When I was a teenager I spent a lot of time hanging out on Gaia Online. It was my escape, I had lots of friends there, and was an established member of the community. Every now and then I revisit the site for the nostalgia and I always get the urge to redraw my character.

I learned a new technique thanks to this How to Draw and Color Anime-Styled Eyes in Adobe Photoshop tutorial. Not only did I make different looking eyes than the last chibis I made, but learned about the Create Clipping Mask tool which helped me a bit with shading. I still have a long way to go with shading.

Check out the images to see how my art of this character has evolved.

Happy New Year!