I’ve been feeling abit crummy about my art skills lately so i thought i’d do something like this, and it does help a little bit.
2009: A dark time for me as a 16 year old. I copied alot of the people who influenced me at the time, and i felt so rebelious for ditching the ‘kawaii manga style’ for something more ugly and gritty. It also excused me from having to practice body proportions because ‘Super Jail was noodle bodies i can do what i want too’
2011: It felt like a long time from 2009. I was really into developing my own style above everything else. and while i did know that life studies was REALLY important, i always worried that it would effect my cartoony style. That and I had undiagnosed ADHD at the time so I couldn’t put more than an hour into a drawing, let alone three hour figure drawing classes lmao. I also had a bit of an elitist ‘tradional artist’ thing, where i thought i worked much harder with pens and copics????
2018: There is a MASSIVE time skip here, But it was one of the few ‘art updates’ I had and I really wanted to see how far i could go. Everything is so different now. I finally admitted that i NEEDED to focus less on ‘style’ and more on things I couldnt draw. After i was diagnosed with ADD, I got medicated and now realized why people could spend such a long time on works. I was finally able to do life studies and spend DAYS on drawing. Pixel art only came into the picture a couple years ago because it feels so… good that every dot fits so well into place. And now i have all these old unused art supplies because i’ve prettymuch moved soully onto good ol’ pixels.
ANYWAY theres alot of mistakes in my picture and i still dont rly like it, but… I had to let it go so i can look on this in the future with a new update. uh… ENJOY.