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Before After - 2002 to 2011 by Shattered-Earth Before After - 2002 to 2011 by Shattered-Earth
Disturbingly slow progress for almost a decade :stare:
Also: what a stupid concept LOL, but it was voted upon by my valued watchers :) [link] (probably because it was so stupid LOL)

I should probably write something meaningful here but there's not much to say since well it's 9-10 years, i have to get better in that long of a period. I was probably 12-13 in 2002, and now i'm 22.. bluh



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:iconlast-hopeart:
Last-HopeArt Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice improment though nonetheless. Sad I have no improement in the last seven years. And it's uite Clear why. ---> sta.sh/21hw7tn07cqo
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LemonPetals Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is not a stupid concept....
Shows that not all mermaids
can live forever ;)

Still lovely improvement :D
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha thank you TUT
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Ch3sireC4t Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pure epicness *-*
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Digital Artist
hahaha thanks though it was almost 10 years XD
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:iconblissfulmelody:
BlissfulMelody Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG.. AMAZING IMPROVEMENT!!!
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Aw thanks, it was over a long period of time ^_^
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:iconblissfulmelody:
BlissfulMelody Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but at least you got so good when you're still young *^*
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012   Digital Artist
lol! do you know how old i am? not young LOL
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:iconblissfulmelody:
BlissfulMelody Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL I was just guessing! Younger than 30 is young! xDD
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012   Digital Artist
XD okay okay that's true XD, although i think 30 is pretty young.. relatively..
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BlissfulMelody Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then younger than 50 then ;-;
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012   Digital Artist
XDDD
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:iconusei:
Usei Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh~!

That's some wonderful improvement! I'm really really loving the perspective and foreshortening going on in the new one, and those waves are pretty epic too. It's got a lot of movement!

One thing that my brain can't grasp.......how would an angelic mermaid work, anyway? Wouldn't the ocean water-log the wings? Or are they like duck/goose/swan wings and repel water? QUESTIONS QUESTIONS... :o

...You don't have to answer those, lol. Very unique and interesting concept, I like it. :heart:
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! To be quite honest, it wouldn't work lol. I think in another comment I talked about funny it would be because she couldn't go under water but her mermaid bottom couldn't be dried out either so she'd just be forever at sea level XD. I think the real reason is why can't middle/high school versions of ourselves think these things out? XD
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Usei Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm actually kind of glad we don't think these things through. Who said art ever had to make sense? ;P I for one miss my old self who drew whatever regardless if it made sense or not. :XD:
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   Digital Artist
I think there's a time and place for things to make sense and not make sense, this is one of those situations where i think making sense would have been nice, buuuuuut it was sort of the hilarity of the exercise too, recreating something you made as a child no matter how nonsensical it was? XD
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Kastorr Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
The new one doesn't have enough sparkles.
I don't know how you intend to grow as an artist if you don't put random sparkles into your drawings.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011   Digital Artist
I don't know man, nothing has sparkles in it anymore. I will never become a great nihonjin mangaka omg~~*~*~~
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Browniex33 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Haha, 'before' one looks awkard and funny XD, sorry. The after picture is amazing; beautiful water and nice angle. Also the wings looks incredible. So, GJ *\o/*
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha well the before one is almost 10 years old so if it didn't look awkward i would have been a child prodigy lolll
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Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Lots of improvement!

But yes, the concept is kind of weird.

Well, at least isn't a scene/flogger/emo/whatever dog or wolf in "neon" colors.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   Digital Artist
Don't tempt me now lol
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Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Hahaha!

Hmmm, I don't think you like those anyway.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   Digital Artist
you're right i don't... but i do like annoying people :icontrollfaceplz:
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Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
So, so... you have thought of drawing these in honor of them? :noes:
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   Digital Artist
XD there is a funny create your own sparkle dog meme..
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Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Ah, yes!

I remember it!
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AmericanAnaconda Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student General Artist
The coloring in the new one is amazing!
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011   Digital Artist
thanks XD
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AmericanAnaconda Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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Tesso Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love this, seeing how much you've improved just makes me happy.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011   Digital Artist
XD Thanks! :hug:
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ex0tique Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Ravyn-Karasu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Oh that is an amazing improvement. I am actually quite envious of the style. I've still got a ways to go to meet this level of standard. The feathers are so beautiful, one of my enemies lol. Feathers, humans, and water textures seem to be a horrible army of which I've yet to thwart. You make it look so easy.

It's amazing how our styles evolve over such a short period of time due to our drive and practice
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011   Digital Artist
HAha this is nos a short time though this is like 9-10 years, i'm sure everyone can do at least this much in the same time :cries:

And they were definitely not easy x_x, the only easy part might have been her arm and it's still wrong! hahahaha.
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silverkappa Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
whoa o_o First time seeing a mermaid with WINGS. Literally the first time o_o
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011   Digital Artist
Hahah it was such a dumb idea, i'm glad no one else has done it :|
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silverkappa Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
mmm it gives a whole new meaning to flying fish.
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:iconannanxo:
Annanxo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FLY AWAY NOW.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011   Digital Artist
hahaha i hope she gets legs too XD
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Annanxo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD
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namidame Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome improvement O_o !!!! I like a lot the second picture. I'd love to be able to improve as you, it's really amazing :love:
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! I think 9 years is plenty of time so you can do it XD
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:iconrizey:
Rizey Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Hey, "Beauty before logic."
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha no that's terrible! XD Form AFTER function! XD
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foe82377 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent execution, as per usual. But, yeah, the concept is at least 3 kinds of awful.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011   Digital Artist
Hmmm mermaid with boobs, extraneous wings.. whats your #3? XD
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foe82377 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Either that her wings are bleeding or that they don't reflect onto the water.
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