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*EXTREMELY* Old drawings!

Mon May 7, 2012, 2:39 PM





VERY old drawings

I removed all of the old drawings because they... are ugly and I didn't want them on my front page forever LOL. but this still exists:





And the rest is history :)
So don't give up hope guys. Whether you're 10, 15, 20, or older, as long as you keep at it, you WILL improve. Look at anatomy books and proper reference, that's something I wish I did more of when I was little. But you guys have SO many resources now! And computer programs galore. I really didn't have the internet at all for 1/5th of my artistic life, and then another 1/5th I just stopped drawing because I gave up. So take use of those resources, look at tutorials on Deviantart, and keep practicing. And mimicry is okay. Just try and branch out and create your own individual style once you get the hang of things!
Good luck everyone :heart: I still have a long way to go, too. :D





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:iconmellymanga:
mellymanga Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Awwwww they are so cuteee~ >w< I love looking at old art~ ^^ You are an amazing artist!~
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Iheartbluepandas Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow I don't know what to say but instead of Neopets...it was pokemon and digimon for me....but mostly pokemon
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13tearDrops Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah! big improvement!
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heaven101fosho Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
amazing ocean-chan! wow! im like"....................:iconwowplz:"
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Kuro-Rey Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol! XD Because of you I search all my old drawings ^^; It's a good way for see the improvement between 5 years ago and now XD Now I found my drawings awesome compared to the old ;p
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Elphaba-Anime Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's always so fun to look back at your old drawings, even me who... well I'm not amazing, and I've definitely improved a lot since I was younger, but I love looking at my old drawings and seeing how I've improved, I can't wait to look at the pics I draw now and look back at them ten years from now and be like... dear god xD

Lol just realized you posted the "icecream beauties" pic twice :3

... and yes I also learned to draw from Katy Coope... she might not have been a very good teacher but she certainly did help a lot of people get their start! :D
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Yami-Tsuki Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wah so inspiring! i saw some pretty old drawings of mine and had the same experience XDDD i think i *did* improve but not enough!so we shall keep striving further and better!! :D

thanks for this wonderful post :D
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Hacchinya Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
given your art now, it was indeed rather amusing to see your older work.

Just goes to show, everybody starts somewhere, even the greats!
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MissAnime2000 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is Yugi holding a LIGHTSABER!!???!!!
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thecutebanana Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student Artist
sdfgh fail :icontrollface:
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CheeseSkai Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
vhkbjk--Ocean, this gives me hope. :iconpapcryplz:
Did you learn to draw from Katy Coope?
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:iconoceantann:
oceantann Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah i loved that book haha~
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CheeseSkai Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Haha~
bfjhg--I feel shy talking to you Ocean gjkh--its because I respect you so much gbk--
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oceantann Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lkdfndslgkh;;;;;;; th-thaaaanksss
WELL DON'T BE SHYYYY I don't biiiiiiiite Im honestly just as shy as you are being in the position of being respected omg LOL
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CheeseSkai Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
N-No problem gnjkhhk--
Y-you deserve to be respected..since you're nice, and awesome and..fgjgbgj--I lost the words I wanted to say fbkg--YOU'RE JUST AWESOME OCEAN, NEVER FORGET THAT GBK--:iconruncryplz:
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oceantann Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Q///3////Q<3333333 kya ty;;;; /dying
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:iconcheeseskai:
CheeseSkai Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
D-don't die..
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aoifly Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW~ Such improvement~ If only I could persist -
I'm thirteen, so.... I know I shouldn't get my hopes up, but I wish I could end up as good as you <3
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fluffycat58 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cute I want to hug you ~ (dont ask me why xD)
This is good inspiration for starting artists ^^
Considering how amazing you are now... It just goes to show, the more you practice the better results you will achieve ♥
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6Hisano9 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! Did you learn how to draw from Katy Coope? xD
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:iconoceantann:
oceantann Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOLYUP
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:icon6hisano9:
6Hisano9 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the eyes
and I'm pretty sure everyone learned from her
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Ika-Hime Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i remember when i used to draw like that. ^^ you've done well, ocean.
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Cupcakegirl43 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DEM ARMS XDDD
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hikizuu Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Such improvement! Its surprising when I compare your gallery to this :D
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Yunss Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student
Heeey I remember IceCream Beauties, haha. I used to read that. Oh, the nostalgia. xD I should look back on my old drawings one of these days too, I rarely do because they're just so hideous. xDDD
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MangaFox156 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's pretty nice that you're looking back at your old drawings. Sometime I look back at my old drawings and I say to myself, "Wow, I can't believe I used to draw like that! I've really been improving." I'm still improving because there's alot I need to work on, but I won't give up because I love to draw and I wanna keep going.
Oh and BTW, you keep up with the great work, Ocean!!:iconranranruuplz:
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animegamergurl Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, those are all from 11 years ago, but they're STILL better than mine. :XD: seriously though, they are better than mine, but its pretty amazing how much you've improved.
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bonxy Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love these <33 Makes me so nostalgic looking at them for some reason (maybe it's because I learnt how to draw manga from Katy Coope too!) Thank you for sharing~ You were always talented.
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ItaSakuSasu-SasuSaku Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
this gives me confidence hat one day i can be an aamzing artist like you *.*
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caneep Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student General Artist
dat arm. :iconimseriousplz:
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inu-kaga Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@w@ so much!
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Rndom-Obsessions Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg, I feel like all the little kid anime drawings I see of anyone all look alike >< chibi like heads, huge eyes, receding hair (usually short cut) and unproportional bodies. Oh, those were the good days. Then you remember that you thought you were good when you were drawing them :icongaspfaceplz:
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Lynchly Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ice cream butterflies...lol. XD
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A-C-L Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I get embarrassed looking at my old stuff too, but it's good to keep it so you can see the improvement. By the way, are you familiar with Katy Coope? She published a couple "How to Draw" Manga books about 10 years ago, and some of your old drawings remind me of her style. It seems a lot of us have used those books when we were first starting out, or at least heard of them.
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oceantann Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEEEEEP yep i loved her book and i followed every page rofl. =u=
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Insomnia-Case Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm getting serious flashbacks to my own childhood, just replace the furries with powerpuff girls...
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:iconoceantann:
oceantann Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh god i had that phase too xD
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Insomnia-Case Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student General Artist
That's all my 9/10 year old brain at the time could comprehend was drawing powerpuff girls when it first came out....that and pokemon
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RB-Illustration Featured By Owner May 7, 2012   Digital Artist
I saw these on tumblr xD Don't worry, I wrote the most stupid stories and drew terrible comics too. And I didn't have internet or anything better than Paint when I was younger either. I feel old too OTL
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KOL-Freak Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this on your tumblr. It was a blast looking at all your old artwork xD gave me a chuckle to a few of them like the gary oak drawing. xP
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oceantann Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IKR! I died when i saw it oh god
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:iconkol-freak:
KOL-Freak Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But like you said xD you can improve...just takes time! LOL And you're bloody proof of that!
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lululu130 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow you're really come a long way :iconamgtouchplz:
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yuukikiss Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All of those look like my friend Jessica's drawings... I'm not even kidding....
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DreamAngel-Ren Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Practice makes perfect and I believe in that! :)
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MOVED2-Lavender-Iced Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
IS GARY FIREBENDING
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oceantann Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IDEKKKKKKKKKKKK LOOOL
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No-ones-account Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow
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