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Old vs. New Improvement meme by KanuTGL Old vs. New Improvement meme by KanuTGL
One of those "Draw this again" memes. I really like looking at those C:

Comparing my very first "serious" attempt at drawing a cub Simba to my latest serious attempt at drawing a cub Simba. It's been just over seven and a half years... Shows that with enough time, effort and dedication I can actually improve.

At least somewhat. There is a huge difference, but I always feel that something is amiss in my art. It's not... "alive". It just feels... stiff. I don't have "it". And if you don't have "it", I wonder if there is any way to ever be successful in an artistic profession.

Aanyway... Time, effort, dedication. If I can do this, so can you! :D

Meme blank: [link]
Just the 2011 version: [link]
Just the 2004 version (though I wouldn't know why you'd want to look at that XD): [link]
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:iconfantasygold:
FantasyGold Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You should redo the old one again, now 11 years later :XD:
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Haha, no doubt I will at some point :XD: Redos of old art is just too much fun to resist =P
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FantasyGold Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed!
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hawk722 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap! That's amazing!
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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Nojjesz Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just started to do digital drawings lately and I hope that one day I will get better like you! :) Lovely gallery btw! :) If you have any advice to me please tell it! :)
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KanuTGL Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^ The best advice I can give you is to practise, practise and then practise some more. There are no shortcuts in art, unfortunately xP Use lots of photo references (not for copying line by line, but so that you know what your subject looks like) and there is a great amount of resources and tutorials here on dA to look at :)

I think your drawings are already looking very good though ^^ So keep up the good work!
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Nojjesz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh thank you very much! :) I will try to do my best! ;)
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lucifurrs Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
I can't wait to see My improvements o.o
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes, it really is much fun to look back and realise how much you've improved over time :D
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lucifurrs Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
yeah XD
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NathalieNova Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow thats the hardest improvement meme ever
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks? :XD:
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xXHiddenWolfXx Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
I cant even draw the Before picture ;-; X3
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Practise makes perfect :lol: In my case, about 9 years of it... XD
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SycoHearted Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thats just AMAZING....it looks almost like the real movie screenshots! BEAUTIFUl work! <3
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aww, thank you very much! ^^
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ArielHowell Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg that is a huge difference ^ ^ great work
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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CynicalEscapist Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
I love this picture. It gives me hope one day I might be good enough to...I dunno, like my own drawings or something! :D
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^

Just keep practising and never give up :D
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ArtistNina Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Woah with what did you draw the 2004th pic? with a mouse or tablet? and was it with Photoshop?
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KanuTGL Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The 2004 picture was drawn and inked by hand, scanned and "cleaned up" in MS Paint, then coloured and whatnot in Paint Shop Pro (some hidiously old version)... I think... xD
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ArtistNina Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
XD you remember every thing
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Whiluna Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011   Digital Artist
Best improving meme EVAAAA XD
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, thanks a lot xD
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Whiluna Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011   Digital Artist
yw x3
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CatherineSt Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't see the difference. Lol, just joking. xD Amazing progress!Congratulations on that. :clap:
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hehehe xD Thank you very much! ^^
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Livandriya Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Hmm I have something like that! :D
It's very good!!!
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :D It's always nice to see that all the hard work is actually getting you somewhere, hehe xD
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Livandriya Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student General Artist
yeah! Good for you!!!
I don't like my old works I see it and I say to myself OMG!!! I drew this? hahah
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KanuTGL Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, yeah, me too xD But at the same time I like to look back, because, like I said, it's always nice to know that we do improve :D
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Livandriya Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student General Artist
hahah yeah!
Well, I wish Good luck!!! :D
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, and to you too :D
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:iconlivandriya:
Livandriya Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student General Artist
oh thanks
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Gatt-chan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student General Artist
saying you haven't improved is like dennying Lady Gaga is crazy
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HavickArt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahahah
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, yes :XD: Thanks :)
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SimbaSamuel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
if only I could do as much as you
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I don't doubt that you could :) Just keep practising and never give up! ;)
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SimbaSamuel Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
thk ;)
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Cynderthedragon5768 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOOOOOOOOOW
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hehehe, I'm glad there's a difference xD

Thank you! :)
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Cynderthedragon5768 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your like epic @o@ !
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simba-whiskers Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
WOW WHAT AN IMPROVMENT!!
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yes, even I can agree there XD Thank you very much!
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TheProtobabe Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I think it's wonderful, but the 'stiffness' you're talking about is the fact that it feels a bit 'pose-y'. Simba's not really dedicated in doing some sort of action, there isn't a set mood, and he's just kinda looking off-camera. Though it's a rendition of an old drawing, just thought I'd put my two cents in :P
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KanuTGL Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hmm, you might be on to something there. *takes notes*

Thanks a lot, Zor :)
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TheProtobabe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Only here to provide a critical eye XP
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