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What a fun way to start the new year :D

One of my very first digital paintings/portraits done back in 2003 :pointandlaugh: And that painting is the actual 100% resolution I worked at too haha. Such a newb. lern 2 dpi

(This was also the stuff I was -oh so proudly- carrying around my portfolio when I began applying to art schools/courses. No wonder more than half knocked me back lol) :facepalm:

I'd also like to thank my watchers (new and old), friends and just those passing by for supporting me over the years and making what I do all the more worth it!! I could never have done it without the on going support and feedback of the dA community! :thanks: /cheesy

<-- 2012 pic.

Make it happen, man! -->
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:iconcutekittygwen:
cutekittygwen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow the best improvement i've seen so far!! the after is literally flawless
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JenniferAl Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so inspiring. I hope one day I will improve this much.
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:iconlinstock:
Linstock Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
You give me hope.
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:iconlaelaps-hound:
laelaps-hound Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Wow! This is a really inspirational piece. This seriously gives me way more confidence to just keep trying :)
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:iconclear-as-night:
clear-as-night Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This image is such an inspiration to us all that strive to ever improve our work! Amazing stuff as always!
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:icontigereyes13:
tigereyes13 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Is that chuck norris
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:iconokijp:
okijp Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Holy crap!
What an improvement!
They both look great, the "after" is like.... EXACT!!!
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:iconduzetdaram:
duzetdaram Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Outstanding
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:iconshinra71:
SHINRA71 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Artist
wow
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:iconmizidora:
Mizidora Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
I agree this is really inspirational to see what hard work and persistence can do! :clap:
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:iconphantisma:
Phantisma Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So amazing, what a huge difference! Very inspiring! ^__^
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:icongisela1910:
gisela1910 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
That's what I do as well compare my very first work and one most recent the different is very wide! it's show how much better you are now.

:)
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:iconprincess-pastels:
Princess-Pastels Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!
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:iconlespecialie:
Lespecialie Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
9 years 'till perfection, but I think it was worth the wait.~~ I love your work!
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'd hardly call it a wait; Not if you enjoy every moment of work you put into it :XD:
Time flies! :D
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:iconlespecialie:
Lespecialie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
I completely agree! Years of hard work then :D
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:iconsapelak:
Sapelak Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO good. i love seeing progress memes.
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconhumblelulu:
Humblelulu Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
damnn this gives me hope for my future in skills!
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, see? There is always hope :rofl:
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:iconhortensie-stone:
Hortensie-Stone Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, that's some major improvement. :) I love looking at old stuff I was so proud of from a few years ago and laughing at younger-me. I should really get on board this meme thing. Looks like fun.
I've been advised not to include digital artwork in my University portfolio as it's not highly regarded but I'm ignoring it. :D Digital art is a true art form god damn it!
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:iconladylaveen:
LadyLaveen Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
cant wait to see your pictures in 2021!! There gonna be amazing!!! : DDD
This is very encouraging to me too because my drawings kinda look like the 2003 one now .. :P
so, Thank you!
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:iconpencilmeetspaper:
pencilmeetspaper Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
what did you use to blend the skin?
its so freaking amazingggg lol :D
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Texture brushes, and zooming in 400% to get all those little details and pores :D
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:iconpencilmeetspaper:
pencilmeetspaper Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
okk ty ^_^ im trying to draw iron man and i cant get the skin dark enough >:/ it just turns gray D:
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:icondorothy10:
dorothy10 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
The improvement is astonishing! I really adore all of your works and I love your realistic style! :)
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much :)
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:iconzephrey:
Zephrey Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. I can't believe how dramatically you've improved. I hope I eventually get this good. Great job
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconkatzumi90:
Katzumi90 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Holy cow! Im jealous! I hope I get this good eventually! It looks amazing! :love:
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
You'll get where you want to be with some good practice :D
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:iconkatzumi90:
Katzumi90 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D I definitely will continue to practice! Your work is inspiring!
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent :D
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:icontsunayoshi949:
tsunayoshi949 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy crap O_O
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:iconxxmedicinecatxx:
xXMedicineCatXx Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
THATS THAT GUY FROM AMERICAN HORROR STORY! :D

*shot* sorry, i love that show. xD
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's the guy!!! :la:
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:iconfruitsushi:
fruitsushi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
You're sooooo amazing!!!
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconjamseye:
JAMsEye Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a honour to watch you(r) work.
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DarkSybrant64 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
oh wow you are an inspiration and motivator! really- i keep getting down and thinking about how much other people are so much better than me with art but this is a reminder that I can and will do better!! How did you practice and improve? certain schools or classes?
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :D Nothing beats solid proof that we all sucked at one point in our lives (regardless of what we do). It just takes time, study and of course, practice.
I did digital art [constantly] in my spare time after school. I did do a course in "Illustration and Design", but that was quite "traditional art" heavy and about the business side of freelancing, so I was still pretty much self-taught :)
Just keep collecting tutorials and stuff!
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:iconthesketchhog:
TheSketchhog Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
duuuuuuuuuuude...

SO jealous.
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:icondemonk95:
demonk95 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
such a great improvement in 9 years? hmm... challenge accepted! :D
i think of myself now being as good in digital painting as you were in 2003 (maybe a little worse, look at my latest work --> and judge by yourself ;)), and i am 16 now... so if i can paint as good as you are painting now when i reach the age of 25, i will be quite proud of myself...
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:iconmiximilena:
MixiMilena Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student
Wow, what an amazing improvement! :O
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much :D
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:iconmiximilena:
MixiMilena Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student
You're welcome... :)
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:icontimewarp33:
TimeWarp33 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
And I've only really been drawing for about three quarters of a year... I wonder what my stuff will look like in nine years.
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It will certainly get better! :D
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:iconslimage139:
slimage139 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
so what this tell it gonna take a long time to get better at this
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Welll in that time I also did heaps of other styles, like manga/anime, comic book cartooning, vector and just plain landscapes. I only really started painting portraits about 2 years ago :)
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