20+ Artists Challenge Themselves To Redraw Their Old Crappy Drawings, Prove That Practice Makes Perfect

It’s easy to compare your artworks to those of the greats and feel miserable. But if you’re an aspiring creator you need to understand that nobody was born a genius and everyone has to start somewhere. And nothing proves this better than the ‘Draw This Again’ challenge (previously here and here).

Its rules are really simple. Artists upload side-by-side images of their earlier and current works, showcasing how much they’ve progressed. And some of the participants are even redoing their old doodles, which makes the effect of the comparison so much stronger. From realistic portraits to surreal character design, scroll down to check out the improvements they’ve made over the years and upvote your favorite entries.

#1 Two Years Of Drawing Every Day

Davy Jones

#2 I Broke My Neck And Was Paralyzed In December, 2010. Here Is A Photo Of The First Drawing I Did In Rehab, With Assistance From My Recreational Therapist Ashley. Followed By A Self Portrait I Did 7 Years Later. I’ve Improved A Little

Drew Better

#3 Found This Drawing I Did In 2008 When I Was 11 Of The Puppy We Adopted Who’s Now An Old Man

Frank Sinatra: Live at Melbourne Festival Hall

#4 It’s Been Exactly Three Years Since My First Drawing, So Decided To Do This ‘Draw This Again’ Challenege. Not Dissappointed

Mad

#5 Me And My Art, 6 Years Apart

Mad Fold-in

#6 Eye Improvement In 2 Years, 13 To 15 Years Old

Me Vs

#7 1 Year Improvement

Mind Preppy Equaled

#8 Then And Now

Recreational Therapist

#9 My Drawing Improvement 2014 – 2017

The Left

#10 I Found An Old Drawing Of Mine From When I Was Seven Of My Mad Baller Speedboat – A Hybrid Blend Of Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Racing Boat, Tactical Jet Aircraft And Whatever The Hell Else I Wanted. Then I Did An Adult Version To Homage The Original

Davy Jones

Drew Better

#12 My Drawing Improvement 2013 – 2017

Frank Sinatra: Live at Melbourne Festival Hall

#13 A Little Evolution Trough The Time

Mad

#14 Awesome Progress

Mad Fold-in

#15 Improvement

Me Vs

#16 The First One I Drew When I Was Twelve Years Old. The Second Sheet Is A 25-Year-Old Guy Who Started Drawing

Mind Preppy Equaled

#17 A Remake Of An Old Drawing From 2014. It’s Nice To See How My Art Style Changed As Well

Recreational Therapist

#18 My Drawing Progress Over The Year, Criticism And Advice Always Welcome

The Left

#19 One Year Drawing Progress

Davy Jones

#20 Sometimes I Think That I Do Not Advance Or Improve, And Then I Find My Drawings From Years Ago

Drew Better

Frank Sinatra: Live at Melbourne Festival Hall

#22 Improved Nutella

Mad

#23 It’s Always Nice To See How Far You’ve Come, And What All Of Your Time And Effort Has Ended Up As

Mad Fold-in

#24 It’s Been 4 Years And I’ve Learned A Lot. And Honestly? I’ve Learned Most Of It By Watching Much Better Artists Than Me

Me Vs

#25 Honestly Most People Drew Better Than Me When They Were Kids. I Just Enjoyed Drawing, So I Kept Doing It, And Improved As A Byproduct

Mind Preppy Equaled

#26 Did A Re-Draw Of My First Ever Digital Painting From 2012. Pretty Cool To See How Far I’ve Come

Recreational Therapist

#27 Recently I Came Across A Super Old Drawing Of Mine And I Thought It Could Be Fun To Redraw Or Paint The Thing. I Added Some Details Though To Make It Look Nicer Besides The Whole Rendering Part And Everything Else

The Left

#28 I Got Inspired To Remake A Drawing I Made 7 Years Ago For A Friend

Davy Jones

#29 This Was So Much Fun To Draw! I Used The First Pic I Ever Drew With Photoshop And Did It Again. Any Improvement?

Drew Better

#30 May 2014 To May 2018 – Four Years Of Practice With Colored Pencils

Frank Sinatra: Live at Melbourne Festival Hall

Mad

#32 Redesigned A Character That Was Created In 2010, Called Semira, Now Called Lily. I Find It Very Cool To Remake Old Designs, ‘Cause It’s Easier To See How I Have Evolved

Mad Fold-in

#33 2.5 Years Between The 1st And 2nd Picture

Me Vs

#34 So Satisfying. Watercolors

Mind Preppy Equaled

#35 Davy Jones – Draw This Again

Recreational Therapist

#36 Draw This Owl Again

The Left

#37 Progression, Digital

Davy Jones

#38 Elephant Before And After

Drew Better

#39 My Mom Found One Of My Old Sketch Books From 1999 And The Drawing On The Left Was A Little Gem I Found In There. I Drew The One On The Left At Age 9 And The One On The Right At Age 19

Frank Sinatra: Live at Melbourne Festival Hall

#40 I’ve Never Really Redrawn An Old Artwork Of Mine Even Though I Love Seeing Them From Other Artists. So I Gave It A Shot And Tried To Keep Pose And Palette Similar. 12 Years Of Difference

Mad

Mad Fold-in

#42 My Progress In 7 Years

Me Vs

#43 Draw This Again: Drowning Maiden

Mind Preppy Equaled

#44 I Redrew My Childhood Drawing

Recreational Therapist

#45 3 Years Apart

The Left

#46 Here Is The Remake Of A Self-Portrait I Did Back In 2010, Before I Did Any Digital Work, All Inks And Cross-Hatching Back Then

Davy Jones

#47 Coloring Improvement Over A Year

Drew Better

#48 This Should Give You A Lesson: Never Give Up! You Can Do It

Frank Sinatra: Live at Melbourne Festival Hall

#49 I’d Seen People Do This Before And I Always Wanted To Try It Myself Some Time. To Make It Fair I Stuck To The Same Conditions: No References, No Color And The Same Pose

Mad

#50 1 Year Difference (Progress)

Mad Fold-in

Me Vs

#52 My First “Draw This Again”, And I’m Really Proud Of The Result

Mind Preppy Equaled

#53 Left: When I Was 15 Years Old. Right: More Than 2 Decades Later

Recreational Therapist

#54 7-Year-Old Me Vs Now Me

The Left

#55 I Don’t Remember When I Did The First Drawing, But At That Time I Didn’t Draw With Tablet, It Was With Mouse, And My Pulse Is Horrible. I Hate The First Drawing But I Think That The Difference Is So Incredible

Davy Jones

#56 So In My 12-Year-Old Mind Preppy Equaled A School Girl Outfit. It Was Very Fun Redrawing This! Huge Confidence Booster

Drew Better

#57 Had So Much Fun Doing This, I’m Glad I’ve Improved

Frank Sinatra: Live at Melbourne Festival Hall

#58 I Really Enjoy To “Restore” My Old Characters Of Elementary And Middle School And Only Now I Realize How Synthesized And Anatomically Incorrect They Are

Mad

#59 Not Sure When The First One Was Made, May Be 1994 Or Something. Anyway, A Bit Of Progress Since Then

Mad Fold-in

#60 One Of My Old Drawing, Which I Didn’t Throw Away – Today I Can Do Comparison Of My Progress

Me Vs

Mind Preppy Equaled

#62 So I Opened My Drawing Time Capsule From 10 Years Ago. I’m Not Sure If That Black Thing Is A Mouth Or A Mustache

Recreational Therapist

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