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Author Topic: Nostalgia - from past to present and onward  (Read 3563 times)

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Nostalgia - from past to present and onward
« on: July 17, 2023, 06:17:01 PM »
A month or so ago I had I totally forgot I had joined this forum in 2014/15? (on another acc) and I was reminiscing how me wanting to draw manga helped kickstart my art journey. Maybe I don't wish to create manga anymore (we'll see) but I did want to share my journey since the beginning. I won't spam my first post with my life story, just several images and then trickle post as time goes on.



I don't have any active art social media accounts that I want to promote and its been that way for a while, maybe in the future, for now it's greetings from an old user!

2015 - MR project - I joined a group of 7 artists or so to create a manga and this was one of my sketches for a female character. I've mentioned this story here before - but this would be the same pic an artist [who went by the name 'W0rdL0rd' and much better than me at the time would post to 'prove a point' that talent was fixed and artists could not improve; any noob that thought otherwise was arrogant. It did hurt as I looked up to him but I'm glad I used the energy positively.

 


2016 - The TOY TEST. I finished Uni and somehow still ended up in a toy store temporarily - I had improved quite a bit since early '15 and wanted to test myself by drawing Elsa.



2 years later I would try again.



And again during the COVID saga in 2020 - I had obviously done other works during each 2 year gap but I used the 'Elsa toy test' to measure myself.




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Re: Nostalgia - from past to present and onward
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2023, 06:30:31 PM »
Personal zodiac project (2021)





Have had trouble posting so will break it up over time perhaps!
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Re: Nostalgia - from past to present and onward
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2023, 02:03:55 PM »
Few more random sketches







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Re: Nostalgia - from past to present and onward
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2023, 02:01:30 AM »
You've got some major improvement each return!

I'll admit the username changes always throw me for a loop, but I also changed mine since you've been away I think.

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Re: Nostalgia - from past to present and onward
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2023, 05:07:23 PM »
NO WAY, ROBIN!!!!!!!!!!  :'] I'm so glad you're still here!!! Idk how you remembered me either (yeah I've had a couple namechanges, but this one's here to stay  ;) )

You were in the sacred group of 7/8 team members in my first project, so defo one of my first buddies in art/this forum. I hope you've been well and have continued your art journey ;']

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Re: Nostalgia - from past to present and onward
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2023, 03:34:40 AM »
wow, in just 8 years you've made immense progress (I wish I could say the same for myself!). It's lovely to see your style developing through the pieces.
Would definitely like to see more in-between pics :D

And yeah anyone who looks at a beginners artwork and thinks they can't improve is pretty scummy and ignorant in my books. Glad it didn't discourage you from drawing. And secondly that's a lot better than a lot of my early works that I've posted here XD
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Re: Nostalgia - from past to present and onward
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2023, 04:11:31 PM »
That is a heck of a lot of progress! We definitely all have to step away from creating from time to time to renew ourselves though. Even if it unintentional a break is often the right thing to get us going again.

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Re: Nostalgia - from past to present and onward
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2023, 04:40:26 PM »
wow, in just 8 years you've made immense progress (I wish I could say the same for myself!). It's lovely to see your style developing through the pieces.
Would definitely like to see more in-between pics :D

And yeah anyone who looks at a beginners artwork and thinks they can't improve is pretty scummy and ignorant in my books. Glad it didn't discourage you from drawing. And secondly that's a lot better than a lot of my early works that I've posted here XD

Super it's really good to see you're still around as I said in the other post  :heart: You're one of my first buddies here too :] Thank you for your kind words. Yeah if I could speak to Mr WordL0rd again I'd hope he matured and changed his ways.

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Re: Nostalgia - from past to present and onward
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2023, 04:41:45 PM »
That is a heck of a lot of progress! We definitely all have to step away from creating from time to time to renew ourselves though. Even if it unintentional a break is often the right thing to get us going again.

Thank you, Coryn-San! Yes I definitely agree  :heart:
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