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).
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.
Two Years Of Drawing Every Day
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
Found This Drawing I Did In 2008 When I Was 11 Of The Puppy We Adopted Who’s Now An Old Man
It's Been Exactly Three Years Since My First Drawing, So Decided To Do This 'Draw This Again' Challenege. Not Dissappointed
Eye Improvement In 2 Years, 13 To 15 Years Old
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
I Found An Old Drawing Of Mine From When I Was Seven Of My Mad Baller Speedboat - A Hybrid Blend Of Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Racing Boat, Tactical Jet Aircraft And Whatever The Hell Else I Wanted. Then I Did An Adult Version To Homage The Original
A Little Evolution Trough The Time
The First One I Drew When I Was Twelve Years Old. The Second Sheet Is A 25-Year-Old Guy Who Started Drawing
A Remake Of An Old Drawing From 2014. It's Nice To See How My Art Style Changed As Well
My Drawing Progress Over The Year, Criticism And Advice Always Welcome
Sometimes I Think That I Do Not Advance Or Improve, And Then I Find My Drawings From Years Ago
Old Work Done Around 2008-2009 And The New Version In 2012
It's Always Nice To See How Far You've Come, And What All Of Your Time And Effort Has Ended Up As
It's Been 4 Years And I've Learned A Lot. And Honestly? I've Learned Most Of It By Watching Much Better Artists Than Me
Honestly Most People Drew Better Than Me When They Were Kids. I Just Enjoyed Drawing, So I Kept Doing It, And Improved As A Byproduct
Did A Re-Draw Of My First Ever Digital Painting From 2012. Pretty Cool To See How Far I’ve Come
I Got Inspired To Remake A Drawing I Made 7 Years Ago For A Friend
This Was So Much Fun To Draw! I Used The First Pic I Ever Drew With Photoshop And Did It Again. Any Improvement?
Recently I Came Across A Super Old Drawing Of Mine And I Thought It Could Be Fun To Redraw Or Paint The Thing. I Added Some Details Though To Make It Look Nicer Besides The Whole Rendering Part And Everything Else
Redesigned A Character That Was Created In 2010, Called Semira, Now Called Lily. I Find It Very Cool To Remake Old Designs, 'Cause It's Easier To See How I Have Evolved
Note: this post originally had 139 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.