I've been drawing my whole life and in the last couple of years I've seen something very peculiar—all my characters look quite the same. I think it is called "same face syndrome". I started practicing with different photos from Pinterest but then again they were still models and looked alike as well, I needed real people. So this is what I did:

I have a small art Instagram account so I've decided that I will randomly draw my followers. One day I posted a story with the caption "I need some drawing practice if you want me to do an illustrated portrait of you, post your photo on a story with Draw me @gloria.shugleva". Never have I imagined that so many awesome people with unique features and different vibes will send me photos.

Those are the results. I love how they turned out and most importantly how they helped me improve. Also, if you're interested, you can find my previous post here on Bored Panda. 

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Hello, it is me, the artist behind these illustrations

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I Draw My Instagram Followers As Illustrated Characters To Level Up My Art Skills.

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Annabelle Fonseca
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2 months ago

she has such colorful hair

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ember avery
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2 months ago

the little hair swish tho

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I Draw My Instagram Followers As Illustrated Characters To Level Up My Art Skills.

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Kelly Taylor
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2 months ago

Awesome!

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Kelly Taylor
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2 months ago

Excellent!

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Kelly Taylor
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2 months ago

I live your idea n art!

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