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Improvement meme EXT.: '04-'10 by animaiden Improvement meme EXT.: '04-'10 by animaiden
So late to the game but I finally got around to doing this after seeing a 'show me your improvement thread' and noticed I didn't really improve that quickly with my art hahah


2004 is actually a selection of my 'best works' from the time, I seemed infatuated with living up to my name fhgklaj. I have most of my filenames preserved and it's hilarious and embarrassing to read. back then I would typ lyk dis lolzzzzzzzz ^.^ I used photoshop, open canvas, and painter. Looking at works from around this year make me want to cry and laugh at the same time, I first got my tablet this year and still have it today ;>
2005 is where I went trigger happy with photoshop effects LOL gradient and the grass brush were my BFFs. I became dependent on photoshop from here on and stuck to it.
2006 is the foggiest because I actually deleted works from that timeline ;< I think I started to get a bit serious with my stuff from around this point.
2007 idk. Some photoshop, some open canvas.
2008 is where I came across art idols agasang and YiLee so I started to try gearing my stuff towards their skill level around the end of the year.
2009 is probably the peak of my improvement LOL I started getting really anal about detailing and now actually wonder how I had the patience back then. I really want to gain back the patience I had back then. D;
2010 around this year I felt I could render anything I want how I wanted <; ...which resulted in me getting lazy with backgrounds durrrrr trying to get back into backgrounds again. In this year I broke my photoshop streak and started to really use SAI and now use the two in conjunction most of the time. <;

I think I improved rather slowly/steadily really. c: I've seen much more dramatic improvement in other artists but I think I'm pretty glad with the pace I'm going at. C: Also, a note to everyone and myself - never delete anything, back up your work regularly, and sign your works with name along with a date, it'll help loads for future reference. ;_;''

I keep forgetting where I put my old drawing backups so I guess this'll give me some reassurance for if I ever want to reminisce again :I

Feel free to laugh ;> or ask questions. or laugh and ask questions. ;>
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burningthemoon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
18-19 is the best!
LensCat315 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
tomakiri Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
I can see you steadily improving ; U ;
I loved all your works ,especially 2010 <3
animaiden Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ahhh thanks so much kiriiiii ;U; <3 <3

your comments always make me so happy~ C:
SmellsLikeSunshine Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist
I will defer to other people to articulate how good you are, but like. WE'VE BEEN FRIENDS FOR LIKE. THREE YEARS NOW. WOAH.
animaiden Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
IKR. 8)c

I kinda miss TNO bluhhh ;< even though I kinda ditched it after like a year
SmellsLikeSunshine Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist
hehhhhhhh I MISS YOU THOUGH WHWHWHHSGKJLSDJKLFKSJ I HATE SCHOOL FOR COMING BETWEEN US. also that means SetsuJun has been in the works for two years LMFAO

and yeahhhh sob me too but I kind of hate my baby now like...I WAS REALLY DUMB THEN LMFAO
AmeNumPha Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh wow, your improvement is absolutely... FAST!
animaiden Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ahhhhhh glad you think so ; u ; :iconlv2plz:
SiliStars Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
    S-so good...ohgod...
    ; A ;
    One day...o-one day.....
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