LOOK AT HOW FAR SHE'S COME

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A sample of how much I’ve improved over the last 8 years! Although I could probably dedicate 3 rows just to this year. It’s been a pretty wild ride.

It’s super weird for me to look at this, because I can see how slow and gruelling the improvement process was over the years. But at the same time, it’s also amazing. I never gave up, and I’ve come so far. I’ve done so much. I should be really proud. And I’m only going to continue going up from here!

It’s a shame I couldn’t find a good picture of Peri for 2016, because making this was like laying out her history. Every time I changed her design, every time my style changed, since the very year I created her. She’s been with me through a heck of a lot. And she’s still with me, even if I don’t draw her too often anymore. I should draw her again real soon.

Here’s hoping for more incredible improvement next year!

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The approach of Halloween is the perfect time to check out some of the latest awesome optical illusions created by Japanese art student Hikaru Cho, aka Chooo-San (previously featured here). Chooo-San uses nothing but acrylic paint to transform herself and others into impossibly altered people, including cyborgs, animal/human hybrids, human dolls, and people who look like dreams come to life, with flowers faces or bodies disintegrating into a swam of butterflies.

Chooo-San’s analog creations are a response to the overuse of technology in artwork. “I guess I was a little sick of everyone making pictures with their computers,” she told Daily Mail, “and wanted to see how far I can go without those technologies such as Photoshop.”

Follow Chooo-San right here on Tumblr at @hikaruchoofficial to check out more of her outstanding artwork.

[via My Modern Met]

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#so many species to see #so little time