If you aren't stepping out of your artistic comfort zone, you probably aren't improving. A year ago, 24-year-old Sam Skinner decided to take her drawing ideas to the next level. Sam challenged herself to draw her self-portrait in 50 popular cartoon styles. Recently, she finally finished the portrait drawing project and the results speak for themselves.

"I decided to do the cartoon characters challenge because I've seen so many people do it online and was absolutely inspired by them," Sam told Bored Panda. "Doing this project was simply to help me become more familiar with doing graphic/digital design. That being said, a few of the animated characters in the style challenge are definitely more original than others, mostly because this was simply a project for me to practice digital line work, so a few came out looking like a basic re-colorization of a popular cartoon character which already exists." Another reason she went for the challenge was Sam's desire to develop her own cartoon drawing style for a potential webcomic.

Sam claimed that the hardest part was picking out the famous cartoon characters to include in the series. "I ended up having a list of close to 100 different style characters I wanted to do, but narrowed it down to 50 by drawing the choices randomly out of a hat."

Once that was out of the way, the toughest images to pull off were Tim Burton's, Gorilazz' and Archer's. "I am satisfied with how it turned out!" Sam added. "This is one of the first things I've done that I've been proud enough about to show off to my people. Since this whole project took around a year for me to complete, with a brief hiatus for school, I definitely would say my drawing technique got better the more I worked on it."

To see how others performed similar tasks, check out our previous post here!

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24-year-old Sam Skinner decided to take her drawing skills to the next level

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She challenged herself to draw her self-portrait in 50 popular cartoon styles

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Giulia Betke
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2 years ago

love how the top is the same for all

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Furious_Lover
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2 years ago

FRICK YEAH DUDE!

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Andycat >_<
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2 years ago

Bubbles is the best name though

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eleven's eggos
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2 years ago

This is amazing... spot on!

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eleven's eggos
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2 years ago

Aw, this one is super cute! I love it.

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Giulia Betke
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2 years ago

can she seriously be added into the show?

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M
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2 years ago

Yesssss!

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Evan Griffiths
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2 years ago

This is very impressive! Only just realised that the mouth is what makes a Simpson

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Giulia Betke
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2 years ago

who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

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Andycat >_<
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2 years ago

Lol

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Randy Inbred
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2 years ago

She's selling herself short!

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Steve Bowman
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2 years ago

Wow! She looks... hot. Not as hot as Velma, but still hot.

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Ricardo Ferreira
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2 years ago

Sam, the Heart bender! ~<3

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FandomTrashHell
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2 years ago

YEET

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Janine B.
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2 years ago

So cute!

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Laura Sherman
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2 years ago

I LOVE this one and I miss this show so much.

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Evan Griffiths
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2 years ago

This is close, however I think something is off but I can't pinpoint what it is??

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Sally Appleton
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2 years ago

Ah I miss Gravity Falls. She would've been a cool character.

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eleven's eggos
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2 years ago

I love this one!

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Giulia Betke
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2 years ago

SLAY!

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Evan Griffiths
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2 years ago

This is so accurate!!

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Evan Griffiths
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2 years ago

There's a hundred and four days in summer vacation...

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Giulia Betke
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2 years ago

can i choose her as my avatar?

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EJ Halle
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2 years ago

Yes! This is perfect!! 👌

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Evan Griffiths
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2 years ago

This is unbelievable

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Aud Wey
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2 years ago

One of the Best cartoon EVER!!! Anyone here know about those crazy cute animals?

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Sree S
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2 years ago

T-E-E-N T-I-T A-N-S // TEEN TITANS LETS GO!!! (anyone with me here???)

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emilie
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2 years ago

MY CHILDHOOD

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frederic eeckman
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2 years ago

Here we goooooooooooooooo

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Eddie Proctor
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2 years ago

call me beep me if you wanna reach me

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Person2638
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2 years ago

She looks almost like Draculaura…

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Evan Griffiths
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2 years ago

Cute! What would your Pokémon be?

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Nicola Harrison
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2 years ago

Move it football head!

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Sree S
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2 years ago

Had to look twice at the nose...

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eleven's eggos
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2 years ago

This one is spot on

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Joe Tilden
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2 years ago

Gotta go fast

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*incoherent screaming*
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2 years ago

Aw rip this show i loved it :(

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Kimberly Banow
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2 years ago

Wouldn't drawing for American Dad be similar to Family Guy? She looks completely different in both.

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Smoofy
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2 years ago

This is soo good!

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Meg Adelhejd Villadsen (Meg Adelhejd Sketches)
1 year ago

Sam Skinner, you're anime is so great! Have ever tried Hetalia? If you want, you can do it!

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Emma Knappe
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2 years ago

OMG I LOVE THIS!!!! <3

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Jordy Star
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2 years ago

i love yu-gi-oh i am a card collector. I dont really play the actual game i just love the cardz

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Sky
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2 years ago

Such an underrated show.

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ALIYAH ALLEN
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2 years ago

i remember this show.

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Joe Tilden
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2 years ago

That neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeck tho

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Agus Tinus
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2 years ago

Can you become crew luffy so you can be friend with nami ??

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eleven's eggos
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2 years ago

This is great! I love this!

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Adam Hart-Dyke
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2 years ago

Very Gaz :)

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Sky
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2 years ago

Dats one big forehead. O.O

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Troy Currie
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2 years ago

Reminds me of Stitch

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