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drawings from 2000 by Wen-M drawings from 2000 by Wen-M
fanarts i drew for an old friend Jake.

Jake is recently going back to school and I both admire and envy that.

When I first looked at these old drawings, i was like :"holy-shate these are crap-tastic" and was ashamed that i gave these to him as gifts.

but i thought back and remembered that I both enjoyed drawing these and drew them with an honest heart to make a friend happy, i was able to accept these as "my drawings" again and i am no longer shame or feel that these are "crap"
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:iconhyunckel-kun:
Hyunckel-kun Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have improved since then. I can see why you look back at this drawing and think they're crappy (I feel mine are crappy as well even though I'm told they're not). How old were you at that time if I may ask? Did you just practice since then or follow some course to improve ?
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Wen-M Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
yeah, there has been a lot of practice, and some learning from books and online. =D
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Hyunckel-kun Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's always nice to see people improving at what they like to do ^^
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TaeKwonDoMonk Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I wouldn't agree that it is crap, since I have yet to achieve this level without references. Your work still deserves praise. :icongreatjobplz:
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LadyMontros Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Those are awesome. I love the first... looks like 'The Crow'...
I have art from friends that think the same - since their skill has increased - of the works I own. I won't let them have them back... I love what I own from them. *smiles*
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salamander7 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I was that crappy
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OverlordApocalipse Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Jake was a lucky person to get that drawing. looks amazing
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:iconfuresiya:
furesiya Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
8D yei! *cheers on*
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Xorrand Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
everybody starts somewhere :)
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Jakezulla Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Do you remember how and why you drew these for me? I do =)

You showed up to the watch store one afternoon and had your binder that you kept all your sketches in. So, we were talking about art and I think we were talking about the piece you submitted to EGM (or one of those game magazines) that got you published in their art section, and for some reason you just doodled the Cloud/Tifa sketch while you were standing at the counter. I said how awesome it looked, and since you didn't like it (even back then, lol) you pulled open your binder and showed me your more detailed, colored FF7 sketches you had done earlier. I really liked the Aeris one, and without hesitation you pulled it out and gave it to me. Then, I asked you if you could draw The Crow, my favorite flik, and you didn't really know what it was. So a couple days later I loaned you the "Making Of" book, I think also maybe the movie (or you rented the flik on your own), and you did the sketch for me a few days later after you watched it. I remember you coming back and giving me the commission and saying something like "I'd rather do one of Shelly" (his girlfriend/wife), haha.

Now that you're all professional and stuff, I'm gonna have to commission you to do a follow up so we can compare art styles between 2000 and 2012 =)
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Wen-M Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
ah....youre totally right. =D yeah, it was hazy to me. hahaha, i remember the part about shelly though. haha. so hows everything going for you man?
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Jakezulla Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
I'm doing really good. I'm in my last semester before I finish out my AA degree, and then I'm gonna (have been, actually) push real hard to get accepted into UC Berkeley in the Fall as a Junior and finish out my BA there. I remember around the time everyone was graduating High School years ago (Billy especially) that it was so dam near impossible to get accepted into UCB that for me to have a chance to get in now, all these years later, is pretty nerve racking. But we'll see; I've got the grades, I just need the luck of being accepted.

How about you? Last we talked you were doing an anime convention in San Jose that I missed (Fanime?), so we didn't get to catch up then. You have any more appearances scheduled for the rest of the year us fans should know about?
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Wen-M Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
ah, good, so youre doing well with classes =D very good to know.

as for me, not appearing in any convention this year, if anything i'll only go to fanime for a few hours this year. still a lot of things to sort out for my career/way of work, but its going good so im thankful.
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Jakezulla Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Dude, Fanime this year! I'm seeing you then and God knows what I'm gonna do with you when I do, lol!
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Wen-M Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
bwahahaha, that is, IF i end up going.
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:iconnescedral:
nescedral Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like you were channeling a little Amano on the right.
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Wen-M Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
yeah i was. hahaha
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sielre Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
good for you^^ i sometimes feel lie that ;)
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phoenixdragon Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
The Aerith one is epsecially not crap-tastic! I love the style of it!
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Starkadder Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
yaaaaaaaaaaaay i recognize everyone!! <3
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GENZOMAN Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
OMG!!! Love that Crow and aeris! O_O
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Wen-M Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
hahaha, you should upload some older works too! may be as early as you can find?
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haggard85 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
That is an awesome view of the crow, it does a great job of showing his dual nature. I love it.
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ClavariaXV Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't it cool to find your artwork from the past? You see how much you have grown as an artist. Your old work kind of reminds me of Yoshitaka Amano's work, the guy who did art for the classic final fantasy games. In other words me gusta :D
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artaeun Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist
emotions are the most beautiful thing you can trust art with.
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:iconmin28:
Min28 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
The crow? He looks more like Krauser from DMC...
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OxygenOcean Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Aerith's hair looks a lot like Terra's, from FFVI. It looks great!
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rebirthvirgo Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
it's great that you're satisfied with your art of the past. not a lot of people can appreciate their older art as quality stepping stone material. if you didn't draw when you were at this stage, you never would have reached the level that you're at now. plus it's always great to see your improvement! :)
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AlecDarkness Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It`s amazing to see the "evolution" between your old and new artworks. ^^ Really nice job, Wen! I especially like the way you designed my beloved Final Fantasy VII-character, Aerith! Absolute well done, dude! ^.^
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Psycho-Dragon-Girl Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Artist
"i thought back and remembered that I both enjoyed drawing these and drew them with an honest heart to make a friend happy, i was able to accept these as "my drawings" again and i am no longer shame or feel that these are "crap""

I love it! That's how I feel when I look back at my old stuff. Every old drawing that I look back on has it's own story to tell. Not only about itself but about my state as well. It brings back so many fond memories.
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pizet Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
...Cloti <333 XD
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xXxXRenoXxXx Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg...you drew Cloud, Tifa, and the Crow?!!! AWESOME!!!!!
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NeroValendice Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Well uit is not crap maybe to you but if i was able to make half of what you did on that drawing it would have been an achievement for me but hey your talent only grown in better and better way :)
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julesrawrrs Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
...T___T if this was considered crap to you, then I wonder what my drawings are hahaha and I'm glad you don't think of these as crap because they definitely aren't!
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lordchaoz Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
so fashionista!!!
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TypeProton Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks Amano-ish. Great.
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soaringmoose Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah. the heart's def in it.
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Chungphantomhive Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Good thing you don't think these are crap.... Cause they're not! :-). Amazing as usual. I like your sketching style
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freakdearts Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
lol, I feel like that all the time when I look at my old drawings! which is why they're in a drawer without a handle :D
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KyteUchiha Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
MY NAME'S JAKE.

But I'm not Jake. xD
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notgunn Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really love the light effect on the left picture :D
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peterryczkowski Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
its only crap if it wasnt your best effort when you did them. but only you will really know that. But in all they are stepping stones to where you are now.
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22TIGERSPORTFANG Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This looks better than what I can do now...(Im new to the whole "art" thing)
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Letdragon Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Beautiful, it really is. :)
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Wen-M Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
oouu, new icon yeah? i was wondering where you went!
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Letdragon Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Indeed. Been changed for a while now though. X3

You were? :O
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:iconwen-m:
Wen-M Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
well i normally look out for icons, before i look at names, so i might have missed you before XD
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Letdragon Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Ah I see. X3

Well I've been busy with student teaching, keeps me very occupied during the day. <:3
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Shadowdemonicy Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Neat fanart Wen-M, glad you are not ashamed of them anymore! :]
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