50 Amazing Before & After Drawings Show Why Practice Is So Important

Published 7 years ago

There are a lot of success formulas, but probably all of them consist of practice and time. This is especially true for drawing, where understanding proportions, shading, and other techniques can turn a crude circle with lines into a detailed realistic face. ‘Draw This Again!’ meme challenge invites artists to re-draw their old artwork and present them side-by-side for comparison, showcasing their dramatic progress.

From pencil self-portraits to vibrant watercolor character creation – these images prove that nobody was born an artist and the journey to mastering drawing involves a lot of patience and hard work. Have you also been drawing? Then post your version of ‘Draw This Again!’ in the comments! (h/t: boredpanda)

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#1 2005 Vs 2017 By Jade Mere

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#2 About 10 Years Of Progress By Miles

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#3 Progress Of 11 Months By Itsmehoswa

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#4 About 9 Years Of Progress By Laura Brouwers

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#5 Progression To Semi-Realistic Style By Abigail Diaz

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#6 Draw Jessica Alba Again

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#7 1 Year Progress By Zary

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#8 3 Years Of Progress By Isvoc

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#9 I Repainted One Of My First Digital Paintings From 4 And A Half Years Ago By Sara Tepes

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#10 Improvement Of 4 Years By Noisebaskerville

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#11 Age 5 Vs Age 15 By Natalie Dementhon

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#12 My Art 5 Years Apart

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#13 7 Years Difference By Munchkinmay!

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#14 Progress Of 3 Years By Amy Hussein

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#15 2008 Vs 2011 By Daria Widermanska

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#16 Redraw Of My First Monster By Rifal Jaelani

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#17 2015 Vs 2017 by Chibi-Megimoo

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#18 Redraw Of A Portrait After 7 Years By Frida Lundqvist

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#19 1990 Vs 2014 By Ania Ania

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#20 Progress Of Drawing A Wolf By Tina Johanne

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#21 1 Year Difference By Claudia Sketches

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#22 4 Years Progress Of Drawing A Horse By Tessa

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#23 The First Time I Touched A Computer Vs 2017 By Eriday

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#24 Progress Of 2 Years By Ximby

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#25 Progress Of Tiger By Dustin Walker

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#26 15 Years Of Progress By Andantonius

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#27 Redraw After 7 Years By E. Palmeri And R. Palmeri

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#28 5 Year Improvement By Laura

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#29 6 Years Difference By Lina Kišonyte

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#30 2015 Vs. 2012 By Katefoxart

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#31 1 Year Progress By Bethany

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#32 Redraw After 8 Years By Onekatie

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#33 6 Years Progress By Remaining Head Spirits

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#34 2010 Vs 2012 By Vonnabeee

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#35 Age 10 Vs Age 26

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#36 Redraw After 4 Years By Idylean

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#37 1986-2015

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#38 Found A 10 Year Old Pic I Was Really Proud Of Back Then And Gave It A Quick Reimagining By Milkcognac

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#39 2007 Vs 2014 By Akaito

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#40 2010 Vs 2012

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#41 Drawing Of Ginger Two Years Ago And Now

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#42 Age 14 Vs Age 16- “Perrie Edwards”

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#43 2001 Vs 2010 (Zagny Od) – Weird Dog Thing Vs Deer

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#44 I Drew The Same Lioness Twice And It Does Really Show My Progress

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#45 The Blues Brothers, 2003 Vs 2011

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#46 Re-Render Of A 3-Year-Old Drawing By Dotswap

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#47 Eyes. I’m 14 Right Now And I’ve Improved Even More Since The “Now” Photo

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#48 5 Year Difference By Bleedingheartworks

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#49 2015 Vs 2017 By Forevercartoonfanatic

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#50 Digital Work Remake, 5 Years In Between

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