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Improvement Bandwagon by falingard Improvement Bandwagon by falingard
I know, I know, everyone's doing it. But I figured it might be interesting to see this meme filled out.

I sort of expected my "improvement" to be subtle at best... but at least 2009 is a step up from 2003. Hopefully I'll keep improving!

Edit: I assure you, I wasn't being lazy, I really didn't notice the "description" boxes until now. Eeeeh... maybe I'll go put something in there later.
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ili137 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Writer
AWELSOME IMPROVEMENT :D :3 ..
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JoniGodoy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Great evolution of the drawings and the technique. I like the cartoony style! Congratulations!
Keep up in the good Work!
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Lomebririon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010   Digital Artist
Definite improvement! :dance:

Now I want to do this meme. :D
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QueenGwenevere Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Subtle is right... But when you lay it all out side by side, there is noticeable improvement. Especially in coloring and lighting, some big advances there; line quality seems to get gradually more confident, too, never a bad thing.

Though I think what's most interesting is how it all stays stylistically consistent, even while evolving - I mean, I could probably recognize most of those as 100% falingard straight off. =D

Seeing all these improvement memes, I've noticed that the ones covering early teens through college have huge obvious leaps in quality, but the ones covering mostly post-graduate years are a lot more subtle... I wonder why. Is it just some kind of natural growth spurt that mellows with age, or what? Or is there less pressure to develop? (I'm always afraid I've stopped improving at all the past several years.)
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falingard Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Welll.... in my case college was ART college, so definitely a good reason for there to be improvement there! It was also before 2003 and not pictured here XD I'm also worried that I might not be improving so much anymore D: Maybe in general it's a sort of plateau effect as people get old and lazy and more confident in their skill?

A lot of people have mentioned the style thing! I can't disagree with it, but I'm not sure how it's so noteworthy... I've just... always drawn like me XD
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BigGrabowski Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
this is neat to see how your unique style has developed. keep up the great work! i made a meme too, its in my gallery :)
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clemon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a really great cool style, so I can only watch in awe as all your years look equally awesome to me.
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falingard Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
But "equally awesome" means no improvement! Stagnation is death! Urrrrgh! *Dies*

Haha, but thank you also :)
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clemon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
By me not being able to see thy art improvement is likely because I and many others cannot begin to figure into your plane of high art.

In order words, I can't tell of any obvious improvement because your art looked awesome to begin with. (Although if it helps, I note a definite improvement in Flaky Pastry since its start.)
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Ekuneshiel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of the cooler ones of these I've seen. Your technique improves vastly, but your style stays fairly consistent, which is actually really cool since yours is a pretty recognizable one!
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falingard Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
I don't know about "vastly", but thanks ^_^
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HocusPocusFocus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So... You kick ass since 2003? I'm glad that I found your comic, ergo, your work. You are amazing.
:heart: :tea: :arc:

If I do that it would be a big empty blank space till 2009 when I realized I could insult art other than music.
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falingard Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
I could dig up some stuff from before 2003, but I sorta had a major hard drive crash (actually whole computer) at that time :D
But thank you! Glad you like my stuff!
And maybe your 2009-2015 improvement meme will just be that much more impressive ;D
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HocusPocusFocus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mmhhh naah, 2015 sounds so far away... And I'm so lazy.
:sunnysideup:
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Katay-chan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooo wow! I haven't seen that Leslie picture from 2004 before. Lookin' awesome!
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byrdiethemotley Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Yours has been the only improvement meme that's been inspiring to me at all. No, really. It sounds vain, but all of the other ones are by these freakishly awesome 18- and 19-year-old girls. Yours tells me that I can be just as awesome even if I'm slightly older. You're definitely one of my favorite deviants. Keep on keepin' on.

And you did a Gargoyles OC commission? I must have missed that in '08! I think I recognize that character!
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falingard Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Aaaaw :love: well thanks a lot!

That was a gift for a friend rather than a commission, but it'S very possible you recognize the character :D
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byrdiethemotley Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
You're very welcome. :) Thanks for posting, as always!
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Black-Tsundere Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
love how you kept your style in check and just improved on it real amazing :D
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falingard Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
I'm not sure what you mean... but it sounds like a compliment, so thank you! :D
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Black-Tsundere Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
LOl sorry poor phrasing but yes it is a compliment :D
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Liamous Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
2009 was an exciting year! I mean, hot damn! <3 Keep at it, I'm excited to see waht 2010 brings!
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falingard Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
I'm glad you think so! It seemed a lot like other years to me XD
Maybe I'm just old :B
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CountessDeSangre Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
I recognize people! Yay!
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falingard Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
How many? B|
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CountessDeSangre Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Only 14. :cries:
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falingard Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
That's like... 50%!
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CountessDeSangre Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Exactly 50%. I'm a bad watcher. :<
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