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Art Progress Chart - Faeren by Saimain Art Progress Chart - Faeren by Saimain
~Huge File Warning!~ (Updated to add 2011-2012)

I've been meaning to do an art-progress chart like this for a long time now, but had no idea how to go about it. Then I decided to break it down by individual characters, to show how they've grown along with my artwork throughout the years. Hopefully the writing is legible! ^__^;

It was a humbling experience to say the least, wading through some of my old sketches. Looking back at where I started out makes me wonder how anyone ever thought my artwork worth encouraging, heh. But if there's a lesson here, it's to never underestimate how far practice and determination can take you. If you have a passion for drawing, just keep drawing! One day you will look back and be amazed. :)

Faeren and artwork is ęcopyright Adele Lorienne (me) [link]

You can learn more about Faeren and the "Wars of Avenan" storyline on my website: [link]
You can find Morgan, Luke, Semiyar, Jason, Danny and Tim's art charts here:
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Anna-Sophia22 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ughhh.. so inspired right now! :3 Thank you for sharing this! :heart: so love you for this ^.^
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coolkidrox123 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Artist
this are amazing!! even the ones you made in 1998!!
i did the math and i am amazed that you begun drawing these characters when you were 16 or something... and to think that they have evolved to the amazing drawings you have of them now. How did you come up with this?!?!
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Faraleigh Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Writer
Perhaps the most inspiring piece of this whole thing is where you said Min Rho “could always paint [your] lineart better than [you]” and that it just “pushed [you] to try harder.” That is one of my greatest failings in art, though I may have more or less shaken it with writing. Whenever someone bests me, I give up. I really need to get over that. Great things are on the other side of that hang-up!

Thank you so much for sharing these. They are inspirational in so many ways. :tighthug:
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FadedDreams5 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking at these character progress charts, it seems like you made huge improvements in a really short time. I know this is years, but there's a huge improvement and I think that's really impressive. I guess it probably didn't seem like it was fast improvement to you at the time...I know I always feel like I'm stuck in one place with my art -_-
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SANU-CHAN Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Teehee, I love his hair development XD
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CorgiFoxi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Just fascinating to see how your art style progressed from what it was to what it is today. Thank you so much for posting things like this chart I look forward to what you'll post next! I really love your work ever since my sister introduced me to your it in 2001 I've been happily following your art both here and on your site Meadowheaven. Keep up the good work! =D loveyouplz :)
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ObscureSanctuary Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
wow, I loved seeing this! It really shows how far you've pregressed as an artist, and it also shows how far Faeren has come (he's so cool!) Your work is just amazing
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JuliaGraceArts Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love these! Thank you so much for posting them. You are among my very top favorite artists on dA and your work is very inspiring to me. I really like seeing your progression as an artist as it gives me some hope for myself. =) You have really wonderful work and characters. I'm going to favorite the whole bunch.
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little-neko-Tsuki Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You. Are. AMAZING. I love your art...and I wish you had finished the series. :( I own bought the first book...and was really sad when I found out I couldn't get the second one! But...I understand your reasoning behind not wanting to finish them...even though they were really good. Since no more will be printed, I am gonna cherish The Rover's Cripple forever!
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LaQueSabe Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking at your art makes me chew all my sepia pencils and never even look at the blank paper. It┤s great.
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Mirrasae Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Writer
Inspiring, information and enjoyable! Thanks for sharing.
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DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
"He also died...multiple times."

I can only say one thing to that.

"OH MY GODS, THEY KILLED FAEREN!" "YOU BASTARDS!"
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KupiecKorzenny Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Your progress is really great and awesome.
And hopeful. Maybe I will learn how to draw :D
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Janoera Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love seeing how much you have improved:) It gives young artists hope that someday, if they keep practicing, they might be as good as you:D
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KakashiMorph Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I think I've been following you since 2006-2007? How fast time passes! You have come a long way and watching these is inspiring. :)
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Phantagrafie Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Its fantastic! What a develpoment! You really show with this piece how much work, patience and love it takes to fill a character with life1 Thanks for that. :)
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PinkuKen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
This was quite interesting, I like it! owo ♥
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Istriel Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
what an improvment ! i'm so speechless !
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SanTsuki Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
You have inspired me so much...! Even more than when i just LOOK at your beautiful drawings... I must practice my backgrounds!
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trillean Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Wow, it's crazy seeing how much your talent has grown over the years. I've been keeping an eye on your artwork for a while, since about 2000 I suppose. It was back when Elfwood was still the main place to get fanart (sorry I don't mean for this to sound as creepy as it does). It's just mind blowing, and it makes me feel so old, ha.
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TabathaZee Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I love these art progression charts... Truly inspiring! :)
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ZtheDoomyPirate Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been following your art since 2001 and it's never ceased to inspire me. Your improvement over the years is just downright fantastic, though. :love:
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Truly amazing!
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Fantasized-Teravan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love it! Faeren has come such a long way! :love:
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JulianVII Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
This is an incredible progression!! Great things DO take time, I guess.
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tigerallied Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
darn, this "only" took 10 years ... I will be 37 if I start now

Better late than never
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detourhk Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
nice
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CuriousLass Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Interface Designer
This is such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing this! I love seeing so much foliage *_*
I hope one day my drawings turn out like this too xD
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Haladflire65 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have to say that I find this so inspiring. I'm an aspiring artist and have kind of been stuck for a while... I'm always frustrated by how my pieces turn out. When I see how far you've come and how much work you put into your art throughout the years, I feel like I might be able to make something cool in the future, too :)
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Eva-Dragon-Goddess Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe I'm just a crazy fan but seeing this feels sort of ... historical, lol. It's amazing and absolutely inspiring to see how much your art has improved over the years. And I love the very playful commentary and how you refer to your characters as if they really could pester you to draw more pictures lol, I know the feeling but never thought about it that way.
It's catching on though :)
Anyway, thanks if you've managed to slog your way through my tarded fan vomit xD I be shutin' up now
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Inklingirl16 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW! He - I mean, you - got SO MUCH BETTER!!!!! AMAZING!
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novemberkris Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I am so impressed by these! I have several characters that I have drawn since 1999 or so as well. I should really do something similar. I also should draw more (is that possible?) as your work is inspiring. I love your leafy details.
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