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SlayerSyrena Improvement Meme by SlayerSyrena SlayerSyrena Improvement Meme by SlayerSyrena
A friend asked me to do this years ago but I had nothing to put into it as I had not been drawing for nearly five years (I was a Soldier in the US Army during that time).

2009 began my foray into art, after that long absence. While I believe I've improved leaps and bounds since then, I know I still have a long way to go. :)

The original Improvement Meme template is here: [link]
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:iconblackturkey:
BlackTurkey Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Jesus...
OMG, I JUST LOVE IT :D
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(I need to stop, it's like 11:30 and I got to apply for jobs and shit.)
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DatSharkDog Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow...
So much Improvement! <3
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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DatSharkDog Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Your welcome! :D
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collectingbees Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You have ALWAYS been so amazing!
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awww... thank you! :blush:
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Phasmatis75 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Great improvement. Look forward to continuing to see your work.
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconflippedoutkyrii:
flippedoutkyrii Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, even in 2009 I looked up to you for inspiration ^^
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you. :blush:
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:iconlacewing:
lacewing Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
The only thing I can still see you could work on is more relaxed poses.. everyone is always so very stiff! But looking awesome. Your colors always made me jealous lol.
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Kwenos Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Welp, that's something I shouldn't do because not only I sucked much, but also I can only roughly date my drawings ( signature and dating is for losers, yay me and my "what for?" policies >.>). But your improvement in colouring is really comforting. Now you do it like boss.
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, all of these actually came from my deviant art gallery, that's how I knew the dates (the very first example of 2009 was the first artwork I uploaded to DA).

You really made my day with your last comment.
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xjustinian Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional
Funny, you were always good. It is good to see you keeping up with it and progressing.
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww, thanks Justin. You are awesome.
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ShirubaHyuga Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Though I only discovered you after the Skyrim comics, I can still see the improvement (if you don't mind my saying)

Also if you don't mind my asking, what did you do in the Army, and what rank were you?
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
No, I don't mind at all! I look at my earlier work and cringe.

I was a Chemical/Nuclear Operations Specialist.
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ShirubaHyuga Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Haha

Oh wow, that's pretty awesome! I have a brother that just graduated from the Air Force Academy in Cyber operations
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cyber Operations sounds pretty tight. Congrats to your brother!
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kayly101 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Getting back into drawing is a little awkward at first but isnt it fun drawing again after so long? :D You have gone through such amazing improvement from your earlier drawings..and your older stuff still looks amazing. What adventures lies ahead? More of your inks <3
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, it wasn't fun in the beginning. Actually from 2009- most of 2011 I thought of drawing as a chore. I had to force myself to do it.

It wasn't until recently that I became re-addicted to it, and became like I used to be when I was a kid, obsessed with drawing. XD

And thanks so much!
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FoxSummoner Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
every year on this is fa better then I have EVER doen! Iam soooo jelly M<3 your amazing with your work
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, don't be jelly. Just work hard. Anyone can draw well if they practice like they are obsessed... LOL
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FoxSummoner Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Lol like you and Cicero -V-
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frost-dragon-angel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Wow you really improved :D
and in 2009 you still drew better than i do today xD
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!

(Just keep practicing!)
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:iconletrune:
Letrune Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
I'd give a dozen of my ideas if I could draw as well as you could in 2009...!
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, well like I told the others, just keep practicing. I can draw because I drew almost everyday when I was a kid and also when I was a teen, then when I was in my twenties... (LOL). I only stopped for awhile in my upper twenties... (the Army sucks the life out of you!)

It just takes practice.

There are many artists out there that are FAR better than me. Just seeing their work drives me to get better.
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Letrune Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Well, it only makes me envious, as I mostly miss the time/drive/privacy to draw what I wish...
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Heh, well I have a toddler so my day and night are full of never-ending distractions... It takes me longer to do my art, because of that, but I just try my best...
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Letrune Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I understand you, but envy a bit you too.
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Hoenn-Master Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
:icontrollciceroplz::iconsaysplz:Such an improvement, Listener~
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Why thank you!
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Hoenn-Master Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
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RavendeDrieu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow amazing! @o@ ^U^ You really have improved. Course I still think your earlier stuff is amazing too... Better then anything I can do. :D
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I wish I could say I like my earlier stuff but it really makes me cringe.

Artist problems...
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:iconravendedrieu:
RavendeDrieu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Been there... I'm my own biggest critic... :XD: Still...
And you're very welcome!!! :XD:
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Giririr Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Amazing improvement! (Though they're all GREAT!) :) Can't wait to see what 2013 brings in your art as well. You're probably my favorite artist!
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Really? :blush: Thank you! I hope my stuff shows a marked improvement for next year too... (Anatomy for instance... That's one area I really need to work on...)
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Giririr Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Yes, really. :)
I'm sure you will improve! (Personally, I think you anatomy is great, but that's just me. And I'm by no means an expert.) Just keep doing what you're doing. :D
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CanisLupusDingo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   General Artist
You really have improved! And to pick up after five years the way you did--inspiring! Also, thank you for your service to the US.
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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xxcomedyxx Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
You do amazing art, maybe I might start doing the same oneday.
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Just practice obsessively, that's all it takes... XD
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ninananu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
why do you think your art looks awkward? it's awsome!!!

hey, you live in Hessen! that's great! (I live there, too) ;)
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, that's cool! I love it here. It's beautiful and there's so much history!

I cringe when I look at my earlier work... I always have though... I'll be cringing at my most recent work soon too. Guaranteed....
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anime-wolf-fan-girl Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You art work is amazing! even in 2009 it was WAY better then mine! I salute you! Keep up the fantastic work! :D
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks a ton!
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