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old artwork, lawl.

Sun Aug 13, 2006, 8:47 AM
prepare to be either entertained or disgusted, or both. i found a box with my old diaries and sketchbooks in the basement the other day, containing tons of my old artwork, and it sucked so painfully much that i had to share it with the dA crowd.



i drew this when i was 12, so 8 years ago. for some reason i thought this fur-coat-clad character was awesomely cool and i used to draw her on everything i owned. all my friends liked it too, so either they were blind or too nice to tell me that it is, in fact, kind of scary.



this page out of my sketchbook is also from about 8 years ago. in retrospect i find my choices of subject matter to be rather bizarre. apparently the things that interested me at the time included a pen, tipp-ex, a creepy face, and ronaldo.



this is from when i was 13, where, in a blatant attempt to suck up to my social studies teacher, i drew a picture of napoleon on my homework assignment. the homework assignment itself is also amusing, because it includes the sentence: "not many people would go, 'let's vote to give napoleon power over the entire nation of france!'" i was a very logical person.



this is from when i was 15, so 5 years ago. it's supposed to be fleur delacour but it looks more like a tranny.



this is also when i was 15. zomg anime eyes!!!1 this is seriously ugly as sin.



this is from when i was 16 and decided to stop drawing mouths and eyebrows. i guess you can consider it a phase of my artistic genius: where picasso had a blue period, i had a no-mouths-and-eyebrows period.



mouths and eyebrows made a return later on, with the new addition of bizarre floppy ears and gigantic foreheads.



this is an oekaki i did when i was 17, so three years ago, when the dodge and burn tool were pretty much the only tools i used. i found it in my old freewebs account (freewebs is soooo passe now). there's supposed to be a flame coming from her fingertip but unfortunately it looks more like a goatee of some kind.



and here's one of my first oekakis i did with a tablet. clearly i was overjoyed that i could now make scribbly lines. hooray!

it's always amusing how i'm convinced of my own talent at the time, but upon looking back, i discover that i did, in fact, suck. at least i have something to laugh at! ha! ha!
ok well that's all folks. if you have any amusing old art to link up to, do tell.


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:iconzjacklee:
Zjacklee Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Hahaha, always funny to see old work. xD
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Lunekat Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
This is encouraging xD
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Jezelle89 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Napoleon is dynamite! ;) Was cool to see your artistic evolution.
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Abacusss Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
gives me hope
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EternalFrisson Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
XD You're hilarious.
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coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Student Filmographer
LOL AWESOME XD I love to see the improvement over the years. Fleur looked very nice, though!
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yamikuroi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
As I am Brazilian, seeing that Loish once had drawn Ronaldo is terribly amusing. So random! :lol:

It's always interesting to see artists' evolution along the years... Cool to see how you experimented with so many styles before landing on your current one :) And it just becomes better and better! :D

:hug:
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Crea-tive Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
this is really something! thanx a lot for sharing this work, i mean this is what made u the fantastic artists that u r now, right?
i love the tipex, how u were really looking at the curve and fixing the line.. and discoverig that its a curve, not a corner.

this is so encouraging!! let say my work looks like urs at the age of 12 :P
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oathkeeper-auctor Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
i do that with my art, at the time it's totally awesome, but then it's " had i never thought that people could be made up of circles o___O square people " they had ugly square heads as well and hideous hair. yup, i'll never post my old art ^^;
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JustKippers Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
Wow..That's so depressing. You're early teen year pictures are stack loads better than mine..and I'm older now than you were when you drew them. ;-; But whatever. Good for you. =P
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nemuiPanda05 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
haha, wow. thanks for posting these ^^; gives me some hope.... lol
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cinnel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
I love this journal entry. It makes me feel like I might be an okay artist by the time I'm your age. Plus, the buck-toothed character in the pimp coat is pretty much hilarious. Just out of curiousity, where did you live when you were younger? I mean, the Napoleon assignment is in English, so I'm assuming you lived in England, or something. Or maybe I'm completely off the mark and they all speak English in Belgium... but that doesn't make much sense. Anyways, this post was hilarious.
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loish Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
where did i live when i was younger? hahaha long story. i was born in dordrecht (holland) and lived there til i was 4, then i moved to virginia where i lived til i was 8, and went to public school. from that point on i went to international schools, so all my schooling was in english regardless of where i was living, and i lived in jakarta (indonesia) til i was 12, paris til i was 15, and brussels til two years ago. haha. anyway i'm glad you liked the journal entry!
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cinnel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
Wow! I can't decide whether that would be a good experience or not. It must have been amazing to be able to experience that many cultures. Do your parents have a job where they have to travel alot, or does your family just enjoy it? This entry was great, I want to see more old art.
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loish Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
thanks! my dad works at the dutch embassy so it was job-related. it was a great experience for me; being able to go to international schools meant a lot, since they're really ambitious, well-run schools. it's also good to be exposed to many different cultures and have an international perspective on things from an early point in life.
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cinnel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
I can imagine. I used to think I was different because I lived in Norway the first 5 years of my life. Now I see that I haven't had nearly as much multi-cultural experience as others have. It would be nice to have a more worldly perspective. Even though I'm by no means patriotic, I still feel living in America has made my interpretation of events biased. Do you find that living in so many places has affected your art?
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xenocryst Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
SWEET. Thanks for sharing these and the ages you created them!

My 10-year-old daughter, Alexa, likes to draw but gets disheartened when she feels her stuff doesn't look "perfect". Whenever she says a part of a drawing is "bad" I say, "it's just not practiced enough yet." She usually shrugs and stops -- at least verbally -- being down about it.

Now I hope you don't take this too harshly, loish... 'Cause we all love your work! :-) But I told Alexa that some of her current drawings are better than your first example... And that was drawn when you were 12, which is two years older than she is now!

She thinks your current art is cool, and saw the progression from your first example. I think it really inspired her. Thanks!
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chiharunamine Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006   Writer
I know, you don't know me. xD I'm Reddles from AHR.

Your comments under your old pictures made me laugh. lmao, 'there's supposed to be a flame coming from her fingertip but unfortunately it looks more like a goatee of some kind.'
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chiharunamine Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006   Writer
I know, you don't know me. xD I'm Reddles from AHR.

Your comments under your old pictures made me laugh. lmao, 'there's supposed to be a flame coming from her fingertip but unfortunately it looks more like a goatee of some kind.'
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sean-izaakse Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
Okay, the progress in your work is off the hook! Seriously .. it's awful how bad you make me look ... *gulp* hope none of my friends see your stuff otherwise they'll really say I suck ... hehe. I should put up pics I have of when I was 5 ... bad bad bad. But I seriously love your stuff!
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aeiiro Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Student Interface Designer
whoa.. that fur coat person has some really big teeth...
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
yeah. and huge pupils too. clearly she's on crack.
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Emi-panda Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
ur lucky. you can look at that suff and say, "that sucks" and when i look at it i think "i wonder how old i will be when im as good as she was when she was my age" and so now u have repect from a stanger (me) that u probably dont care about. ur funny by the way. =)
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Kecky Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
"it's always amusing how i'm convinced of my own talent at the time, but upon looking back, i discover that i did, in fact, suck."

oh how very true!!!

But it's sort of encouraging, in a way - sometimes I look at my current artwork and feel like I must have come just about as far as I'm going to, and then I realize I thought that same thing 5 years ago and it was definitely not true.

here's to improvement!!!
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ejayne Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the one done in pink.

Most of the others scare me a bit.
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
lol... glad to see someone feels the same as me.
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ejayne Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I was kind of kidding, but the first one does scare me.
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Morumotto Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
I've got a box full of my old drawings somewhere... they are truly terrifying. Dx
Haha, I like that Napolean picture. And the anime eyes one. :3
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hanyougirl711 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
It would be cool to redo some of them. Whenever I find old drawings, sometimes I redraw them in my new and improved style. 8)
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
yeah!!! i do that all the time. tons of pages in my old sketchbooks have four drawings on one page, the first one being the original, the second being a year later, and then a year later, and then a year later still. i keep feeling the need to prove that i'm better xD i should scan one of them.
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hanyougirl711 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
You should! :3 I do stuff like that all the time. It's interesting to see how you've improved over the years.
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Duct-Tape-chan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
ehehehee. last week i cleaned out my closet (oh god) and found some notes from middle school. And holycrap my friends and i were insane. O_o Just reading them I found myself thinking "WTF" every five minutes. xDD Random stuff about jimmy's unibrow and llamas and goldfish in people's noses.
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yamato-ayanami Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
I think my old art is worse than yours: [link]

Even if you don't like them, it's still cool to see your progression of style through all your old drawings.
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betenik Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
loish, thanks for showing us that you too started somewhere and weren't born with some hyperreal amazing capability :D does that sound mean? it's not meant to i promise :D
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saray Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
The first one is HILARIOUS!!!

I recently found an old backup CD with an insane amount of Bikermice from Mars fanart with Paint Shop Pro - something - overuse. D:
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SciFox Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
If I had half the skills you demonstrated so early in life, I should think I'd be a far better artist. You're too hard on yourself.
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sketchartist76 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey..it's still good sweety.....I think it's relly cool to see how an artist as good as you. Awesome!
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tiny-harddrive Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
I look back on my old drawings and they are seriously great. I think I just got worse.

I went through a no mouth and eyebrows phase too! We should get together. :O
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xonygallagher Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
OMG I suck so much! lol
My stuff looks liek your 12 year old stuff -_-
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:iconpechan:
Pechan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
i want to do one of these. =D

..... except if i do one, you'll see just how much i don't change. XD

wow, you drew fleur delacour when you were 15. is harry potter really that old? seems like only yesterday.

you should make a journl filled with ONLY AHR works. and that one time i saw you draw all PPG style. i think you did.
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loish Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
yes i was mad into ppg's for like three years!! i wish i had all my old ahr crap D: but i lost a lot of it. i should go look though xD
i wish you had your old AHR art *pokes*
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Pechan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
don't look at me, i never saved any of my stuff back then. although i wish i did. i'm trying to remeber how i did it. XD

that was FUN!! i remeber like, drawing a whole story in one night. XD it took like 4 or 5 submissions but it was worth it. =D i had other AHR users all like "OMFG CAN'T WAIT FOR NEXT POST!!" so that was cool.

and you were like a god, just like you are here. i was scared of going into the anime section. >_>;;
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loish Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
ahahaha your art always kicked my ass, especially the puffs. don't be silly!
the anime section was always chaos haha. kesi and jenny the board bitch like pretended to own the place and flamed half the people who ever posted there. and then if a person really sucked they'd be like "DRAW AT THE PUFF BOARD!!!!"
didn't everyone eventually migrate to the anime board? lol. or was it the other way around. dammit!! i want AHR back!!
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Pechan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
all i ever did was puffs. XD i'm glad people remember me by them.

DAMN i remeber those girls. all they did was b!tch b!tch b!tch, like, they were DETERMINED to keep the puff users out. XD the puff board was all laid back and "whatever."

i think they all did go to the anime board cause the art in the puff section was becoming so tremendously bad. lol. i want AHR back. ;-; i'm trying to rember everyones outfits they had. XD i know i changed my look three times in there, before settling on that purple/black look. cause no one else was using purple at the time, lol. I'M SO ORIGINAL. DX
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loish Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
lol.. i never even had a look, i had no f-ing idea what i was doing hahahahaha. i wonder if it'd be so hard to get all the AHR crew back into one oekaki. maybe it's possible.
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Pechan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
you should call on us like in anchorman. you know, with a conch shell. we'll come running.

"AHR MEMBERS, UNITE!!"
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loish Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
LAWLLL.
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0meter Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I admire you for the courage which made you put these old drawings up.

the first drawing still amuse me but the rest are very impressive for such age. the drawings I did a month ago looks embarassing already. I might die looking at my old drawing after few years.

thank you for sharing
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kalany Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
This is one of my favorite ancient drawings... and it's only five years old :)

[link]
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loish Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
lol! i like it! i wish i had drawn more of that kind of stuff when i was younger, woulda been cool to look at. but alas, i mainly drew glasses, pens, tipp-ex, and ronaldo.
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