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Blast from the past: Drawing Edition

I love uploading my works to a folder or an account just so that I always have a collection to look at years later. I just went through and updated the traditional art section, specifically the drawings and paintings section. While going through my folders, I found a lot of my old doodles and works that I want to show, but is not portfolio appropriate.

I want to share some of my first drawings and paintings, as well as some random arts that I’ve made in the last 4 years since I’ve been drawing and making graphics.

Warning: Many many (horrible) pictures ahead…

I first started drawing around late 2006 when I took art in 9th grade. I’ve actually been interested in art before cause of deviantart, but I never really tried–if I did, it wasn’t realism. I started off with like 3-4 drawings of Anime/games such as Final Fantasy and Dragon Ball Z. It’s because I liked the cover and character art. I didn’t really draw that much, maybe once every 2 months, but my improvements were drastic even though I didn’t practice. A good break always help me.

These are some of the more decent drawings I that liked enough to scan.

Cloud <3 Final Fantasy VII was a nice game.

Yuna and the guy from //hack sign. My brother spilled water on Yuna’s face ><

Now time for some realism. My first 2 attempt at it looked cartoonish. Obviously I only spent 1 or so hours on these.

Both are BoA ^^

Probably my best first attempt at realism, cause it really looks like the person I was drawing.

This is towards the end of 2006, in like November. Things are starting to look up.
Sucks I never got to finish the first one.

First finished portrait, though I don’t like it.

I really like this one, and I worked on this right after the drawing above with color pencil. (End of 2006)

First good portrait of BoA. This was probably in January of 2007.

Now lets compare all of this to my most popular drawing of Song Hye Kyo in May of 2008.

Yeah, big difference. I think it’s all due to the fact that I spend a lot more time on these (patience is a virtue), and I discovered tissues for shading and blending, oh and kneaded eraser.

A lot of people tell me they can’t draw, but if you have the patience and is willing, I’m sure you can draw too. I can draw what I see, but I lack creativity.

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  1. Posted July 25, 2010 at 9:00 PM | Permalink

    May look ugly now, but the fact that they show progression makes it look appealing at least that’s how I see it. It definitely takes patience and talent to be able to capture the likeness in the portraits though in which you have that down.

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    Posted October 11, 2010 at 7:28 PM | Permalink

    Wow, you progressed way faster then me. I was decent as a child, but I’ve been stuck at the same level for so long it discouraged me from drawing until just recently.

    I’ve figured out so many things I was doing wrong that were keeping me from progressing. I’m finally getting excited about drawing again :) .

    It’s funny that you say you use to like to draw DBZ, I wasn’t aware this whole time that you were into Toriyama’s work. DBZ is still my favorite action anime of all time ^_^.

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