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 skills to the next level. Sam challenged herself to draw her self-portrait in 50 popular cartoon styles. Recently, she finally finished the project and the results speak for themselves.

"I decided to do the 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 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 character which already exists." Another reason she went for the challenge was Sam's desire to develop her own cartoon design style for a potential web comic.

Sam claimed that the hardest part was picking out the characters to include in the series. "I ended up having a list of close to 100 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 skills 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 1 year ago

love how the top is the same for all

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Furious_Lover 1 year ago

FRICK YEAH DUDE!

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Andycat >_< 1 year ago

Bubbles is the best name though

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eleven's eggos 1 year ago

This is amazing... spot on!

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eleven's eggos 1 year ago

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

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Giulia Betke 1 year ago

can she seriously be added into the show?

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M 1 year ago

Yesssss!

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Evan Griffiths 1 year ago

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

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Giulia Betke 1 year ago

who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

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Andycat >_< 1 year ago

Lol

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

She's selling herself short!

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Steve Bowman 1 year ago

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

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Ricardo Ferreira 1 year ago

Sam, the Heart bender! ~<3

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FandomTrashHell 1 year ago

YEET

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Janine B. 1 year ago

So cute!

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Laura Sherman 1 year ago

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

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Evan Griffiths 1 year ago

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

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Sally Appleton 1 year ago

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

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eleven's eggos 1 year ago

I love this one!

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Giulia Betke 1 year ago

SLAY!

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Evan Griffiths 1 year ago

This is so accurate!!

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Evan Griffiths 1 year ago

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

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Giulia Betke 1 year ago

can i choose her as my avatar?

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EJ Halle 1 year ago

Yes! This is perfect!! 👌

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Evan Griffiths 1 year ago

This is unbelievable

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Aud Wey 1 year ago

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

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Sree S 1 year ago

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

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emilie 1 year ago

MY CHILDHOOD

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frederic eeckman 1 year ago

Here we goooooooooooooooo

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Eddie Proctor 1 year ago

call me beep me if you wanna reach me

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Person2638 1 year ago

She looks almost like Draculaura…

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Evan Griffiths 1 year ago

Cute! What would your Pokémon be?

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Nicola Harrison 1 year ago

Move it football head!

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Sree S 1 year ago

Had to look twice at the nose...

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eleven's eggos 1 year ago

This one is spot on

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Joe Tilden 1 year ago

Gotta go fast

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*incoherent screaming* 1 year ago

Aw rip this show i loved it :(

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Kimberly Banow 1 year ago

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

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Smoofy 1 year ago

This is soo good!

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Meg Adelhejd Villadsen (Meg Adelhejd Sketches) 10 months 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 1 year ago

OMG I LOVE THIS!!!! <3

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Jordy Star 1 year 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 1 year ago

Such an underrated show.

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ALIYAH ALLEN 1 year ago

i remember this show.

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Joe Tilden 1 year ago

That neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeck tho

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Agus Tinus 1 year ago

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

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eleven's eggos 1 year ago

This is great! I love this!

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Sky 1 year ago

Dats one big forehead. O.O

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Troy Currie 1 year ago

Reminds me of Stitch

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