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As someone who has been drawing for seven years, I truly and honestly feel like my entire artistic career up until this point has been leading to this… I’ve experimented with color theory, anatomy, fashion, and different aspects of my artistic style itself, and I can say without a single doubt in my mind that the definition of who I am as an artist is… This. It’s a masterpiece, if I may toot my own horn, a work of pure genious. The simple background gives more attention to the centerpiece, the main character. Her creative hairstyle and expressive eyes really lend to the realism of the artwork as a whole, and the outfit she’s wearing is the best possible compliment to her good features. All around, I don’t feel like I could ever top this piece… And with this, I will respectfully back out of the artistic community. It’s been a good run, you guys. I hope I’ve been an inspriration to some of you, and that my legacy will push you forward to make your own mark in the field.
All sarcasm aside, (above is an obvious april fools joke that no one fell for, probably) this is a great example and summary of how I started. Yes, this is -really- how I used to draw. No whites to the eyes, horrifying nose. I’ll make a post about it some day. But looking back into the first sketchbook I ever had, I know and can plainly see the improvement I’ve made in the past seven years. If you ever feel like quitting, or giving up on anything, look back at one of the first things you ever did. It’s okay to laugh. At one time, you were super proud of it, no doubt. But that’s a good thing. It shows how much you’ve improved as a creator and as a person. Improvement is good, but usually takes a long time to show itself. Never give up, guys.