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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
I
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.
I
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
2013.
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: fav.me/d2gh9ev
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:icondreaming-baka:
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.
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Perikoala Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Aah thanks for your lovely comment ;u; <3
Yeah, 2009 is my fav year too~
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:icondreaming-baka:
dreaming-baka Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
you're welcome. XD Awesome~
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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 @.@
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:iconperikoala:
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:

Well,
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.

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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...
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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:
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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 ; )/ ♥
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Tana-Re Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:huggle:


Eres lo mas adorable del universo 
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:iconperikoala:
Perikoala Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
:iconpapcryplz:
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:iconxxaskxx:
xxASKxx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
How old where you in 2000?
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:iconperikoala:
Perikoala Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Aah the golden question :iconlazeflirtplz:
Sorry If I don't answer this question publicly but I've noticed a lot of people are very focused on artists age and personal issues and that can affect how they view your art. So I decided I would reveal the little as possible about my personal life. I prefer people enjoy my drawings, which is most important after all ´u`
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xxASKxx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I see... and seriously, personal issues? wow.. da fuk is it with ppl these days? o.o

And I asked because ppl usually gets that weird "noob-anime drawing style"(as I call it) 'round 10-15 y.o., because that's usually when they find anime and starts to become an otaku n stuff. And almost EVERYONE of them starts drawing or wants that drawing-style, and then after some time, the true artists; they're like; "i want my own style, not this anymore!"(or they get good at drawing anime and it doesn't look noob anymore C: ) I've notices many ppl having done this so xD 

That's my true reason. I just want to see if there is a pattern with this anime style. It's like a virus xDD

 I've been through it myself... :iconfacepalmplz:
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:iconperikoala:
Perikoala Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Yeah, people must be very boring =x=;

Oh I see! ahah well, I never
thought about it but I think it's pretty normal people become interest at these ages, when they are most aware of their tastes? idk really... I grew up in an environment of watching anime and manga and such, so I was used to that lol.
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xxASKxx Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh you grew up with that 0: I found it randomly at youtube xD
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Perikoala Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Oh really? never aired anime on tv in your country? O:

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xxASKxx Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Pokèmon and Digimon was the only real Japanese anime that was shown here.. if I remember correctly. Then we had that fake anime; Bayblade, Avatar: the last airbender etc. And I didn't even know Pokèmin and Difemon was anime when I was little xD
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069meganekun Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO GOOOD
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Perikoala Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
You're the good one~ (˘ᵕ ˘●)
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Yakuza55 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The only word that can describe this is: wow.
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Perikoala Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Thank you ;u;
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:iconpajuxi:
Pajuxi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaa peri you improved so much!! ;A; 
I really like that you've always kinda had the same style?? but you've just improved on it and made it awesome 
and all your intricate detail work mmmmmm LOL<333
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:iconperikoala:
Perikoala Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Aah yeah, you noticed ;u;  Definitely influences I've had over the years haven't greatly affected my style to do it indistinguishable. I guess somehow I was always satisfied with my style from the beginning, idk lol T¬T

Hope to do more elabortared and different things and this year ; u ; )/
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biscuitday Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
dang, talk about improvement! heh, once you started improving- you never stopped. :)
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Perikoala Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
You think so? Thanks for your kind comment ;//7//;
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:iconkcici:
Kcici Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist
So much improvement. *v* I will be happy to tag along and continue to view your art as you improve even further~
I know you told me about your break from art before, but I'm glad you came back. I'm hope you continue to enjoy your art, even through the downs.'v'b
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Perikoala Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Thanks for your lovely comment, kcici u///v///u
I'll try my best to not repeat the same mistake as before, and not stop drawing whatever the circumstance. And I hope our friendship continues getting better like our art ♥
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:iconkcici:
Kcici Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist
I'm happy to know that, and I hope so as well.:hug:
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:iconchibwe:
Chibwe Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
gosh youre so talented bby ; o ;
your art has always been rlly pretty omg
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Perikoala Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
You always so kind with me, thank you sweetie ;//u//; ♥
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Chibwe Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
WELL youre one of my good friends so! ; w ;
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