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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:

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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XIGlitchIX Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
this give me hope that i will some day be better at drawing.. thank you. amazing job
DeuxIchthys Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  New member 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.
Sakura5192 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my god she is a new character now ! really good and fast improvement :)
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou so much! ;v; :icontearplz:
Sakura5192 Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :) this is really an amazing improvement :) you can be proud of it
SadisticSympathetic Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
That's fucking impressive. I hope I can be this good someday!
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
AHhh thankyou so much! And as long as you practice a lot, you'll improve in no time ;v; :heart:
ChubbyConana Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member  Traditional Artist
InspiringDrawings Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! How could you improve so quick!
Thunder-TH Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Only in two years! That is prgress!
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