Redoing Old Art
Redoing old art can be a good tool to indicate how much you have grown as an artist. I have not done too many of them, because I just like to move on and leave the past in the past, but I decided to do one just because.
This is the original drawing. It was one of the covers for my old comic, Elements. I probably did this around seventh grade. I was 12 or 13. I am now 21. It is honestly not too bad for someone who had yet to have any artistic training. Obviously, there are a lot of issues with proportion, but it's apparent that I was trying to understand light. I have shadows and highlights. Even at that age, I knew that people were not flat.
This is the version I did recently. It goes without saying that it's much better. There is a clear light source, proportions are much better, and the women have meat on their bones. This drawing has dimension, and the non-figurative space has been tended to. It's a pretty good drawing, and a clear indicator of artistic growth.
I encourage every artist to do this exercise!