My Art Journey

 

My art improvement

If there is something I really love about other artists, it is their journeys. I particularly love December and January since artists like to show off their progress by the end or start of the year. I might as well use the occasion of my re-opened website to present my journey :)

2004 - Magical girls phase - what more can I say?

2004 - Magical girls phase - what more can I say?

2005 - Starting on digital art for the first time. I later redrew this portrait in 2017.

2005 - Starting on digital art for the first time. I later redrew this portrait in 2017.

2006 - The bigger the eyes the better - oh and angel wings were definitely a thing!

2006 - The bigger the eyes the better - oh and angel wings were definitely a thing!

2007 - I discovered Photoshop's cloud brushes during this year. This drawing was of my avatar on GaiaOnline. This website was the first place I ever took commissions.

2007 - I discovered Photoshop's cloud brushes during this year. This drawing was of my avatar on GaiaOnline. This website was the first place I ever took commissions.

2008 - Still going by the pen name "Reegeta" at this point. Inking and later photoediting in Photoshop was a big thing at this time.

2008 - Still going by the pen name "Reegeta" at this point. Inking and later photoediting in Photoshop was a big thing at this time.

2009 - I have this original character, Yobirin, with long pink pigtails and magical powers. Although I never really draw her anymore she was in almost every drawing I made back in 2009. Also this was the last year I used "Reegeta" for my pen name.

2009 - I have this original character, Yobirin, with long pink pigtails and magical powers. Although I never really draw her anymore she was in almost every drawing I made back in 2009. Also this was the last year I used "Reegeta" for my pen name.

2010 - Still in my OC Yobirin-phase and doing a lot of digital-colouring-on-traditional linework. Here I've started to use "Nadia Axel" and "Adlezakuseru" (an alternative spelling of AdlezAxel) as pen names.

2010 - Still in my OC Yobirin-phase and doing a lot of digital-colouring-on-traditional linework. Here I've started to use "Nadia Axel" and "Adlezakuseru" (an alternative spelling of AdlezAxel) as pen names.

2011 - A new pair of OCs surfaced in 2001 - I believe I came up with these two in 2007 but did several redesigns of them before dinally starting to show them off. They didn't get as much love as they deserved and I hope to tell their story some day.

2011 - A new pair of OCs surfaced in 2001 - I believe I came up with these two in 2007 but did several redesigns of them before dinally starting to show them off. They didn't get as much love as they deserved and I hope to tell their story some day.

2012 - During this year I started trying 100% digital drawing with no traditional sketch or linework. As you can see I was not very skilled at the time and I was also scared off initially and went back to traditional art for a short time.

2012 - During this year I started trying 100% digital drawing with no traditional sketch or linework. As you can see I was not very skilled at the time and I was also scared off initially and went back to traditional art for a short time.

2013 - In 2013 I bought a Wacom Cintiq 13HD display tablet. It made me feel comfortable with drawing digitally since I would actually be looking down on the lines as I drew them and this is when I finally really started to do digital art.

2013 - In 2013 I bought a Wacom Cintiq 13HD display tablet. It made me feel comfortable with drawing digitally since I would actually be looking down on the lines as I drew them and this is when I finally really started to do digital art.

2014 - The re-birth of Éloen. I made an original character way back in 2008-2010 who was named Helia. She was later renamed to Éloen and is probably my #1 most drawn character ever. I'm still working hard on her story from time to time - another story I hope to tell one day.

2014 - The re-birth of Éloen. I made an original character way back in 2008-2010 who was named Helia. She was later renamed to Éloen and is probably my #1 most drawn character ever. I'm still working hard on her story from time to time - another story I hope to tell one day.

2015 - A throwback to my original characters you saw back in 2011; Lilith and Ceberus.

2015 - A throwback to my original characters you saw back in 2011; Lilith and Ceberus.

2016 - In the early 2016 I was an active contributor to the Undertale fandom. I had put drawing down for almost a year, only drawing once in a while, but after producing hundreds of Undertale drawings I had bloodthirst for drawing again and the above was one of the first original pieces I had made in.....years(?)

2016 - In the early 2016 I was an active contributor to the Undertale fandom. I had put drawing down for almost a year, only drawing once in a while, but after producing hundreds of Undertale drawings I had bloodthirst for drawing again and the above was one of the first original pieces I had made in.....years(?)

And this is where I am today...

I will do a more throughout presentation of my art journey as 2018 gets closer. But for now, this has been a sneak peak of my art journey up until now.

 
Nadia Axel