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Improvement Meme by happyzuko Improvement Meme by happyzuko
The past 5 years of struggling with my art have paid off. I can see my improvement and it just makes me excited for the next 5 years. :)

Yes I traced for poses the first couple years I was on deviantart. It helped me learn and I recommend it to anyone starting out.

I hope this inspires someone.
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Kyo-Oky Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
This is very inspiring. I almost feel like giving up on my artwork but now I feel like trying again. :)
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happyzuko Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
NEVER GIVE UP. I MEAN IT. YOU WILL IMPROVE. even if you cant see it right away. ^^
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The-Girl-On-Fire17 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
You have definately earned your spot in DA ranks. Keep on rocking! :)
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happyzuko Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
whoa the DA ranks!?!? I feel special. Thank you!
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The-Girl-On-Fire17 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
You're welcome. :hug:
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AngelERenoir Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're in AISeattle???? Wow, I'm studying there too. What a coincidence!

Love your Zutara stuff. Pretty~ :love:
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happyzuko Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
whoa no way! you in animation?
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AngelERenoir Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Game art and Design. I just got in this quarter though :D Maybe we even have a class together and we just don't know it, LOL :XD:
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happyzuko Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
whooaaaaa! do you live in the dorms??
i'm in my 3rd quarter!
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AngelERenoir Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Naw, I live in U-Disctrict. It's cheaper there, though i have to take a 30-min bus ride to school ^^; I have class almost everyday, so it's tiring LOL, and the 8 AM classes are always painful to go to.
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happyzuko Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's nice that it's cheaper too bad about the bus tho. Are you from the Seattle area? Do you like AI so far? Have you made friends?
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AngelERenoir Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm an International student from Indonesia :D

I'm enjoying AI a lot, though I'm still adjusting to juggling homeworks. I tend to ignore my essays for history and Critical Thinking when working on the artsy homeworks.

Friends... A few. I'm not very good at socializing ^^; I do have friends from my Community College in Bellevue and from church, so I'm not completely alone or anything.
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happyzuko Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Whoa indonesia that's so cool!

Well if you want to meet new people we're having a party here on may 5th (today) in our new room at the dorms. There will be lots of food and some people are bringing alcohol. (i dont know if you drink haha) But you're welcome to join us! There will be mostly animation and game art students from my quarter. Just message me for more details if you're interested.
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mizz-izzy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Definitely an inspiration to me. You've improved a lot over the years! :D
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happyzuko Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks glad i could inspire you!
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This among the most drastic improvements in style I've seen, and in such a short period at that! Tout this to all the [temporarily] talentless headcounts hanging around DA who post only screenshots and recolors like twits. It's like the nerd who gets the sand kicked in his face, if he can do it anyone can [link]
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happyzuko Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow thank you. it took lots of hard work.
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't doubt it. It's nice to see anyone who's willing to make the effort.
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happyzuko Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
totally :)
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penguinlover98 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah big changes for 2010 to 2011
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Nami15 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so fantastic. I basically just started to learn how to color. When I first started to draw, I was afraid of messing up with colors, so I never colored. only last year and this, have I managed to color. ^o^ 6 years for me! I'm excited for the future as well! ONWARD!!
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happyzuko Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
when i first started i was scared to color too. and my colors were ridiculously bright. remember that when choosing colors it's nice to save the brightest colors for the striking part of your image like eyes or your main subject instead of having brights on everything. good luck with your coloring!
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Nami15 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^o^ Thank you so much for the advice!! :3 I appreciate it!
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NoreyDragon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
WOWWWWW that jump from 2010 to 2011 ...WOAHHHHHHHH honestly, so amazing! :clap:
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happyzuko Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you!
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Xiongmaonxiaomao Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Bravo! I've always loved your Zutara work, but I must say, you've made an excellent improvement and you should be proud.
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happyzuko Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank so much :)
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Xiongmaonxiaomao Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
anytime. :)
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trezilla Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student General Artist
that's amazing :wow:
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happyzuko Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you :)
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NerdyGinger2307 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Much luck to you in the new year
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happyzuko Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank u :)
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NerdyGinger2307 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
yuppers
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paintedbluerose Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Writer
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I can see how much you have improved over the years. I remember first watching you and thinking your art was awesome and now I think it's amazingly wonderful awesome. :love: You have improved so much over the years and I look forward to watching you grow. :)
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happyzuko Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks buddy! you have been so good about commenting on my stuff since the very beginning :hug:
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paintedbluerose Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Writer
:hug: No problem. I've just been slacking lately. :P But I'm always there for you. :aww:
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InuKagomeluvrs Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Now I want to do this meme :la:

Its so embarrassing to look at my old stuff, I would like to inspire others too 'cuz lord knows I came a long way XDD

Great job, your stuff has always been awesome and inspiring to me as well :D
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happyzuko Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks! you should def do this meme. it made me feel good about how far i've come. cause man i've come a long way from those awkward 2007 drawings. :/
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zutarafangirl08 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
wow this is crazy. great job! love your work :)
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happyzuko Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you :)
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crazygirlsrant9111 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student General Artist
I improved sooooo much XD
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happyzuko Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
lots of improvement can happen in 5 years :)
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CassirollChan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student Filmographer
2008 to 2009 seems to be the biggest leap to me
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happyzuko Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i got lots of how to draw books in 2008 :lol:
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QueenaKurai Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg the last 2010 and 2011 are the wow... i mean, in coloring and drawing :O!
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happyzuko Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you! i've been trying so hard!
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QueenaKurai Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i know! i can see that :D hope more of u in 2012! specially inuyashaxkagome and kataraxzuko
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happyzuko Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
of course ;)
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