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improvement meme 2.0 by Detkef improvement meme 2.0 by Detkef
decided to draw thi [link] again to see if I had improved at all the past year.


now it actually looks like the character jack frost, I dunno what I was thinking in the 2011 version...

so yeah, with this I experimented with some new colors, as I can't be stuck with the same ones forever, then I would never improve! hafta experiment rite.
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Soulymans-real-self Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, really shows how much you've improved. Must make you a really optimistic person when you see this. Also gotta note that, to improve that much in only two years is amazing. Usually it would take a little longer than that. 

Sincerely, 
          Soulyman
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MapleJazz Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your 2011 version in general. it's probobly the style I more want to adapt to, however I do agree the recent one replicates Jack Frost more, I think the first 2 show more personal style on a similar take of jack even if the representation isn't as close.
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Nikiosko Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Cool! La la la la 

I dig your style :D (Big Grin) 
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ObsessiveTwilighter1 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So much improvement in such little time! What's your secret?
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:iconkiri-blueloo:
Kiri-Blueloo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Artist
o.O woohooo...!
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:iconnot-princess-luna101:
Not-Princess-Luna101 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
2010 is a sexy mutha fugger with sexy mutha fuggin hair.
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:iconmaliemokono:
Maliemokono Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually like 2010 the most OoO"
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happychanson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not as good as you were in 2010, but my colouring is flat and plain like your 2010 art. How did you improve your colouring (like in 2011 & 2012) to become softer? I don't know how artists are painting softly and smooth! Hope it makes sense what I'm asking :p
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:iconvalerie-v:
Valerie-V Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Try block in dark colours first. And it also depends on the brush you use. And try to make it contrasting. :>
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ColourfulRain Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I'm no artist but I think the difference is that there are is more detail in the 2011 and 2012. There are more shadows and shades of colour. And the blending tool might help as well.
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4x-Night-Mare-x2 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
he gets sadder looking
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ColourfulRain Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Lolz
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:iconaj333:
AJ333 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your beautiful work has been featured here: [link]
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Silver-StarFire Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he gets sadder each year :3
Improvements Memes have to be the best of all memes, they show to YOU how well you've gotten and give proof/hope to others that they'll get better too. :)
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KanpekiNaSekai Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish my Jack Frost pics would look like the first one xDDD
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MindlessKate Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
1))))
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Kmhooning Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the 2011 one. Guess that's cuz it's more my style, but I think it's the best!
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pigsinablanket Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what new skils did you learn that let you be this good? both physically and photoshop? I'm trying so hard to be better but I'd like advice from someone who knows what they're doing
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Spigu Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The 2011 version was already great, but it lacked the feeling that the newest piece has. Art is not just about drawing pretty things, it's about giving your works feeling and life, which you have done in the 2012 version. Great improvement.
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coolkidrox123 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Artist
OMG SO GOOD!! na di thought it looked like jack frost :P XD
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:iconthehappy3:
TheHappy3 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no idea who Jack Frost is ... but I fancy the 2011 version most :3
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EPICPaulitaFAIL Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Only in two years? Amazing! What editor do you use? Pain tool SAI or just Adobe photoshop?
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skylaces Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i thought this was fanart first! the third one really looks like jack frost from Rise of the Guardians!

great improvement :D especially on lighting
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blacksnowcat Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great improvements! i love 2010 and 2012
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:iconhaceface:
HaceFace Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Random Question: Have you ever read Animorphs?
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ArtemisxVivian Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
woah! you've really improved!
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seashells21 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
How did you improve so much? It looks so awesome! I definitely want to get better at my drawing, but I'm not really sure where to start. Was your improvement purely from practice or did you take classes or do lots of tutorials? Thanks a lot, I think you're a really talented artist!
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manar1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
wow nice :D
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Aamunodottaja Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh god, this is so inspiring...! I'm just hoping to reach even that first stage! But yeah, love that 2011 one so much, though there's a lot more depth in the 2012 one! Fantastic job.
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Eniat Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I like the center one best, but would love to see it with right's colors/shadows.
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moogyAKA Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
This is... CRAZY!
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ShadowStone13 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
I like all of the versions. It doesn't seem right to call this an "improvement" meme as much as a "change" meme. It's like you were finding the right style. And all 3 are awesome in their respective styles. I leikz :P
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Detkef Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
......
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ShadowStone13 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
i promise. i really do think they are all awesome... i think you discredit yourself if you say that the previous versions were in need of improvement.
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:iconjm118:
JM118 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All three are currently better than me, but I gotta say the one on the right looks stunning. Your progress is awesome.
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LycaonthropeDemon Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
i like 2011 the best... great work :)
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:iconmihneis:
Mihneis Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student
Woah, that's gorgeous! Serious improvement!
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IfUSayBiteMeIWill Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesmeness, but why doesn't the last one have freckles?
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Detkef Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
the final design of the character didn't have freckles I think
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IfUSayBiteMeIWill Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay,thanks.
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yzkethrag Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, but I like them all. :U
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slicedcrayon Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Gosh I love improvement memes, they're so inspiring !
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DabIMON Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
It really is getting noticably better, but they kinda dont look the same if I have to critisize...
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Detkef Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ye thats because the 2010 version was referenced from some concept art, the 2011 one was drawn from head, and the 2012 version is based on the final design of the character.
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RaysGallery Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your skills are crazy good
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:iconfranfran56:
franfran56 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang dude, you just keep getting more fantastic. It's even more gorgeous than the last ones.
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AssesAdvenger Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
1st one he looks evil. 2nd he looks stoned. 3rd he's a mix of both stoned and depressed and makes it look epic. Big improvement
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kaymirtas Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The 2012 one reminds me of Gerard Way: [link]
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BloodlyKnight Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
i like all the version
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R00-ha-ha Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Ahh I saw new deviations by you and was so happy ~ you're so awesome.
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