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Improvement Meme by Saphamia Improvement Meme by Saphamia
Decided to do this one as well.

Original here - [link]

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2003 - still getting used to Photoshop, mostly drew my rat character and Neopets. Around this time I was very inspired by various anthro artists I'd recently found by browsing online... I wish I could remember who all my influences were, but I've lost track of most of them.
2004 - This year I joined dA. Was very into Inuyasha and spent most of my time on dA looking for fanart and drawing it myself :XD:
2005 - Regained interest in anthro, drew my guinea pig characters, and dabbled in a bit of realism.
2006 - I started posting Redwall fanart, although I'd been drawing it since 2001-ish. I gained a bit of a following from the Russian side of the fandom and did a lot of trades with them. My style was being slowly influenced by the Redwall tv show style.
2007 - I got a bit burnt out by all the Redwall art, changed interests, and majorly got back into Pokemon. And did a few trades with people. At this time I had pretty much stopped drawing any original characters of mine to focus on college work, and drew Pokemon fanarts just for fun.
2008 - Revived interest in Redwall, and Sapphire and Ari appeared.
2009 - More of the same, but by now I was at university so I could see improvements appearing, especially anatomy-wise.
2010 - Was busy with uni work, but continued developing Sapphire and Ari's world, introducing Ruby. Still drew Pokemon but by the end of the year my interest in drawing fanart fizzled out.
2011 - By now I had switched dA accounts, wanting to make a fresh start. I drew a mix of things here, trying to apply what I had learned at uni; I now had a slight storybook influence to my style.
2012 - Began focusing much more on my own characters; worked on my comic, and started writing about and developing all my characters more.
2013 - I've seen a lot of improvement this year. I seem to have found a new sense of fun when drawing purely for myself as a hobby, not restricted by college deadlines or suchlike, and I feel very inspired by things :)
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Alex-MewMew Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: You've improved so much! I think when the summer holidays start, I might do something like this.
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Saphamia Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Thanks :D Do it! :)
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Alex-MewMew Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :) Yup, I will. =p
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IncarnateFirefly Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Heh, I remember your Redwall drawings and wishing I had a way to do digital art. And wow, the improvement over the years is remarkable! I hope I can get better with practice over time too...

By the way, that cat painting you drew in 2005 is absolutely amazing. It looks so realistic! :O
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Saphamia Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Thanks :D Heh, I put alot of effort into that cat picture... since then I realised I don't really have the patience for realism, but it was quite fun painting the fur :XD:
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AlexRaccoonGlider Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You must be very proud that you can look back and actually feel like you have improved significantly, congrats to that =3
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LegendofZelda1996 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
I'm going to sound really clichéd here, but I really want to congratulate you on your improvement throughout the years. :D Like I've said a dozen of times, I'll look forward to more artwork from you, in the future. :aww:
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Kalza Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait, you were into Neopets at the start of your art? what a coincidence XD
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Saphamia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Yeah, as soon as we got the internet, I ended up on Neopets, and I was obsessed for a few years, so I probably have some traditional and Paint with a mouse drawings from pre-2003 drawings somewhere :XD:
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Kalza Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome XD that same thing happened to me in my earlier drawing history XD
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