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These 17 Pictures Show How Illustrators Improved Over The Years

Practice makes perfect.

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to show us how their illustration skills have progressed over time. Here are the results…

1. "I feel like I have improved quite a bit."

Submitted by marcovargasg
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Submitted by marcovargasg

2. "2012 Vs. 2017"

"I was in a pretty serious car accident about a week after I'd drawn the first picture, so I had to have a lot of surgery and a metal plate put into my drawing arm. Because of this I couldn't draw physically so I had to adapt and develop my skills in Adobe Illustrator and I've come pretty far from where I was back then."Submitted by jackpeterk
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"I was in a pretty serious car accident about a week after I'd drawn the first picture, so I had to have a lot of surgery and a metal plate put into my drawing arm. Because of this I couldn't draw physically so I had to adapt and develop my skills in Adobe Illustrator and I've come pretty far from where I was back then."

Submitted by jackpeterk

3. "The left is 2016 on Post-its, and the right is 2017."

Submitted by kimberlyszoykap

4. "Same drawing, 2011 (Age 12) Vs. 2017 (Age 18)"

Submitted by polinaslavova1999

5. "My ideal boyfriend, Harry Styles, in 2012 Vs. the love of my life in 2016."

Submitted by kaitlynd42d3db60c

6. "13 years ago Vs. now!"

Submitted by phylliciab
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Submitted by phylliciab

7. "Age 10 (2005) vs. Age 21 (2016)"

"After years of art classes, I think I definitely understand how to draw people better than when I was 10!"Submitted by sydneya433adfdae
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"After years of art classes, I think I definitely understand how to draw people better than when I was 10!"

Submitted by sydneya433adfdae

8. "2015-2017"

Submitted by virginiaw044
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Submitted by virginiaw044

9. "2002 to 2015!"

"My skills might've improved a little over the years but I'm still digging that sparkly gel pen dress."Submitted by taylorw43ccfe835
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"My skills might've improved a little over the years but I'm still digging that sparkly gel pen dress."

Submitted by taylorw43ccfe835

10. "I haven't done a drawing in a couple of years, but here's mine! 2009 and 2015."

Submitted by annas4839ff1bc

11. "2016 Vs. 2017."

Submitted by nikr417954246

12. "I made the first drawing 7 yrs ago. The second is from last July."

Submitted by starfireivy
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Submitted by starfireivy

13. "Top left, age 11; top right, age 12; and the bottom two, this year, age 15."

"Art has always been my thing, but I really started to love it from the age of 11. Since then I've been constantly drawing, constantly trying to improve my work. My style has changed a ton over the past four years, but I'm pretty happy with my art at the moment!"Submitted by jeanoriordan
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"Art has always been my thing, but I really started to love it from the age of 11. Since then I've been constantly drawing, constantly trying to improve my work. My style has changed a ton over the past four years, but I'm pretty happy with my art at the moment!"

Submitted by jeanoriordan

14. "The two top images and two bottom images were drawn around a year apart."

Submitted by chelseyw3
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Submitted by chelseyw3

15. "2011 Vs. 2016"

Submitted by onceuponanepiphany

16. "Two years apart."

Submitted by sophie1212
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Submitted by sophie1212

17. "Left is from 2013, right is from 2 months ago."

"Lots of practice does pay off!"Submitted by leem4d2087610
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"Lots of practice does pay off!"

Submitted by leem4d2087610

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