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December 21, 2013
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Improvement meme 2000-2013 by Perikoala Improvement meme 2000-2013 by Perikoala
GOSH this is so embarrassing :iconpapmingplz:
I wanted to do this long ago and took me quite a while to finish it because I can't remember well all the dates and I think I've put some drawings in the wrong years. Welp, whatever.

Seeing this retrospective looks like my style has evolved slowly over the years. One of the things I regret is not having drawn further in the past and not joined art sites early, because I'm sure I missed many things, and people feedbacks would have helped me a lot. And friendship with other artists is something priceless _(://3 」 ∠)_
Well, better late than never I guess.

To summarize.
In late 2006
switched colored pencils for acrylics and in 2008 for watercolors. And it's the medium I'm still using since then.
I barely have drawings from 2008, until the last months of the year, because I was more interested in playing Final Fantasy XI than drawing.
especially enjoyed the year 2009. I was very inspired and draw many things but I barely finished any of them.
In 2010, due of studies stress and my
deteriorate health, I began to dislike my style and doubting my skills. It was also the year I started to focus on BJDs.
2011. Still focusing on dolls and hardly drew something. Mostly gifts for friends.
2012. A friend told me to post my drawings online. I signed in deviantArt and started drawing regularly again. I start practicing digital art
This year I drew a lot and start to like my style again, though I get occasional ups and downs but I'm happier and enjoy more of what I do.

I hope to draw a lot more and faster in the coming year. I want to focus on digital art, improve my traditional stuff and drawing more varied things

Meme by *Kamaniki
Blank template here:
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dreaming-baka Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
I can really see you working out your style, you're consistent which is something alot of artists would want~ I also like those drawings in 2009.
Perikoala Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Aah thanks for your lovely comment ;u; <3
Yeah, 2009 is my fav year too~
dreaming-baka Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
you're welcome. XD Awesome~
adanteria Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I stole your idea when saw it on tumblr... primarily for wanting to see my improvement as well as yours (but didnt upload it here just in tumblr). I can say the style you have now, settled on 2009 and been changing little by little till now, if I may say...

Really, I like your style :) , opposite of mine (and thats why I like it, 'cuz I cant do the same)

PD. maybe I should upload mine too @.@
Perikoala Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Ah well, the idea isn't mine but by Kamaniki There's the blank template in my description.

My style has barely changed since 2009 and mostly doing portraits and that are some of the reasons why I got tired of it. It's hard to move to non-comfortable zone because I haven't the patience like when I was younger :iconotlplz:

I don't know if telling you this will change something, but as it happens to you, happens to me. I like your style. H
as something that sets it apart from others, and the details and the way you draw bodies is something I really love.
I'd love you to keep drawing and improving, as the same time as me! T
here's something about you that reminds me of me, so maybe I get quite affected by your comments, idk. Some day I'd love to commission or trade with you if that doesn't bother you.

adanteria Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh godness, not at all... I would love to trade with you (more than commision)... just tell me and we can do it :)...

Similarities?, its possible... safety zone was a bit of an issue to me as well, thats why I used to get really down when I was just a kid when drawing and not liking the result (though it still happens sometimes). But you see, the need to "reach" more complex things made me moved a bit and as you can tell by looking my recent drawings, I never did shadows before...
Tana-Re Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Es tan increíble ver tu progreso :squee:, a cada año te haces mejor y mejor!!! 
Verlo inspira mucho:meow:, además de que (al menos a mí) me deja ansiosa por ver tus dibujos de este año :la:

Ojalá ya nunca más te sientas insegura de tus dibujos, porque son PRECIOSOS :heart: , tu estilo es original y expresivo, y, personalmente, uno de mis favoritos :hug:
Perikoala Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
¡Muchas gracias por tus amables palabras! No sé qué decir :iconcryforeverplz:
No puedo asegurar que me dejen de dar bajones de autoestima pero lo que sí intentaré es que no me afecten demasiado como para dejar de dibujar. Para ser mejor no tengo más remedio que seguir dibujando y con personas tan lindas como tú sería una falta de respeto no hacerlo ; u ; )/ ♥
Tana-Re Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

Eres lo mas adorable del universo 
Perikoala Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
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