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January 1, 2010
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From 12 to 2009 by LancerMoo From 12 to 2009 by LancerMoo
(Sorry for sloppy writing, if too many people cant read it i'll go fix it)
Something to start the year off with.

I've always thought that one perk of being an artist is that you get to keep your imaginary friends, and nobody laughs at you for it.

Shina is the one constant throughout almost all my sketchbooks. I created her when I was around... 12-13, back when the only thing I used the computer for was to play FFXI. (Also way before I dated my sketchbooks, unfortunately.)
I always love seeing other people do these. Seeing the evolution of one character through the years is incredibly interesting to me. And back when I was just starting to draw, seeing that some of my favorite artists were once at my level was a huge motivator.

Now that I'm posting my own, it's kind of a weird feeling. I feel like I've just gone through my mom's old photo album, and have gathered a bunch of my baby pictures to post online...

-As I stated above, before 2006 I did not date any of my stuff. As a result I had to guess at some of these, but for the most part it's pretty accurate.

-No, I don't consider her a "furry", although she is, well, furry. =P
To me, I've always thought of her as a mythical creature of sorts, like a satyr or mermaid (or werewolf, hur hur). Think of her what you will, that's just my own perspective.

-No, she's not me. In fact, if she were real, she'd probably find me kind of annoying. =P

-I didnt really have any nice sketches of her from this year. For the most part, my efforts have been focused elsewhere lately...
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dapperflapper Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, this is really cool. I've never actually seen an artist do one of these before (but I'm pretty new here). I'm pretty sure I'm still around your 16yo skill level, which is why I've neglected posting things (that and very little free time). But this has definitely helped inspire me to keep working! Thanks!
Ninjerina Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student General Artist
interesting to see how your character has evolved from a cutesy anime style into a more mature more realistic look
LancerMoo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Yeah, it's pretty interesting to see the progression, haha. ;D
MuttInkDreams Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Student General Artist
oh man, you made so much improvement over the years, I wish I could say same for me. I'm too embarrassed to do one of these.
Radiant-Sunset Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Geez, you were already good to being with :XD: It's amazing to see the improvement over the years!
LancerMoo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
It really is, I know I never thought I'd be at the skill level I am now, that's for sure. :)
Ahh I don't really know about being good at that age, for the amount of time I put in I always thought I was pretty awful. :XD:
Radiant-Sunset Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Alas, no artist is ever confident in their work at a young age. Trust me, I would know ;P
SSPirate Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your Art REALLY improved over the years! And I gotta say, you drew pretty damn well when you were 13. :XD:
LancerMoo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Thanks! :XD:
I'm not sure how good I was as a kid, If anything I always thought I was pretty horrible compared to the time I put in...
nymph-of-artemis Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow, you have improved SO much over the years. :)
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