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Art Evolution 2012 by Candy2021 Art Evolution 2012 by Candy2021
Wow. has it been 3 years already? where does the time GO!?

Anyways for those of you who haven't been watching me for like a decade let me bring you up to speed.

This is Gloria. She is one of my first original characters. I made her when I was 9 and she was originally a fan character for Daria. I have since assimilated her into my regular cast.

The first picture of her one of my earliest pieces of artwork that I can find in one piece. and every couple of years when I find it again I re-draw it. Just to keep tabs on how I'm doing as an artist. am I getting better? am I getting worse? have I not improved at all? have I done something completely different? I'm a big fan of the theory that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it...and who would want to repeat any of these? ew...

I was going to wait until 2013 to do this again- but what the hell. Me and my art have been having a battle royal all year so who knows what I'll be drawing this time next year.

It's been a fun little project as the years go on and I do still hope I'm doing this when I'm a withered old lady.

Think of it as a really long winded version of the draw this again! meme

More of Gloria




Gloria © :iconcandy2021:
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:iconjanellemeap:
JanelleMeap Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Artist
THAT'S AWESOME:D
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconjanellemeap:
JanelleMeap Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student Artist
Your welcome:D
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GreenTeaDeer Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
uhm excuse u but its 2013 now this is a YEAR INCORRECT
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
LISTEN HERE TO BITCH ASS HO. I DO IT EVER 3 YEARS.
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:icongreenteadeer:
GreenTeaDeer Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
EXCUSE ME MISS BUT YOU ARE OPRESSING MY OPINIONS OKAY??????
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FuntomCupcake30 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Your art just gets better and better keep up the good work!
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:iconlosttribesmanlyanime:
LostTribesManlyAnime Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use to watch Daria I loved that show, and I am a real machista like I will rarely watch a female protagonist show. But she wasn't like the usual dumb heroin she had a brain, and she was in my world filled with people who are brain dead. Thanks for reminding me now I will watch. Your style has gotten better though they all were good. You keep getting way better.
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Kia-Jay Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Writer
You sir, should watch Soul Eater. It's a bit demented...but it's awesome! 
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh it's not just you. Harldy anyone watches shows with female protagonists because they think their lame. No matter how cool the show is.
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:iconlosttribesmanlyanime:
LostTribesManlyAnime Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If their were more female characters like Daria I could get into shows, but nah their are mostly just stereotypes. Like I can't think of any chick who I can think of who was cool. Except for Daria.lol Do u have a list?
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Candy2021 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Their are. They are few and far between because there is a system in place keeping dynamic female characters out of the lime light. but I few manage to sneak in there.

Juniper Lee ( the life and times of juniper lee)
Korra (the legend of Korra)
Aeon Flux ( Aeon Flux )
Katara (Avatar the last air bender)
Wonder Woman (Justice League)
Julie Winters (The Maxx)
Cybersix (Cybersix)
Lydia Deetz (Beetlejuice)
Stocking ( Panty and stocking with garter belt )
Frida Suárez (El Tigra)
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LostTribesManlyAnime Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg The Maxx I totally forgot about watching that. I remember when it was going to show and we had no cable or knew anyone with it. lol Thanks for that list cause I found something new I want to watch. Yea Cybersix I seen that. Ty Ty Ty Man the MAXX.
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Ashkorya Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
improvement ^^
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:icononiriri-chan:
Oniriri-chan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing progress of improvement. :)
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:icononiriri-chan:
Oniriri-chan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's no problem.
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Ninapedia Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
AHHHH LOOK AT ALL YOUR IMPROVEMENT. I CANNOT EVEN HANDLE.
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FlavorlessMuffin Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Daaaaaamn, look at that progression!! KEEP IT UP GIRLY!
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pink-converses Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't remember if I've ever commented on one of these over the years, but let me just say that I flipping love that you're still redrawing this; it's so much fun to see how much your style has progressed over the years! You've definitely improved over the last three years! Your women have gotten a lot sexier and a lot more realistic! The detail in her jeans is subtle, but it definitely has a lot nicer effect than having no seams at all, I think. I also love that you've been shading your work lately, too! c: Man, I kind of want to do this as well! xD
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Candy2021 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
and I will continue to re draw it as long as I live!!! when I'm a withered old lady it will be my master work!

Not really, but still.

thank you so much! and I SAY YOU SHOULD! just find an old art and go from there!
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AgentC-24 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, fun stuff all around, love the progression! :) I like how you got more details into your most recent version here. I will say that it's interesting to see a slightly more realistic take on anatomy with your latest one (especially in the waist/hips department), so keep on doing what you feel is the best for your work. :thumbsup:
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NarcalepticRooster Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!!
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stuffedbellylover Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
That´s a real improvment! :-)

Best wishes,

Chris
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shootdoctorallen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
oh my gosh, so much improvement, I can hardly believe it. In the current one her form looks so much more natural and her pose has a kinda fluid movement to it. Even her clothes sit more naturally on her. It's great to see improvement in little things too like the high heels and her nails.
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TheMusicalSmurf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love seeing how people's styles and abilities change over time. I find it really interesting. ^^ You really have a unique drawing style, I really like it. :)
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Pinkaila Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I simply love these eue and your art just getting more and more amazing >u< love the shading you're doing, and those sexy curvy legs <333 you so good with details too, she looks so gorgeous now 8'D
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pixiesera Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love seeing these improvement memes! So fun to look at! X3
Characters you originally made for a fandom then evolved into an original story is also fun.
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Zombimatic Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Woaaah that's awesome! Your style changed so much, yet you can reconize it!
The gab between 2002 and 2005 is amazing... I love how you get to make legs more precise and stylized XD
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kd8lmno Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love seeing progress sheets and how far an artist has come along over the years! This is certainly no exception. :nod: Your anatomy, construction, colouring, and facial details have definitely improved. I also noticed that your figures are a lot more in proportion. Keep up the excellent work!
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kamikazekayti Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's really cool to see her evolution!! The art work is great, and for some reason I am also fixated on how appropriate those fonts are!!
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TheMustacheQueen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Ha! 1997 is probably better than the past three years of my drawing, actually. Although 2012's cute, too, I think I actually like 2009 best of them. Maybe it's just the pose, but it's awesome. :3
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Trouble-star Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I'm loving the evolution of your art. I like how you can see there's more and more tiny details as it progresses. This is a pretty good idea.
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Darkdeathgoddes Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I was going to comment that the 2002 one looks like she belongs in Daria. Glad I was right.

This is always impressive to see. I love it when artist do these kind of things. I always enjoy seeing how artist have grown. Its just further proof that you don't come out of the womb drawing as awesome as you do. Practice Practice Practice!
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arenafighter Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Your Current Version of Her is Sexy & Superb! i Could just Picture Quinn being Jealous of Her while Daria & Jane are Getting Friendly with her!
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Drivingblind666 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap!! You've improved so much! It's interesting to see all of the different styles and coloring techniques that she went through. Your newest one looks amazing! The details on the pants and shoes is wonderful! :clap:
You have inspired me to do an improvement piece. It's from 2006. I am very excited to do it! :D
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PrincessAbiliss Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
girl!! wow look at this you have come a long long way my dear
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Qba016 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit! Why didn't I came up with such idea?? ;/ I threw out all my pictures from the past ;/ How stupid Am i?

I really like how your style evolves :) I love it!
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Candy2021 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I save EVERYTHING. Because I like to see how far I have come from such humble beginnings 8)

but I am glad you like the idea!
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child-of-aros Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the 2002 you can really see the Daria in her lol i adore your style though :D
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DoN-JaY Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student
I LOVE How Your Art Has Improved Over The Years :D
I Really Love This
I Mean... Just Look At It
Look At 1997 and 2012 !
That's A HECK Of Improvement .
You Surprise Me Once Again :D
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:iconspeedeh:
Speedeh Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! that's some epic improvement there!
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WrongCog Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is brilliant, I love these art evolution things, you really get to see how much you've improved!!
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