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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 ^.^
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?!?!
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:
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 -_-
SANU-CHAN Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Teehee, I love his hair development XD
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 :)
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
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.
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!
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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