You could always incorporate bits of your old style into your new one if you want! I like your current style now but I’m always curious about your old art!
well, part of the reason I said that I feel very far removed from my old art is because 1) my style changed dramatically 2) I improved dramatically 3) my content is very very different now. Anything from my old style that I don’t use anymore is probably for the best.
When I changed my style from that very very anime style I changed to something more “professional” and tried really really hard to distance myself from anime. I switched styles maybe 4 or 5 years ago and even from then, my art has improved so much that I still feel kind of attached to it, but not that much anymore.
But it’s funny that you should say anything about incorporating bits of my old art into my new work because I feel like my style is slowly starting to slide back towards “anime” and honestly?? I’m really fine with it, I think I’ve found a happy middle ground that is a little more distinctly “me” ya know
That being said, most of my old art that is on the internet is now in dA storage because I got really tired of my crappy old Warrior Cats fanart showing up in my notifications six years later, but whatever isn’t has still been on my dA since the good ol year of two-thousand-ten, you just have to scroll a bit far
or alternatively, I guess I can just break it down with actual examples (I am omitting all animal artwork because that’s all I drew until I was like 13 so I want you to see my improvement in the drawing people area):
2010 barely grasping the idea of facial structure and anatomy. Anything I knew about drawing people was probably reference from a manga or a How-To-Draw-Anime book or something
later 2010 okay getting my act together a little bit, drawing a lot of head shots but that’s a start (for the record, I was perfectly capable of drawing that right eye, I just thought it was Cool and Dramatic to cover it so)
late 2010 or 2011?? SMALL HEADS, LONG LOOOOOOOONG BODIES MYYY GOODNESSSSSSSS give it a few months, you’re gonna start getting the opposite problem
2012 in what universe did I think this was an aesthetically-pleasing face
later 2012 okay I figured out the long-face thing (not saying much)
2013 okok now this was definitely where I switched to a different style entirely (still didn’t seem to know basic anatomy but thought Disney eyes would make it better??)
2014 closer to my current style, but peak of this style in particular. What the heck were bodies??? Arms were always too short and torsos tended to be short, hip placement wrong, etc etc (although I was using a lot of references. although that makes me think: how was I still so bad at anatomy)
and now, about 2016 to 2017 (current date) this is where I started noticing my, while still improving, my backtrack to the “anime” thing (the top-right pic made me notice it first)
anyways, this is probably way more of an answer than you were wanting or expecting, but idk I like getting questions about my art itself and I tend to get pretty happy and go on and on when asked about it (is that egotistical of me? maybe a little. probably.