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2003-2010_Improvement meme by darkmello 2003-2010_Improvement meme by darkmello
OMG, after looking at this.... I knew I waste my 4 years! LOL -____-'
(I darken the 2003-2006 part because artworks there hurts my eyes)
I have talked about this with ~sherley-natasha (we're college friends), and we laugh hard because of it.

"What did we do at that time? Just having fun everyday, wasting time, and didn't think about practice at all." :bonk::laughing:

Oh well, what I can's because of my college assignments too, it ruins my mood to draw :stab:

I wish I start learn digipaint earlier, but still... better late than never...:)

So for you that still in highschool or college, if you have passion in illustration, go PRACTICE for it no matter how much your assignments!! :boogie::boogie:

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shishido-ootori Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
bagus banget ! gimana si cara digital painting yg garis outline nya kayak gak terlihat gini? apa dibuat tipis2 ato langsung gambar di tablet ?? bikin tutorial juga dong :D 
darkmello Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
awalnya pake panduan sket kok,  trus dipaint dikit2 dibawahnya, trakir layer sket dihilangkan, jadi kaya ga pake outline (tp beberapa bagian yang butuh outline dikasih outline, biar teges gambarnya) :)

hee, maaf kalo penjelasannya ribet =P
shishido-ootori Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe klo saya si masi amatir jd aga susah praktekinnya xD tp thank you so much tips nya, boleh dicoba ! :iconpervynarutoplz: 
ShaniBason Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are so talented !! in all those years!
I want to improve either but I don't know did you do it? :)
Ymily Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
You deserve a medal :) I am going through a lot of things at this moment in my life and You just made my day Far happier with Your drawings :) really thank you :)
kueejahe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
saya seneng banget lihat improvment disekitar tahun 2006-2007 nya :)
Ternyata dengan banyak berlatih bisa gitu ya :)

Aku juga ngga akan nyia2in waktu. Semoga suatu saat bisa seperti mbak :)
xrecherche Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'd love to know how you learned to digitally paint.
deejavufight485 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
such inspiration :love:
passion saya juga di children illustrations, masih bingung nyari style yang sesuai, tapi saya akan terus berlatih, dan semoga 4 tahun kedepan saya bisa sehebat mba melani :D
thiever Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wah bener2 improve! worth sekali ya berarti latihan2nya :) ternyata 1 college dg :iconsherley-natasha: toh :)
fadil Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
standing aplouse
fadil Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
standing aplouse
Zadriela Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student Filmographer
I thought your colors are gorgeous there at the end, actually.
E-park Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
kakak..... kereeeen :iconiloveyouplz:
songalone Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
life is a cicle always......
ambientdream Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
looking at your improvement sheet makes me eager to improve myself a whole lot more since we're quite in the same age. but you achieved so much... even though you said that you wasted your 4 years.. sigh. and both of us have a same passion; children illustrations.

i never felt so hyped like i am now... i am so determined to improve my art skills!!! GRAAHHH!!!
shiromage Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
gilaaaaaaaaaa.....perkembangan pesat gitu masih dibilang LAME...then how bout me ?? T_T
SimoakaLittleP Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you're one of the best artist on DA your age by far! I really enjoy your artwork, and I hope I will achieve a skill level that's as high as yours at some point in my life <3
OmgRee Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Wahh~ you improved so much. (lol @ the "Lagu Cinta" thing [I think it's that lol])
Neko-Bishi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Student General Artist
wow you are amazing!just wanted to say that...hopefully MAYBE i could become as good as you >_<
Terololo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
you inspire me :iconcryforeverplz:
puppeteer-for-kings Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I shall take your advice :)

This gives me hope, it is amazing to see how quickly you advanced!
hibiscu Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you are so amazing in digital.... your style is amazing!!! :love:
Dragon-Fry Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
You inspire me!
I love seeing progress.
It just makes me see that all good works isn't born in a year or two.
Don't feel bad about your early works. It's where you came from. How much you are improve.
Be proud!
Schlammsuhler Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its bit ashaming how fast you improved XD
Really awesome stuff all that =)
Valhalrion Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
WOW!! this is inspiring! you improved so much :)
kai-choo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait a sec... are you malaysian??? i could swear i read 'Bangun oi!' in one of the darkened era xD
D4rkD4wn Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
I love your work, I would love to see a tut from you about digital painting. Seriously great stuff!
salsabowl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
paolinasie Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
................(ternyata memang masa kuliah itu membunuh yah O_O)
Hazy-JG Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
So proud of you girl!
I was inspired to carry on and improve myself as I went through the development of your art works!
I still have waaaay too loooong way to cross in this field ^^"
Go go gurl :D
nothing really pays off like the hard work, the continuous practice!
I almost stopped practicing since 2007, when I first joined uni, and was taken away from my dearest passion: manga drawing.
And lazy ppl like me will never improve without persistence and steady work!
I have to admit that I really enjoyed your profile :aww:
Wish u never stop!
depinz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
asik" :D
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It is great to see your development! Thanks for sharing! I was just going through my old sketch books and files the other day. So often we artists look at our own work and can feel like we will never be able to attain the skill and look to which we aspire. Looking back and seeing that slow steady progress and evolution can be so encouraging. I love your children's art, and especially appreciate your attention to interesting lighting and unusual perspective. It really gives your pieces drama and sets them apart. Keep it up!
bunnypoop Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Student General Artist

You've progressed so much during these past few years! It's UNBELIEVABLE! You are so amazing.
AncaXBre Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I suck at illustrating but I go for graphic and architecture. And the practice tip applies to any kind of art.
It was nice to see the development of an artist. When I look back the only works that I'm keen with are a year or two old. Still have time to improve.
Keep up the good work through the coming years!
darkshia Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Aww! :hug:
>___< I always think.. what was I doing when back in my those days.. OTL
: ) I really love your art and you have amazing skills! * U *
MakotoSei Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
intinya semua orang hebat mulainya dari bawah juga :)
Chairim Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
love a lot *-*
Valliegurl Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010   General Artist
I think your artwork has greatly improved! :D

lol assignments can ruin the urge for artwork, sometimes ;)
Pen-scribble Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm aiming for becoming an illustrator too.
I was surprised you were 25!
I love the first picture in the 2010+ section, of the elf? fishing.
WingedAngel75 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Student General Artist
im only in middle school is that early enough? :)
SaintAzura Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite start from 2007-now. Wait till the time I can draw like you.

Minta tutorial untuk mewarnai dong kak.
diao-chan94 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I don't think you wasted time at all! D:

oh yeah, I'm still in highschool, and homework ruins my mood too =-="" I try to practice everyday (lol, my notebook pages are filled with little drawings :lol:), but it's difficult with music classes to D:

but I won't give up! ^^)b
17-11-1991 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
"So for you that still in highschool or college, if you have passion in illustration, go PRACTICE for it no matter how much your assignments!!"

pengennya si gitu, tp gmn pun jg g bakal bisa~T.T
Resha04 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Waahh.. Dulu gambarmu style "Indonesia" skali ya.

Tapi dari dulu memang sudah bagus kok.
Cuma yg sekarang sudah jauh lebih bagus. *applause*
lylysv Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
hebat nih.
improvement yang pesat
puppeteer-for-kings Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, it is so great to see your style progress! Although you say you have 'lame colouring' in your works, the way you colour you peices is one of my favourite things about you work!

"So for you that still in highschool or college, if you have passion in illustration, go PRACTICE for it no matter how much your assignments!! "
.. Sure!! :D
ForestEden Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These things always give me hope! "Look, this person sucked at art like me, and look how good they are now!"

Thank you. :hug:
muhweeah Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Absolutely amazing to see the progress! i know i have said it before, but i LOVE your work and always look forward to what will be next. Thanks for sharing your work with everyone. It is SO beautiful. and this piece is so inspiring!:heart:
Lily-Atelier Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Outstanding achievements!!!! Bravo!!

What did you study in collegue?
CrimsonMoonZ Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice ~!!

i can see how you improve from time to time ^^ indeed a great improvement :omg:
especially from 2007 onwards but i like your artworks especially from 2008 ^^v

and it sure put u a lot of efforts to make such a beautiful arts :D

thus, hope to see more art works of yours ^^
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