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03-09 improvement meme by Bilious 03-09 improvement meme by Bilious
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Seemed like a fun/appropriate thing for the last day of 2009! Here's looking forward to where it all goes from here!
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:iconcruxgallery:
CruxGallery Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
I REMEMBER your thin 2004 Brian! My roommates were in love with him and printed that picture and pasted it on their walls!
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black-angel1992 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
:thumbsup: !
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afro-D-Z-ak Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoah, I can see the improvement... good work
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks, man! X) It's fun to see and compare. :D
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Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
your artwork has gotten really refined over the past few years! in leaps and bounds!
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Awww thanks! It's been a lot of refinement and I'm still not sure I like the direction it's taken. XD Guess that's why experimentation is always important!
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ShadowWalkerInc Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
It's been a long time & I watched your art grow for years, heck I seen a lot of people on here grow in style & works. Heh I don't think mine has grown much how ever..
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QueenGwenevere Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Good lord, that's Newt!? (2003...) :o

And is that a Jabberwock in 2008? =D

Nice to see consistent improvement - coloring in particular seems to get a lot better in the last couple years or so... (and you've definitely cured the sameface problem, big time. I think we've all been through that at least once, I know I have.)

This looks fun. I'm tempted to do it, but it'll be damned embarrassing if I find I've been on a plateau the past six years... ^^;
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
SO DAMN BELATED BUT I'M SO BAD AT KEEPING UP WITH M YMESSAGES:

Omg I know. I know. My first drawings of Newt and some of the others are soooooo not recognizable. (Like back when Brian was Skinny and Fei smiled waaaay too often to be in character!)IDK What was up with androgenewt but he freaks me out these days. XD He seems to have come into himself the uglier I made him. XD

Coloring was such a tentative experience for me but I love to do it! I'm glad my color theory got stronger even as my photoshop techniques got less um. Shitty. XD I'm so bad about overlay abuse. :C Studying Hogarth's Dynamic Light and Shade totally changed my life.
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Carsis Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I would do this meme, but I have lost my drawings past the 2000 year point :noes: I know I have them somewhere, but they are buried under many old drawings and school notebooks which I used as sketchbooks way back when. :p
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Cola82 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's a thing to behold, really.

Here's to the curve!
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Can't wait to see where it goes in the future!!
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vertigirl Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Filmographer
4H+!!

Man I miss that series. Ever thought of going back to it?
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Lol if I did it would have a complete rehaul. My friends from highschool who inspired it to begin with have asked me if I was going to bring it back sometime too. I'm kind of interested to dive into my old series and just draw teaser images in my newer style as an experiment!
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vertigirl Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Best experiment ever!
For the sake of science!!
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Abombanation Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow Bili... I remember that '04 stuff. XD
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
SO OLD. SO SO SO SO OLD.

And my response is so belated!! XD
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Abombanation Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed.
I remember liking your quad and trying to draw Fei myself.

And you're just one slow mamma jamma. ^_^
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Bilious Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
XDD More like excessively lazy. But awww I think I might remember you drawing Fei a million years ago! Unless you never showed me and it was someone else. XD

BTW Fei belongs to my cowriter technically! I just draw her all the time! X)
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Abombanation Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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I should change my "Not owned by me but by Bili" bit then. XD
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jessijordan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
It's awesome to see such fast improvement! Whenever I'm frustrated with my art, it's nice to look back and see that I've improved...must do this meme myself. :)
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yes go for it!! It's totally fascinating and fun to see how you sort of fumble forward. XD
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:iconhibbary:
hibbary Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
You have improved a LOT :3 It's lovely to see!

I really think you need to do a revisit to the fish in the shoes :D
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hahaha omg yes! Fish monsters are so much fun to draw. I definitely need to try just more random monsters and quick paints for sure! I've done a few but I keep losing interest and never finishing. XD

But thanks! It's so nice to hear people can see a difference! XD
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DannysGhostArtist Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Stunningly impressive. Hah, for some reason my tablet didn't change my life at all; in fact I tend to avoid it. Practice is terrifying!

But wow, I can really see where things started to change. I've been trying the "forget anime" thing as well (it hasn't worked for bollocks but whatever). 2010 is just around the corner and who knows what it'll bring, I guess. :)
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Bilious Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
I managed to break free by finding other styles I liked and emulating them a bit. XD Then just kind of mix and match and experiment until it suits your tastes!
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Bluemutantfreak Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ha, I remember you telling me about Newt's Harry Potter origins. ;D
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Heyman, fannerdy can lead to all sorts of fabulous original stuff! :D YOU KNOW IT.
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Bluemutantfreak Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
All my shit is fannerdy! D= What fabulousness this will lead too!
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Buuya Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009   Digital Artist
Wow, what a change. :wow:
We all went through SAMEFACE! at some point. It's part of the process :D

Niiiice!
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Donotquestionme Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
And yet everyone of those is so much better than what we humans could ever draw.

Keep up the good work!
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Puddum Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Urgh, I can't do this meme, it would be too embarrassing. I haven't improved nearly enough since I first started uploading art to the internets. :iconfacepalmplz:

Meanwhile, 2008 was a year of super win for you! (I'm just saying that because we finally get to see Billy the Squid. :D)
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heysawbones Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Meme.

Hm.
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
DO IT.
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:iconheysawbones:
heysawbones Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Doin' it.
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
GOOD.
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MCMXC2 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome!

Happy New Year!
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Saetje Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Seeing how fast and how much you've improved really inspires me :D. I definitely think your artwork is getting up there to a very admirable skill level, just keep at it! I always enjoy your new uploads, hope to see more :).

Happy New Year!
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