart: :heart: :heart:
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou! ;; :heart:
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MrRudy Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very huge progress! Wonderful ^^
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou! ;v;
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ThePupp3t Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Photographer
Holy
Shit
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NekoKami-sama Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student General Artist
in JusT TWOO YEARS????? WHATS YOUR SECRET????
WHO DID YOU SELL YOUR SOUL TO????
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Simkaja Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
I like both a lot. The styles are totally different. But the first one looks a little "dead" comparedto the second. I guess it's the lightning. I hope you know what I mean :)
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Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou!:heart: and hahah yeah, I know what you mean! the lighting/contrast is probably why she looks like a ghost :iconmingplz:
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SophieAlexer Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit! :love: :omg:
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meokami Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Great example of what a lot of practice can do ! :) Very inspiring.
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Star-the-alicorn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW you improved!! Well done!
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
eheh thankyou! ;v;
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Star-the-alicorn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :)
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SythMog Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student General Artist
deeeyum
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Leah-Doll Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so inspiring. It gives me hope. I started drawing when I was in 6th grade. So about 11 years ago. I was never consistent though so I haven't improved a ton.
I am really going to try and improve though. :)
First I'll start with traditional with a pencil but I hope I can get a tablet so I can practice digital coloring. 

Here's my first digital portrait: 
She is not amused by Leah-Doll  
Done with my laptop mouse pad. >.<
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Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh I'm glad this helped to inspire you! :heart: And don't worry about being inconsistent, when I first started drawing, my art style and quality jumped all over the place ;v; it takes time to settle down, but it will happen eventually!
And starting off with traditional media is a good idea, since you're focused more on the actual drawing process as opposed to trying to figure out how to use drawing software :> (btw your first digital portrait is wayyyyy better than what my first one looked like XD)
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Leah-Doll Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, that is one thing I am anxious about - developing my own style. I know it will just take lots of drawing and eventually I guess it'll develop on its own?

Omg, thank you so much :hug: That means a lot. I hope to improve in 2 years just as much as you did!! :) 
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Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awhh ;v; don't get too caught up in finding a 'style', it's not something you can learn from books or tutorials, so it's best to let it settle down by itself over time! For me, I started drawing in a more consistent style when I felt like my anatomy skills had improved (of course, I still have a LOOOONG way to go though aHAHha :iconmingcryplz: )

and no problem! QvQ as long as you put in lots of practice, you'll make tons of improvement for sure!
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Leah-Doll Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for all the advice and encouragement :3
I am going to practice a lot on anatomy cause I notice a lot of people even when they're really good at drawing they still sometimes struggle with anatomy. So I want to get good at that before I focus on other things. :)
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Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
of course! :iconbrohugplz: you're more than welcome :heart:
yeess that's a good idea! And sometimes technical things like anatomy can also influence your style, so it's best to focus on that stuff first :>
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Leah-Doll Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooh really?! I am still so curious how my style will develop. I know I shouldn't focus on it now, but I'm just curious :3
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