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Improvement meme by Xamag Improvement meme by Xamag
Should've done that long ago :T Some people wanted to know what my old art looked like.

Note that there's only original artwork, Homestuck and other fanarts are another story

2006 : My first try to write a story, a COMPLETED story and create more or less stable characters. I use animu style, while being completely unaware what anime is. I also draw with mouse in Photoshop, on only one layer (the one with photographed sketch) and use random pictures as background, yay! Ah, memories.

Pictures: [link] [link] [link] [link]

2007 : It's time for the second story and...cucumber faces (TM)! You'll never know what my MALES looked like... Everything is inspired by Disney, american cartoons and pretty much Golden Compass. This time I don't have to look for background, I've got 3ds Max mad skillz! Still use the mouse, got a scanner.

Pictures: [link] [link] [link] [link]

2008 : The third story comes with passion to anime. My first anime was Shaman King and...well, you know. Thanks god I read manga soon after that. But still, that's not the best style to learn from when you're new at it. So the first tries were horryfying. Honestly, I couldn't even dream that one day I'll be able to draw as good as some fanartists :Ъ But still, I consider this year being the most productive. Oh, and I discovered multiply mode and different layers in Photoshop, so I can color finished lineart! (magics yes) I have to try different pens and inks to find the most comfortable one.

Pictures: [link] [link] [link] [link]

2009 : The same as 2008, but in October I finally get a tablet. Wow, I thought that all cool pictures are drawn with mouse, derp. I begin using PaintTool SAI and Manga Studio.

Pictures: [link] [link] [link] [link]

2010 : Basically the same, but I started using 3d dolls for reference. You could see these on my old account.

Pictures: [link] [link] [link] [link]

2011 : The saaaaa...er, wait, I've read Homestuck and realized that anime isn't cool. Back to them cartoons!

Pictures: [link] [link] [link] [link] omg old BBR concept

2012 : Finally some progress with difference in faces and bodies. Here comes my new account, you know the rest.

Pictures: [link] [link] [link] [link]

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SnowSnow1999 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I think that even your oldest art looks nice. Your newest art is absolutely insane. I'm jealous of your talent.
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Clampy-TFA Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're for sure one of the most talented people I've ever seen.
I discover digital painting at 16... When I see what you were doing at this age.

I love and really ask myself... HOW ??! How can you found this fast a more cartoony style. I have to say that even if I like my anime style, I'm trying a lot of cartoony drawings and character, but it's really hard to learn how to draw faces and anatomy when we're used to draw anime inspired style.

Anyway, you're amazing ! Really jealous of you haha. You will be pro ! ;-)
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Xamag Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thank you :D Actually, I think it's anime that helped me start, because even though it rarely pictures real-life faces, the anatomy and perspective can often be quite impressive. At least if I studied anatomy from the stylized cartoons, the results would be much worse.
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Clampy-TFA Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I think the same, anime is good to learn anatomy (if we don't draw yaoi style BIG HANDS or beautiful CLAMP style with ultra thin body haha).
But I have to say that the harder is to perfectly found how to draw many genre of faces in cartoon stylized drawings. :)

I think that copying or look at more cartoons or animation film could help me to see several ways to draw noses, shape of the skull etc.
I'll probably do it. Did you did that sometimes ?
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Xamag Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I guess I was lucky to never find out what CLAMP is as a child x)

That's pretty much what I always do, at least when my lack of imagination comes back. It's a very useful thing :P
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BlackieChan35 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you were doing digital art at age ten? That's pretty impressive!
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BlackieChan35 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you were doing digital art at age ten? That's pretty impressive!
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whistlebird Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Oh dear.  I'm going to have to work harder...

Great amount of improvement in so little time!
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:iconrhytri:
Rhytri Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist
that magical transformation from 13-16. wow
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rianne-stripes Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love seeing people do these memes because it always makes me feel better about my drawing skills. I gave up drawing digital awhile ago, because my tablet didn't like me that much haha, but seeing how much you improved through the years makes me want to give it another go and practice, practice and practice! I've been a fan of your art and style for some time, and you are probably one of my favorite artists ^^, and definitely an inspiration to me! :3
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Xamag Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the spirit! :hug:
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FluffySmartAss Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Teach me your ways *_*
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mixi-moshini Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UN OSCAR MIS LADYS Y BOYS }
SHE IS AWESOME a w e s o m e
BRVISTTZIMO
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xXAlfaX Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Are you tellin me that no one have taugh you nothing? T-T
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Xamag Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Only the main basics, i.e. construction, composition, perspective, color theory, etc, but I was so young I didn't really care about it, so if you ask me now what the hell is composition I can answer nothing XD
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xXAlfaX Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Oh :stare: so you're ULTRA talented xD
Your art it's very motivating for me :3 i'm a year (or something more) younger than you and now are five days that i can't stop to draw x'D



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Xamag Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yay :'D Year is a huge amount of time, everything is possible <3
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xXAlfaX Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Well i'll try :dummy:
For now i want to put all these tutorials im my head
I'm getting hysterical 8'D
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neowkitty Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lool so apparently homestuck can change lives. lol.
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Xamag Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Apparently!
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neowkitty Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe



 (i believe john is watching me everywhere in the wind now o3o)
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Xamag Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...

why did you have to say that
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neowkitty Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;p
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Demona-Silverwing Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Классный прогресс, так держать! :thumbs:
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Demona-Silverwing Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup: :XD:
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Neverward Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student
You are SO TALENTED oh my GOOOOOOD xD this meme has me FREAKING OUT I can't believe your skill at your age, and such style! Truly awesome looking through your gallery is exciting and inspiring!
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WesBrindley Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amg I cant believe ur younger than me TTnTT
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FiroH Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the same , younger and awsome works, congratzs and continue the magic ^^
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MKLier Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
... jjjesus christ, you already knew how to model 3d when you were 12?.... ffffawk, lol

Also you color knowledge improved soooo much, I just love how you use in your comic 83
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Utochka-kun Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
АААА ГОСПАДЕБОЖИМОЙКАААААААААААААК?!
Это потрясающе! Какой прогресс с 14-15 лет пошёл. Не, это великолепно, честное словце! Мне даже СКАЗАТЬ НОРМАЛЬНОГО НЕЧЕГО.
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CheezeyBagel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Daaaaaang.

Thats amazing! Good freaking job man!
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Jovey4 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
MOTHER EFFING JEEBS.

Everytime I see a young talented artist like you they're always from Russia or Europe :iconotlplz:

You're REALLY good!
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Super100Miki Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
I agree. :icondepressedonionplz:
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mossyhairundys Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
True.
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arswiss Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
what the HELL I thought you were in your 20's or something.
Your art is so beautiffffuuuul
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vailismyname Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
HOLY. TALENT. BATMAN.
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:iconxamag:
Xamag Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'M BATMAN.
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vailismyname Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
:iconbatmanlaplz:
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DarkKodKod Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! you are so talented!
that is amazing!! I love your art work and at your short age you can create such a beautiful and amazing world!
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FraserM9477 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
YOU ARE 17!?!?

Kill me now I'm the same age and urghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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LukarioKori Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Наверное, самый необычный импрувмент, который я видел О_о Щерт, уже в 14-15 лет так рисовать! Магию нельзя использлвать вне Хогвартса, дорогуша!
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JuliaBullet Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
охренительно *___*
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pencilshadings Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I realized that you are two years younger than I. And you're extremely better at illustrations too

Awesome work! :D
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JohntheMurray Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your progress coupled with your age impresses me to no end, xamag. Inspiring!
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Iateyourtoast Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Great job. : )
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eduMnM Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
My God! I dindn't know what photoshop was with 10 years! My parents didn't even let me touch the computer.
So good.
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punkion Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa!! your improvements are really awesome!!
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esrs Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you for this thing of pure awesomeness. I've only just now discovered you and your wonderful, super inspiring art! I love everything you draw! Now have someone who I can really be inspired by. I'm thirteen, and I'm improving very fast. At this rate, I know I can maybe be as good as you when I'm your age! Did you sketch a lot during your middle school classes? I do, and that's where I improve the most!you're probably too busy to reply to a lowly 13 year old but I hope you read this!
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Xamag Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thirteen was my exact age when I started taking drawing seriously :D That summer I made probably the hugest leap in my life just practicing a lot every day and wishing I was better. I know you can do the same! Good luck with that <3
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esrs Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks Xamag! I practice all the time, more than I used to. I guess that's the best way to improve. You're so inspiring :D Is there anyone in particular who influenced your art?
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