It's easy to compare your artworks to those of the greats and feel miserable. But if you're an aspiring creator you need to understand that nobody was born a genius and everyone has to start somewhere. And nothing proves this better than the 'Draw This Again' challenge (previously here and here).


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Its rules are really simple. Artists upload side-by-side images of their earlier and current works, showcasing how much they've progressed. And some of the participants are even redoing their old doodles, which makes the effect of the comparison so much stronger. From realistic portraits to surreal character design, scroll down to check out the improvements they've made over the years and upvote your favorite entries.

#1 Two Years Of Drawing Every Day

Two Years Of Drawing Every Day

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Perry Swift 1 week ago

I can't upvote this. The original is too good.

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#2 I Broke My Neck And Was Paralyzed In December, 2010. Here Is A Photo Of The First Drawing I Did In Rehab, With Assistance From My Recreational Therapist Ashley. Followed By A Self Portrait I Did 7 Years Later. I’ve Improved A Little

I Broke My Neck And Was Paralyzed In December, 2010. Here Is A Photo Of The First Drawing I Did In Rehab, With Assistance From My Recreational Therapist Ashley. Followed By A Self Portrait I Did 7 Years Later. I’ve Improved A Little

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Aaron Kara 1 week ago

Perseverance. It bloody works! :)

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#3 Found This Drawing I Did In 2008 When I Was 11 Of The Puppy We Adopted Who’s Now An Old Man

Found This Drawing I Did In 2008 When I Was 11 Of The Puppy We Adopted Who’s Now An Old Man

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#4 It's Been Exactly Three Years Since My First Drawing, So Decided To Do This 'Draw This Again' Challenege. Not Dissappointed

It's Been Exactly Three Years Since My First Drawing, So Decided To Do This 'Draw This Again' Challenege. Not Dissappointed

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Perry Swift 1 week ago

The first one is amazing, it's just different to the second.

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#5 Me And My Art, 6 Years Apart

Me And My Art, 6 Years Apart

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C.Marrero 1 week ago

Is that a drawing of Pewdiepie in the background

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#6 Eye Improvement In 2 Years, 13 To 15 Years Old

Eye Improvement In 2 Years, 13 To 15 Years Old

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Soozie Poozie 1 week ago

I am mesmerized, hypnotized just looking at the tremendous detail of that beautiful blue dreamy eye!!

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#7 1 Year Improvement

1 Year Improvement

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Ani Archeron 1 week ago

i quite like the first one!

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#8 Then And Now

Then And Now

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Kaisu Rei 1 week ago

Love the style!

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#9 My Drawing Improvement 2014 - 2017

My Drawing Improvement 2014 - 2017

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#10 Nearly 10 Years Ago I Drew Sybill Trelawney From Harry Potter, And Now I’ve Done It Again. I Pushed Myself With The Details, And I’m So Proud

Nearly 10 Years Ago I Drew Sybill Trelawney From Harry Potter, And Now I’ve Done It Again. I Pushed Myself With The Details, And I’m So Proud

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Perry Swift 1 week ago

This is my favourite improvement. The first picture is a lot better than I could every do, but the second is just brilliant!

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