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Evolution of JA's Drawing Skills (1994-2015) by SailorEnergy Evolution of JA's Drawing Skills (1994-2015) by SailorEnergy
  Here's the picture showing the spotlights of how my drawing styles have changed over time. :) Hopefully, it will inspired many struggling novice drawers to keep drawing since it takes many years to be good at drawing.

Energeia is still one of my first OCs even she was once "Liselle" in the comics I drew for High School art classes. "Liselle" was inspired by a little blonde girl who used to follow me around at a camp for deaf. :)
   Then Energeia with her wings came to me in my dream and here she is as a "Sailor Energy" mascot of my old but still working TRSE website (www.sailorenergy.net (it still have Sailor Moon fanwork archives in it)

  Many artists would find it embarrassing to look back at their older drawings, but I find it fun and enjoyable to see how much I have improved. ^_^ I'm expecting my drawing style to change a very little from now and drawing webcomics is my only means of practice.

 Anyone may have noticed a sharp reduction in the size of eyes. That was when I was asked to draw Lady Gage in my style and I got spooked by a picture of her using some special eye contacts to make her eyes seem huge. ^^; The babies with big eyes are cute, but real women with big eyes are scary.
    It's kind funny how during my School years, I moved toward a realistic style then Sailor Moon came along and I found myself moving to a full anime style.  Now I'm sort of going back to more realistic style resulting in a hybrid of realism and anime styles. :)

Akosmia: "Hey, Old Man!"
Me: "................................................."
Energiea: "I don't think he likes that." ^^;


"Knowledge, patience and don't ever stop practicing!" -JA-


Artwork Courtesy of
TRSE Banner for JA's DAs by SailorEnergy

Link to my website: ====> www.sailorenergy.net <===
:reading: Please check out my webcomics (free reading!) :)
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:iconcaribbeanrose9:
CaribbeanRose9 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Student Writer
It's great to see how much you've improved and progressed! :w00t!:
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Baron Samedi: "Wait a minute." He make some chants and the ground start to shake a bit.

I emerges out of the ground like a zombie and coughs some dirt out.

Samedi: "Now may I have my scythe back?"
Akosmia: "There you go and thanks." (giving it back to him)
He walks away, grumbling.

Me: "Sorry for being away. I had been buried by all of the geology works." (brushing the dirt off his arms)

Yes, but not quite fast as I'd like but thank you. ^_^
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CaribbeanRose9 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Student Writer
Whoa....Samedi actually helped someone? :O_o: :faint:

I was getting just a bit concerned, but I'm glad everything worked out. :thanks: You're welcome, keep practicing! :w00t!:
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think Akosmia made some threats. :XD: :giggle:

Yep, I just got back from another geology trip involving running a booth at an agate show and then gold-sluicing (mining gold). :nod:

:D
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megaman-dbz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
You have improved since,I first met you. :)
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:iconsailorenergy:
SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, thanks. :)
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megaman-dbz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
No Problem :)
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MattDDeviantART Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
Funny enough, I've actually gotten WORSE at drawing over time. :shrug:
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, that's a bit strange. Maybe it's your hands that couldn't catch up with your brain?
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MattDDeviantART Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Probably. I don't know for sure, but I do know that all my decent drawings were made a LONG time ago.
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe you're out of practice? :)
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ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ah what a journey ^^ <3
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. :nod: Thanks! :D
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ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome ^^

I think i'm over do to do one of these lol
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd encourage you. :D
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Fangsniper1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
damn someone got art classes between 1994 and 2005 how did that happen? the gap is so distinct there what happened ?
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
School happened. I actually lost interest in drawing and started reading many novels and focused on school studies. Then Sailor Mon revived it (1999). Then I had a dream with  Energeia with her wings in it (2005). :)
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Fangsniper1 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
woah....cool
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep, I don't think we have met before. It's nice to meet you. :D
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Fangsniper1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
nice to meet you too, big fan
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:  how's it going for you? :D
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Fangsniper1 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
good. how about you? say if you can , can you please explain the 3 guardians  for me especially the one 1 with the glasses i don't understand his roll as well as the other 2. you don't have to if you don't want to.
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just got back from a geology trip so I'm bit tired. :)

I'm sorry but I couldn't quite understand your question.
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IlleCapello Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you've improved... (while I feel myself worsens, seriously!)
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, never say anything negative about yourself or you'll make that come true. :) Just don't think about that and go easy on yourself when you draw. ^_^

Thanks!
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Ultipoter Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You've definitely come a long way!
Aah I remember finding your comics around year 2006 or something, seeing older arts of Energeia makes me feel a bit nostalgic :>
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed, and I'm still continuing my comics. :D

Thanks!!! :D
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Ryusora Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Wow, you've come a long way my friend! :D
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep! Thanks! :D
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Ryusora Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
You're welcome! ^-^
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BigMac1212 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job.  You have improved.  :clap:
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow: Thank you. ^^
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Vee4Valentine Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, this is so sweet! It really is nice to see how you and Energia have grown!
I can't wait to see more of her!
And I've been meaning to do something like this too, I should get on that XD
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, and thank you! I encourage you to do so. :D


I can't help but notice this "I :heart: pretty rocks" stamp you have there. :XD:
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Vee4Valentine Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Yes, I've really been getting back into stones recently! I used to love them as a child and now I'm trying to learn more about them!
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's neat. Maybe you'll like my other website,
www.jagates.com
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Vee4Valentine Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooohh, nice! This is really interesting!
Thanks for the link! ^^
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep, thank you and please enjoy that website. :D
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AidanInferno Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yeah! :D Now that's awesome, Jeff! I still remember those old drawings you did of Energiea! 

Nice collage you have here~ :meow: 
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: Yep and thank you.
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AidanInferno Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anytime
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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Shenira Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The evolution is quite visible. It's nice feeling to see the improvement, right? :D
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed! And I encourage anyone to do the same. :D
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Shenira Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I get rid of most of my old pictures. I often destroyied them in the middle of drawing, because I didn't like something on them -.-
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh dear.
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Sedna93 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AwesomeTard Clap :happehclap: clap :clap: revision 
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow: Merci! :love: :bow: :clap: :D
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Sedna93 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
De rien. (you're welcome):D
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SailorEnergy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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