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2005-2011 improvement meme by inklou 2005-2011 improvement meme by inklou
Not sure if I should submit this on my other account...but then again I rarely use that one anymore so LOL oh well.

cp from Tumblr because I'm lazy:

Since I figure there’s no cure for procrastination I may as well use it to my advantage. So I did this. I think I’m already regretting it haha.

One thing this meme taught me, if any, was how impatient I have become drawing comics/manga in recent years. I was looking through my cabinets and suddenly piles of detailed and mostly finished manga pages just spilled themselves across the floor, and my god, my patience with inking back then. What happened.

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:iconmi-dulcissime:
mi-dulcissime Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
wait whut happened btw age 14 and 15??!!
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:iconinklou:
inklou Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
IDK I suddenly felt like doing a lot of traditional stuff hahaha Tanaka's themes were a huge inspiration
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:iconmi-dulcissime:
mi-dulcissime Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
or i mean 15 and 16!
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:iconoceanymphadora007:
oceanymphadora007 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm...I'm.........AT THE SAME LEVEL AS YOU WERE YOU WERE 14-15 and I'm 15 ohmygodohmygodohmygod i feel so much better about myself! :jawdrop: :nuu:
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:iconthedeathofreality:
TheDeathofReality Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god I feel so embarrassed. I'm 18 and im drawing at your 13 lvl T.T except with less patient for detail. Feed me your talent! XD
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:iconninjutsugurl:
Ninjutsugurl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student General Artist
i didn't really drift out of my anime style but i drifted into the TV fandom. xD I like your new style. :3 you werk it bro!
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:icondracilla112:
Dracilla112 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
I know what you mean about wanting to drift out of the anime style of drawing...I feel it's preventing me from getting my
Own style xD
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:iconbananam00n:
Bananam00n Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
hmmmm comparing my progress speed to yours, I should be as good as you are now when I'm about 60 years old^^ Means there'sb still hope for me I guess ;p
-sigh- sometimes I wish I could swap my gallery for yours^^;
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:iconurban-ninja-hana:
Urban-Ninja-Hana Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Dude I know what you mean O_O I just turned 18 this year and all I want to learn is realistic drawing... drifting from those manga days...
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:iconolon:
Olon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
18 years old... Fuck! I'm 19 and have your 13's lvl ><"""

Amazing oO
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:iconmuddy271:
muddy271 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
When I was twelve, I drew a lot of cubes and buildings, backgrounds and such. I call myself a terrible artist but thanks to you I've gained confidence. ^.^
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:iconkishex-nevarx:
Kishex-Nevarx Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm even that good when you were 15. I'm fifteen and my skills are like yours when you were 13! If not, less. XD
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:iconretakethisworld:
RetakeThisWorld Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"the period everyone wants to move out of the anime style."

I so relate, haha. I'm currently in this stage right now. I hate submitting into groups and people telling me to resubmit into the manga group after I've tried so hard to change it. >.<
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:icondracilla112:
Dracilla112 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
*facepalm* I should really stop looking at these ;P the progression from 14-15-16 is massive! :D I'm only a year younger than you, but I have yet to really find a style. Yours is magnificent ^^
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:iconinklou:
inklou Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
don't feel pressured to find a style at this age! I find that it'll only create unnecessary stress xD I don't think I've found my own style yet, but I decided I'll just ride along the waves and see where it takes me.
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:iconredh2o:
redh2o Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
your amazing just amazing .
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:iconmutuoffinland:
MutuOfFinland Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is AWSOME work and progress You have done so far - and I think You'll get better and better!!
Thank You so much for Your work so far and Good luck with the future! <^'^>
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:iconmisspaperjoker:
MissPaperJoker Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is most unfair, you´re 2 years my junior and already 5 double times better. Most unfair... XD But I adore your art so to hell with age.
It´s always great to see those progress things over the years and I enjoyed looking at this one! Just love your progress in faces, proportions and, most of all, colours! Really inspiring and uplifting! :)
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:iconlyricalitynin:
lyricalityNin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
People progress at different paces.
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:iconmisspaperjoker:
MissPaperJoker Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
True, and age doesn´t really matter so much in art anyway!
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:iconblessyo4:
blessyo4 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought you're twenty+ something :ashamed:
You're art is awesome.
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:iconknifapotamas:
Knifapotamas Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someday, I want to look back and know that I've improved like this. :heart:
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:iconestherd51:
estherd51 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
so good !:)
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:iconesskaeye:
Esskaeye Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student General Artist
so inspiring :)
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:iconminkymy:
Minkymy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
This is breathtaking.
And at the end of the day, all stylized realism is delicious. *OMNOMNOMS ON YOUR ART*
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:iconprogrammega:
Programmega Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! I do hope to reach such an efficient improvement curve :p
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:iconsub-divisions:
Sub-divisions Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is just, the best improvement meme I've seen on DA.
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:icondurch-leiden-freude:
Durch-Leiden-Freude Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i totally can relate with the whole, PPG to Naruto to HETALIA and then TV SHOWS. I went out of the anime fandom after that :3 but I still go once in awhile in the hetalia fandom (it was the first place where I started liking yaoi which before was a big no no to me)
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chanso Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've decided I'm going to work really hard, so that a few years from now I'll be able to do one of these, and then maybe see progress as fantastic as yours. :D THAT IS MY PLAN
The piece with 11 and the coat over his shoulder is my favourite btw!
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:iconjane2986:
jane2986 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student
are you Korean? just asking. You are very good by the way:) amazing improvement every year!!!:D
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:iconinklou:
inklou Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm Chinese ;)
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:iconjane2986:
jane2986 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student
oh!That's cool:) I'm Korean so...:)
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:iconinklou:
inklou Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh man, Korean artists are all so talented! ;_; I really enjoy looking through their blogs even though I have no idea what they're saying hahahaha. I should start asking my Korean friends to teach me.
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:iconjane2986:
jane2986 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student
you been to naver.com? It would be brilliant if you learn how to speak Korean! xD
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:iconinklou:
inklou Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes, but I really want to do that more frequently too ;___; but really I cannot read a lick of anything on that site hahahah, but I always see my Korean friends go on that site, and I've seen some reaallly cool stuff there.
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:iconjane2986:
jane2986 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student
ya they do have a lot of cool stuff there! It's fairly easy to learn basic Korean. You should learn it :)
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Dgrayscythe21 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it, but I think 2009 and 2010 are better than 2011. A little to realistic for me. :P still really cool though. :iconexcitedblushplz:
btw, do you need to have photoshop to do this? I don't get how to connect the pictures. :icondeathfaceplz:
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:iconinklou:
inklou Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awww yeah im doing something right then LOL

yes, you need PS to do this, the original file is a PSD .
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:icondgrayscythe21:
Dgrayscythe21 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FUCK. :iconidontevenknowplz: how do you get PS anyway?
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:iconinklou:
inklou Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hahaha, well, I bought mine xD You can always torrent it as far as I'm concerned~
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:icondgrayscythe21:
Dgrayscythe21 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fuck.:iconidontevenknowplz: How much is it?
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:iconinklou:
inklou Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
it's...pretty expensive lol. I'm not sure of the current price since I bought mine a few years ago, haha.
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:icondgrayscythe21:
Dgrayscythe21 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfliptableplz: damnz, I want photoshop though :iconohwhyplz: do you know where I could possibly download it? Ive actually been meaning to get it for a few years now.... ;W;
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:iconinklou:
inklou Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well I know of two ways, one of them is through torrenting, searching in sites like the Pirate Bay. Do you know how to use a torrenting program? Try out Vuze, it's free. The other method is to download the trial version of Photoshop and then scrounge around the internet for the serial key, which you can use to activate the product. Now I'm really not familiar with either options because I bought my Photoshop, so maybe it's best if you look around the interest for better tutorials to do this kind of thing.
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:iconthe-mad-pumpkin:
The-Mad-Pumpkin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"2011:
Also known as that period when everyone wants to get out of their anime style."

Amen.
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Darkfinity Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
2 more years and you'd be on the news talking about your first big art debut discovered by random famous art person while walking by with coffee...THIS IS JUST WOWWWW - "and then Tv shows happened"= my favorite part LOL
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:iconx-the-sanctuary-x:
x-THE-SANCTUARY-x Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
You were better at drawing at 12 than I am at 17!!! AUGH! D:
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:icontoeki:
toeki Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you´re 18? omg im 25 and still can´t draw like that..*envious*
i always like these memes or galleries sorted after drawing date, because it is really interesting to see the development.
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:iconinklou:
inklou Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
well technically I'm 19 now, my birthday passed 2 months ago hehe xD thanks hon! But really, if you put a lot of effort into it, you'll be amazed by how much you can improve :)
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:icontoeki:
toeki Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, i just have no time to practice anymore, since i have a full time job, a partner and some pets who consume all my time.i was drawing a lot as a teenager, but haven´t done a single scetch for 3 years now..strange when you think about it, how priorities changed over time...
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