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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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:iconcoocoo09:
coocoo09 Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
Well damn
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mayahMCV Featured By Owner May 2, 2016
this is the perfection !
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timber98 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Student General Artist
dang! Only two years in between?!
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AnimeAllStar101 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Student General Artist
You have IM-PRO-VED A LOT.
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Devilgore687 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just this? You haven't improved at all!!! 









Just kiddin'..THAT'S CRAZYLa la la la 
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iricastro Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
Hermoso!!
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:iconramdapanda:
RamDaPanda Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was only 2 years?! DAYUM! that's crazy!
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TinyWild Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
Featured in my journal! :aww:

tinywild.deviantart.com/journa…
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaahh thankyou so much for the feature! :icontearplz:
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:icontinywild:
TinyWild Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
You're welcome! :aww:
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Mazaj2b Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
great
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B3r3-S4n Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Woooh, awesome! QuQ
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:iconbleedingthorn95:
This is really inspiring! Quick question; about how many hours of practice a day do you recommend? Sadly, I doodle every now and then, but I want to improve. Thanks in advance!
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Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou so much! I reckon about 6-8 hours a day is pretty good! (or if it's during the school term and you don't have a lot of time, 3-4 hours a day is cool too!) BUT it all depends on how much time you have and how motivated you are to draw each day, if you don't feel like drawing then there's no point because you'll just get frustrated with whatever you draw :0 drawing for a certain number of hours a day may not necessarily result in improvement though, it all depends on what you're drawing and how you challenge yourself/try to learn new things. So basically, as long as you challenge yourself and keep drawing, improvement will come naturally, good luck! :heart:
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scoutdawson Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Whaaaat, 2 years!? :o some ppl don't make those kinds of improvements in 5 years!!!
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:iconmudzi:
Mudzi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
W...woah! O.o That improvement! It's stunning! :D 
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awhh ;o; thankyou so much! :heart:
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:iconmudzi:
Mudzi Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
You're most welcome! <3
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trumpetcat Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
two years? oh my god...
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:icondarkrapier:
DarkRapier Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
GOALS
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:iconpinkiepievorefan:
Pinkiepievorefan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
2010 OH GOD DONT STAB ME WITH YOUR CHIN
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
LOOOOOOOOOOL :iconawwyeahplz: SECRET WEAPON
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Spark1eFountain Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What the heck....2 years...that's amazing


Where's the rage quit button?
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:icondumblydorr:
Dumblydorr Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
this has to be the best progress ive ever seen.
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhH thankyou so much!
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SparkOfRaziel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O_o Oh wow! I'm blown away, not only by how much improvement you have made in two years, but also by how beautiful and stunning the 2012 piece is! <3
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh ;v; thankyou so much! :heart:
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Professional Writer
Stunning.
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou!
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otakusenpai Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
2 years... 2 FREAKING YEARS!...damn, and the award for fastest improvement goes to!
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
omgosh :iconpapcryplz: thankyou!
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:iconschmloop:
schmloop Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this gives me hope ahaha
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AnataNoGenkaku Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i hope my ''draw this again'' looks good as this,when I do it.It's awesome
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
omg QvQ of course it will! go for it Dance!  and ahhh thankyou so much :heart:
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GimmiOwO Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't see a difference! *sarcasm off*
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
heheheheh :iconicwhatyoudidthereplz:
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Munken8 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.. That's really good.:)
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou so much! ;V;
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:iconkarotagirl:
karotagirl Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
<3
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:iconshipahn:
Shipahn Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit!!! That improvement is almost unbelievable. Clap 
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL thankyou! ;V; :heart:
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:iconshipahn:
Shipahn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
U're welcome!
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seprira Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Two years. Are you kidding me.
;-;
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SoniaChevalier Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Student General Artist
That after shot is gorgeous!!  Hope I can improve that much in two years, your work is fantastic, keep it up!
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:iconchemical-exorcist:
Chemical-Exorcist Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awhh QvQ thankyou so much!
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KittyClawss Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WE MASSIVE IMPROVEMENT IS REALL~!!! *Faints* so jealous :C
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ZelenTheDrawer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait um. Unly two years?!?!
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TheKittCatt Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
This blew my mind
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