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Improvement Meme by escume Improvement Meme by escume
Revisiting the past is equal parts terrifying and amusing. I’ve seen these around before, and have always found it fascinating how people change. I’ve done a lot of that throughout the years! Though there’s a common thread of characters/portraits (particularly feminine), I’ve gone from pencils, to line art, to digital painting, to scary faces, to Dobby, to sparkles and back.

Not only are there previews here, but history is immortalized in the form of previous dA accounts. Yes I’ve been lurking here for quite a while! Not many people know about this account, but it’s where I used to post a lot of hp fanart - ~relashio. Even fewer people know about my first page - ~jirble. Though I’m hesitant to post them, I thought it might be interesting XD

Ahh, good times. Here’s to more mistakes, evolutions, revelations, and art to come!

You can find the original template here: [link]



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:iconarahiriel:
Arahiriel Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
THIS!!! AMAZING! I always love to see those improvement memes. It is so fascinating! You have improved so much, wonderful. Especially the years 2008–2011 were a big step!
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learning111 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
It's very interesting to read of your persistence in this post. The inspiration...where is it rooted if i may ask? :)
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Digital Artist
Thank you! I talk more about my inspiration and process at my FAQ if you're interested annadittmann.com/FAQ :)
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Seventhstair Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Thanks for encouraging me to keep drawing ;D.
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015   Digital Artist
Haha, no problem :D
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:iconrosabelieve:
rosabelieve Featured By Owner Edited Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just listening to Siren and it's makes seeing your art even more aesthetically intensive. Beautiful!
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! I will have to check it out :)
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, what happened between 2008 and 2009?? There's so much improvement there. :faint:
Anyway, this is very, very inspiring! :love:
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Haha not sure, getting back into realism during that phase! Thank you :)
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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miss-alpha Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Thank you soo much for posting this, It's amazing how your artwork has developed from amazing to jaw-dropping outstanding, I REALLY hope I can make that kind of progress, you have given me the inspiration and motivation to draw, make mistakes, and improve ( hopefully)
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! I wish you the best with your artistic adventures :hug:
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:iconmiss-alpha:
miss-alpha Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
C:
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Mirrei Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Do you use references for the portraits?
Also, this was a complete ego kill. I am 17 and my artwork looks terrible compared to your amazing stuff at that age---I would have thought you'd have been far out of art college by then. So jealous. Haha
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014   Digital Artist
Everyone starts at different stages in their life! I have a faq for more info about my references and process if you're interested! annadittmann.com/FAQ
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Kissilk Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shicks @_@ Your art at 15 yo tho. 
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Haha thanks XD
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:iconfoundcanvas14:
foundcanvas14 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You... are the same age as me... Oh god

*roll and hides under blanket*

I'm not facing the world anymore.
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Haha, almost 21 though soon :D
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:iconotakusenpai:
otakusenpai Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...You know looking at this... I think its about time I shake things up a bit and start trying different styles, maybe something more realistic, your art is amazing by the way and thanks for the inspiration.
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   Digital Artist
It's fun to be experimental! I've gone through so many phases, though right now do enjoy painting more realistically. Good luck with your art :)
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:iconotakusenpai:
otakusenpai Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, and same to you.
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:iconopal59:
Opal59 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student General Artist
O3O
you're very, very talented 
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner May 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconopal59:
Opal59 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome ^^ 
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:iconmayumi14:
Mayumi14 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, now I've got some hope that I will improve my drawing-skills in future a bit ;D
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner May 16, 2014   Digital Artist
Haha, improvement is so fun and motivating to see :) Good luck!
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:iconmayumi14:
Mayumi14 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah it is...~ :D thanks! ^^
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:iconputko:
putko Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist
The force is strong with you Yoda 
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner May 4, 2014   Digital Artist
Haha, may the 4th be with you :D
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MagicalChan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow every artists dream is having such an explosive iprovement
i think everyone here is really jealous now ^^
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks! It's fun to look way back as well as thinking about what's next!
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Sasujonedward Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
absolutely amazing! its really captivating to see how an artist changes especially one that is as precocious as you are- and you're only 20?!? jesus... 
very very beautiful work!!!!!! truly inspiring escume....
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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TechMechanicz Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Somewhere from 13-15 I think the art gods triggered your ability to capture realistic detail immensely haha.

You ever thought about making a restoration of an old picture to captivate the memory once more? Bringing an old picture back to life in your new and improved abilities.
I am sure that in your early years at the time you though it was the most beautiful thing you ever created, and it would seem like a neat concept to bring back that idealism in how you would see it now.


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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Haha! I've thought about recreating an older piece (like the 'draw that again' memes). Maybe, if I feel inspired! I can definitely relate to loving something right after painting it and looking back years later wondering what on earth I was thinking XD
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SaynotoKlaus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
 I don't even know what you look like and i am in love with you Here's a kiss for you, my love! 

You have such a beautiful mind.
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014   Digital Artist
Haha thank you :hug:
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juriTanaka Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your drawings are really awesome. But honestly see your improvement just discouraged me Really Sad. You have 20 and draw like a godess. And I have 20 too but my drawings are a piece of poop compairing with yours look
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks! Though it's best not to compare yourself to other artists, rather compare your old work to your recent work and see how much you've improved :) Highly motivating!
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juriTanaka Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're right, but sometimes I think that I'm improving too slow. But thanks for comment
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VisAnastasis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful and inspiring, you make such beautiful art! :icondesueyeplz: - :icondesueyeplz:
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
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Jayceel Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
wow
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Digital Artist
:D
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:iconrfiguesa:
rfiguesa Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
WOW, perseverance is your last name :P
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Haha XD
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:iconotakusenpai:
otakusenpai Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...I still have a loooooooong ways to go.... challenge excepted!!!
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014   Digital Artist
You got this :D Have fun arting!
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:iconotakusenpai:
otakusenpai Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Will do :D
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