Welcome to Art Evolution! This is a place to post our really old artwork, look back on it, and see how we've improved.

PM me if you want to be a guest poster.


  • One post per day
  • The post must contain an old piece of artwork (scan or photo)
  • One piece of artwork per post
  • Include when you made the artwork (approximate guesses are fine)
  • More elaborate descriptions are encouraged, but not required
  • Posting every day is not required
  • Preferably, the artwork should have been made before you joined theO

How I (Used to) Draw

One of the first bits of advice I received about drawing circles is to draw a square and use it as the guidelines for a circle. I used that technique for years-- maybe even a decade-- until I felt comfortable drawing circles on my own.

In this particular picture, I drew a mouse and the steps I went through to draw it. I think this was a visual for a speech I gave in high school, so I'm guessing it was 2000 or 2001 when I drew it

My reason for choosing a mouse was probably because I used to draw Pikachu a lot in those days. Had I actually drawn Pikachu, I would be ridiculed even more than I already was. Back in those days, teenagers and Pokemon did not mix. My, how times have changed.

I keep forgetting to post in this World, which is a shame because I have a large backlog of old drawings that I want to share.