10 year challenge
@eriberart I been meaning to do this. Thanks for the kick do get going. Great growth you had!
@Chip-Valecek Thanks! Looking forward to seeing yours
@Aleksey Please do! It's great looking through old work and seeing how far you have come
Amanda Bancroft last edited by
I was in AmeriCorps in 2009 so I don't think I did ANY art. You said older was ok; is the challenge meaning:
I should find something older than 2009 and redraw it even if it's 15-20 years ago?
I should redraw something, say, from 2014 and make it a 5-yr challenge? This would be more productive for me.
@Amanda-Bancroft which ever you prefer! I actually picked something from 2010 cause I had nothing interesting from 2009
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@eriberart Finally, I got around to redrawing an older piece "Cupful of Bunnies" from 2016 (at left) and 2020 (at right).
Not 10 years but more of a 5 years challenge. Still I really like the idea of seeing progress and having the chance to redo something. I had to rush at the end, because of deadlines, so I'm not 100% satisfied that the redraw is my current best effort, but Finished Not Perfect right?
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@eriberart This is really cool! Such awesome progress. I am doing something similar with an older piece of mine. I'll remember to share in the forums when I finish! You have developed such a great style, too!
Jeremy Ross last edited by Jeremy Ross
Hi @eriberart, what a great reflection!
I stopped drawing everyday when I was about 9 because of poor grades, but here’s my very first digital illustration on October 2018 some 30 years later (after getting the illustration itch), compared to a recent illustration this year. Needless to say, SVS and this community have really helped me progress!
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This looks fun! I'm going to try to find something really cringe-worthy from 10 years ago
I was just starting college but also found work late high school. Just need to narrow down to one though I may try more because I still like some of the ideas just add a bit more kid friendly to them. A lot of them are drawings though.
@ArtofAleksey did you ever find one and do this? I didn’t realize this was a year old lols
@Chip-Valecek did you end up doing one of these too?
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@Heather-Boyd no i havnt done this! I know i talked about it i should totally do it.
nadyart last edited by nadyart
What a great idea @eriberart and great progress over time! Are you going to do this more often? I see the post is from back in November, maybe you can draw the same image every year haha!
@Amanda-Bancroft Looks great!
That's awesome, @Jeremy-Ross!
Thanks to this topic I found this gem gathering dust in my files
This was the first picture book I "illustrated" for an amateur writer. As an amateur illustrator haha. I wasn't able to find all of the drawings, but the story was about a duck that had abnormal feet. It was a picture book with A LOT of text and black and white spot drawings.
I painted the cover in Paint Shop Pro
The illustrations were made with graphite pencil and I did not yet know how to create a transparent background.
Oh my. Maybe I will pick one of the illustrations to draw again.
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What a fun idea! I'd have to really dig to find something 10 years old (many of my old sketchbooks are lost to time) but I'm currently re-doing a 4 year old watercolor!
@nadyart I actually think those old drawings are really cute! I used to redraw the same picture every year to track my improvement but I stopped a few years ago. I know I have them saved somewhere but I can’t find them... I did find this though! My monthly improvement over 8 years until 2018. I never did one for 2019 https://imgur.com/a/yPAVKIn
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@eriberart Thank you for sharing, it's very cool to see the growth over the years, such a difference!
@nadyart it is cool (and a bit cringe!) to see all the phases I went through... I was 14 when I made the first one!
@Heather-Boyd I did.
The year was 2012 and I just introduced myself to digital art:
And then last year I took the same idea and did this: