HametsuKuro (Fan Art Portfolio) Art Progression: 2008 - 2016

Art Progression: 2008 - 2016
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It's been a while since I did one, so here we go <3 What do YOU think?

2008: I was in my last art class in high school. I had taken two other art classes the year before, so I gained seniority over most of the other students and was allowed to do my own thing instead of following the criteria (since I went through the exact same one twice). I stayed with mostly graphite and colored pencils. I did do a couple of paintings, but they are crap lol I was solely a traditional artist. The second image won an honorable mention in a competition.
2009: I graduated this year, so I lost access to good materials. I stuck with mechanical pencils and colored pencils from when I was in 5th grade >.> I experimented with MS Paint. A majority of those were permanently deleted though, but the far right image is the only survivor.
2010: Got my first tablet, Wacom Bamboo, and MSD4. It was REALLY ROUGH. Like eye sore rough o.o So there was a BUNCH of practicing. I was spitting out drawings like a machine that year. The last image was my most popular for a VERY long time because it was 40+/- OCs grouped together.
2011: I began practicing soft shading and thinner lines. I could only get so far in MSD4 since its brushes were extremely limited.The second image was my original designs for my current Season Gijinkas btw
2012: I got a copy of Photoshop 7 and learned just HOW limited MSD4 was. I began lining in MSD4 and coloring in PS7 and I feel like this was the best decision I made at the time. Seriously, Look at the difference!
2013: I lost internet and, on top of being denied from an Artist Alley, I lost interest in drawing for a while. I ended up eventually just doing a bunch of requests and trades this year. It was a dark year for me.
2014: After recovering from being inactive and a big baby last year, I began becoming extremely active. I did more art trades and requests and began doing art for myself again.
2015: I redesigned my Season Gijinkas, took a few commissions, and did two monthly challenges this year. I had lots of fun and was even more active than last year due to getting a mobile hotspot to replace my lost internet. A lot of growing happened this year.
2016: I began experimenting with doing full pictures in PS7 (but I decided it was too difficult for many reasons). I spent more time on soft shading and practiced lighting. ALSO, I made the decision to work towards professional this year and I am currently building a business around my art :) Towards the end of the year, I got Clip Studio Paint Pro. BEST DESCISION EVER. Seriously, I am in love with this program, I'm not even sure if I want to return to PS7. I can already feel the improvement....I'm so excited for 2017!!!

Comparing 2010 to 2016, I CAME A LONG WAY <3 However, I'm not entirely sure of 2015 to 2016. Opinions?

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