It's simple and easy to become skilled at something, it's just the consistent practice which is difficult. Nowhere is this more obvious than in drawing and illustration, where an understanding of proportions and proper technique can turn a crude circle with lines into a detailed face.


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This list of before and after pictures shows the dramatic difference practice makes. However, this list is not final...

Have you or a friend recently mastered drawing? Post your before and after pictures below, or vote on the set that you find most impressive.

#1 Drawing Progress Over The Last Few Years

Drawing Progress Over The Last Few Years

Drawing Progress Over The Last Few Years

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Angel 2 years ago

Woah.

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#2 7 Years Of Progress

7 Years Of Progress

7 Years Of Progress

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#3 Progression From 2 Years Old To 25

Progression From 2 Years Old To 25

Progression From 2 Years Old To 25

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guess 2 years ago

Lol I couldn't draw that well at age two ;u; ...I'M NOT CRYING YOU'RE CRYING

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#4 Eye Drawing Progress In 3 Years

Eye Drawing Progress In 3 Years

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SnoopyKoalaBear 2 years ago

Wait, you drew the second one. WOWOWOWOW

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#5 About 8 Years Of Progress

About 8 Years Of Progress

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VickieWilson 2 years ago

Well. I wasn't expecting that.

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#6 Practice Pays Off

Practice Pays Off

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JakeFerguson 2 years ago

Well that improved

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#7 I Think My Style Changed A Bit

I Think My Style Changed A Bit

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LauraBucaria 2 years ago

she looked happier at 9

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#8 5 Years Of Progress

5 Years Of Progress

5 Years Of Progress

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MyrandaValles 2 years ago

I wonder who this character is. He likes him a lot.

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#9 The Difference 2 Years Of Practice Makes

The Difference 2 Years Of Practice Makes

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Man gerz 2 years ago

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To me, this is just copy photograph. It's not to difficult, as drawing realistic from imagination, Knowledge .

#10 My Drawing Progression From Age 12 To 14

My Drawing Progression From Age 12 To 14

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KateFavor 2 years ago

I can relate. :)

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#11 From 2013-2015: Same Reference :)

From 2013-2015: Same Reference :)

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SaraNacman 2 years ago

Wow, that is an amazing drawing. Like a photograph almost!

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#12 My Drawing Progress

My Drawing Progress

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АндрейСыпачев 2 years ago

lol'd at 2011 version

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#13 Just Work Hard And Believe In Yourself. 3 Years

Just Work Hard And Believe In Yourself. 3 Years

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LauraLawson 2 years ago

Gorgeous

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#14 Drawing Improvement Over 6 Months

Drawing Improvement Over 6 Months

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OscarHanzély 2 years ago

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And also changing to digital...

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#15 My Drawing Progress

My Drawing Progress

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JorgeDeArmas 2 years ago

You can see how he mentally grows up and his interest as he gets older

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#16 2008 - 3 Hours / 2015 - 15 Minutes

2008 - 3 Hours / 2015 - 15 Minutes

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MarjorieBrassard 2 years ago

I really prefer the first one!!!

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#17 The Progression Of My Drawing Between Ages 2-24

The Progression Of My Drawing Between Ages 2-24

The Progression Of My Drawing Between Ages 2-24

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ClaraBourget-Devise 2 years ago

must be age 17 no? =')

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#18 My Drawing Progress 2007 - 2012

My Drawing Progress 2007 - 2012

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hawkeyefan iowa 2 years ago

Julia Roberts,...., weirdo human being,....,....,Taylor Swift

#19 My Progress :d

My Progress :d

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#20 Works In 2013 And 2014

Works In 2013 And 2014

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Maebh 2 years ago

Wow, beautiful!

#21 Difference From December 2013 And February 2015

Difference From December 2013 And February 2015

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#22 Age 16 To Age 27

Age 16 To Age 27

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2 years ago

I struggled to find any before work (mostly thrown out *sad face* ).

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#23 My Drawing Progress

My Drawing Progress

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TinyDynamine 2 years ago

Wow, Michael's changed since he died.

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#24 2005-2015

2005-2015

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MontsedeLaMasía 2 years ago

is that obama?

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#25 Same Character Over The Years

Same Character Over The Years

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IrisBerry 2 years ago

21 was better than 23

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#26 My Drawing Evolution Between 2006 And 2013

My Drawing Evolution Between 2006 And 2013

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LauraNiConmhidhe 2 years ago

I love all of these!

#27 Drawing Progress

Drawing Progress

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AmandaWhittaker 2 years ago

Love how the drawing develops into a recognizable person...Bella right?

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#28 20whatever To Present: Practice Is Everything (talent Is Overrated)

20whatever To Present: Practice Is Everything (talent Is Overrated)

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#29 Drawing Progress Over 4 Years :)

Drawing Progress Over 4 Years :)

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AmyWeiss 2 years ago

Markimoo!!

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#30 My Drawing Progress

My Drawing Progress

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Louliez 2 years ago

Amazing

#31 Progress In Regards To Color Understanding :)

Progress In Regards To Color Understanding :)

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Femke Uyttebroeck 1 year ago

You should totally commit your drawings to Magic The Gathering for card creation... this is amazing

#32 Same Kind Of Concept Separated By 2 Years Of Work!

Same Kind Of Concept Separated By 2 Years Of Work!

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KittyBax 2 years ago

I love them both!

#33 9/2014 - 10/ 2015

9/2014 - 10/ 2015

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#34 My Progress - Fanart And Original Work

My Progress - Fanart And Original Work

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#35 2014-2015 Progress. (got It Right This Time)

2014-2015 Progress. (got It Right This Time)

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Dat.Boring.Gurl.Tho 1 year ago

Sherlock, I approve

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#36 1 Year Difference Feat. Lorde!

1 Year Difference Feat. Lorde!

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Cheryl Dearing 2 years ago

I think this one wins - striking!

#37 My Self Portrait Progress Over Two Years

My Self Portrait Progress Over Two Years

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#38 Age 15 - Now

Age 15 - Now

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StephanAlexander 2 years ago

It's beautiful!!!

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#39 Over The Period

Over The Period

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#40 My Improvement (december 2014- June 2015)

My Improvement (december 2014- June 2015)

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#41 3 Years Of Practice! Age 12 To 14 (almost 15)

3 Years Of Practice! Age 12 To 14 (almost 15)

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#42 8 Years Of Photoshop Practice

8 Years Of Photoshop Practice

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#43 Found On The Internet (not Mine). Great Progress In 10 Years

Found On The Internet (not Mine). Great Progress In 10 Years

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#44 10 Years Of Improvement - Same Character

10 Years Of Improvement - Same Character

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JamesMichaels 2 years ago

Is it weird I think she's hot??

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#45 I've Been Drawing More Than 25 Years...

I've Been Drawing More Than 25 Years...

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LittleHedgehog 2 years ago

No way that's age 6. Plus, I like the second one better than the last.

#46 My Drawing Progress 2012-2015

My Drawing Progress 2012-2015

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#47 Drawings From Age 12 To 15

Drawings From Age 12 To 15

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ChristianBirkedal 2 years ago

is poo eating a little bear ?

#48 Mond 2015 Now! (stefanie Götzky) 85*85

Mond 2015 Now! (stefanie Götzky) 85*85

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#49 My Work From Age 14 To 36 - First Starting Out With Acrylics And Then Moving Onto Watercolours

My Work From Age 14 To 36 - First Starting Out With Acrylics And Then Moving Onto Watercolours

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#50 My Self Portrait Over The Years - 22 To 36 Years Of Age

My Self Portrait Over The Years - 22 To 36 Years Of Age

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#51 2 Months Difference, But Can Be Achieved In 4 Days (check Betty Edwards)

2 Months Difference, But Can Be Achieved In 4 Days (check Betty Edwards)

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#52 11 Years Of Progress

11 Years Of Progress

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#53 Age !9 - Zero Experience.. To Now :)

Age !9 - Zero Experience.. To Now :)

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#54 12 Year Old

12 Year Old

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#55 December 2015

December 2015

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#56 The Difference Between The Two, Is Only Two Years!

The Difference Between The Two, Is Only Two Years!

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#57 Self Portraits, 16 Years Difference

Self Portraits, 16 Years Difference

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Denise van der Jagt 2 years ago

2 different techniques. But the 13 year old is beautiful as well.

#58 Progress From 2004 To Now

Progress From 2004 To Now

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#59 Well... It Is Something!

Well... It Is Something!

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#60 2 Year Difference!!

2 Year Difference!!

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#61 Practice Makes Perfect: Age 20 To Age 21 (2012-2013) "the Old Piano"

Practice Makes Perfect: Age 20 To Age 21 (2012-2013) "the Old Piano"

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#62 11 Years Old

11 Years Old

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#63 Feb 2015

Feb 2015

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#64 2 Years Old To 12 Years Old, My Drawing Difference

2 Years Old To 12 Years Old, My Drawing Difference

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#65 2 Year Difference!!

2 Year Difference!!

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#66 Same Person's Portrait...2 Years Of Progression :)

Same Person's Portrait...2 Years Of Progression :)

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