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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 :>
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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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Eelaz Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I think this is the most inspiring thing I've found this week.... *Q*
2 years. WOA.
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NotTadds Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist
okay... I'm speechless. This is probably one of the the most inspiring "draw-this-again-memes". I love love love it!
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Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh ;W; thankyou so much!
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Unrai Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
I love this. Just shows how much you can improve in such a short time if you really want to get there. I know I've been taking small bits and pieces to improve my art step by step and I still haven't found what I like most. This is inspiring though. Thank you!
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Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou so much! It does take time to improve, but any progress is good!! Just keep chipping away and you'll get better for sure! :iconcoolplz:
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ElvenUsagi Featured By Owner Edited Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's a huge difference in just 2 years! how do you learn so fast?! You're amazing!
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Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh thankyou so much! QvQ :heart: basically I practiced a lot and looked at artwork, tutorials, and photographs from all over the internet to try and figure out how things like lighting, colour, and anatomy work! ;V;
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ElvenUsagi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome! Heart Andddd, that's still a HUGE difference Good job tho!!
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ShieldWolfSheena Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That is SO DAMN good!!!
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
QvQ thankyou!
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Tomtomcaty Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GG
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LenaLightwood Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2 years?? wow awesome<33
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou! QVQ
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Taurus450 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  New member
are you kidding me, in just 2 years your drawings looked 10x better, you deserve an applause, one word to describe this and you is genius
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Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
omgosh QoQ thankyou so much! :heart:
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kittyluvcupcake Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is amazing!
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou! ;v;
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kittyluvcupcake Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
np
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toutcool Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
only two years ? woah great improvement ^^ .
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou! ;v;
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MuteStorm Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
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  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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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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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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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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Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou so much! ;v; :icontearplz:
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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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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  Hobbyist General 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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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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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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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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