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May 22, 2013


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A Retrospective

Journal Entry: Wed May 22, 2013, 4:28 AM

Hello Ryceballs! So I was looking through my god awful gallery the other day and had a nostalgic moment when I saw some of my old artworks, I am happy to say that I have improved over the 5 years stay here on Deviantart (Thank god...). So I just want to show you a few of my earlier artworks and talk a little about the story behind each one of them. I must admit that the early artworks you see on this list is not REALLY the first few artworks I uploaded on Deviantart, but I have since got rid of my even older ones because I really really dislike them, I don't want you guys to vomit blood ok. If you guys REALLY want to see the ones I have deleted..  I guess I can dig into the abyss of my old computer and find it. Anyways here goes!

July 27, 2008
Times has changed... I think now I probably wouldn't have included an F word in my artworks because I know there are many younger audience and I don't wanna pollute their minds with filth any further. As you can tell my style was quite different back then, with a more crisp cell shaded toon look more than the brushy messy style of the Ry-Spirit you know today. I remember I was really into Smash Brothers Brawl back then, so I just had to do a fan art of my favourite game! So I spent a long time doing the linework on a piece of paper, I still have the original drawing in my room by the way. And after drawing it on paper (YES I DREW IT ON PAPER FIRST), I scanned it onto the computer and colored it with photoshop... with a mouse. Thats right I had no idea how to use a graphic tablet back then :I This artwork ended up taking me ages to complete.. as you would've probably guessed. *sigh* difficult times. Oh also my logo was different, it was a bullet (For god knows why.)

The Cool ones from Brawl by Ry-Spirit
The Cool ones from Brawl
August 19, 2008
So the last Smash Bro Brawl artwork got lots of attention right, (that was probably the first artwork that made me felt people actually liked what I do too) but people were asking where the cool characters from brawl were, like Ike and Marth and Lucario and adult Link and Pitt, so to satisfy the fans' desire, I drew this pic. Using the exact same method as the last pic. :)

Pokemon Halloween Special by Ry-Spirit
Pokemon Halloween Special
October 20, 2008
In celebration of 2008's Halloween, I drew this Pokemon artwork to celebrate it :D I still quite like this artwork actually, sometimes I look back at this artwork and think 'Oh Ry are you so creative? Little Ry of 2008' lol but not really. But yeah the picture speaks for itself.

December 25, 2008
OK NOW THINGS ARE STARTING TO TAKE SHAPE, I experimented with a graphic tablet for the first time! I uploaded this on the Christmas of 2008, this doesnt have anything to do with christmas but just thought its interesting I chose that day to upload it. Oh and I changed my logo to a box with a lightning bolt cos I wanted something to do with Pikachu... so electricity.. yup.

Pokemon Heroes by Ry-Spirit
Pokemon Heroes
January 15, 2009
So yeah.. I went back to my cell shaded style lol. I tried the graphic tablet.. and good job. TICK! Ok now back to a style Ry's most comfortable with lol (Classic Ry). So yeah I drew all the Pokemon Trainers available back then. I actually drew Crystal for the Gen II trainer, but then Heart Gold Soul Silver came out later so I went back to this artwork and replaced Crystal with Lyra.

Welcome to my room by Ry-Spirit
Welcome to my Room
February 17, 2009
My style was starting to change... I have dropped the cell shaded style and went for a more softer approach. Also experimented with perspective for the first time, I remember googling photos of rooms just to get the angles right.. Oh this artwork also got me a Daily Deviation suggested by Atramina and Featured by archanN Thanks guys!

Here Kitty Kitty by Ry-Spirit
Here Kitty Kitty
February 19, 2009
This was my first ever commission I've posted on DA, my online friend Foxxy-Tomo wanted me to draw her, so I did. She's really pretty so I hope this drawing did her justice.

Ry Smash Event Look by Ry-Spirit
Ry Smash Event Look
August 11, 2009
Ok now things are REALLY starting to take shape, I did a drawing of how I looked at a convention called SMASH! This was right after I went to cuson's live tutorial at SMASH! and learnt how to really draw properly with a Wacom tablet, my style permanently changed from then on.

August 12, 2009
Here's another attempt at a Pokemon parody, I tried to show what I thought of Ash Ketchum. haha...

Batman and Robin by Ry-Spirit
Batman and Robin
August 30, 2009
Before I end my retrospective I just had to show this drawing. Because its the oldest artwork of mine that I still sell at conventions. Its still a customer's favourite for some reason.

5 years has passed. I have grown as an artist and hopefully into a better person, this is to another 5 years to come *lifts up glass*

:bulletred::bulletyellow::bulletpurple::bulletgreen::bulletred::bulletyellow::bulletpurple::bulletgreen:IT IS CURRENTLY POKEMON MONTH 2:bulletgreen::bulletpurple::bulletyellow::bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletpurple::bulletyellow::bulletred:

  • Mood: Joy
  • Playing: The Testimony of Sherlock Holmes
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RishuMisu Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
i dont know how long ago since i started watching you!
i remember your megachu tho
and i lub it too:iconlazyshyplz::iconsparklesplz:
how are you lately ry
sorry i havent been going on skype much Orz Orz:iconcryforeverlukeplz:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
aww thanks for following me for so long, ive been good lately :D everything is going well
Foxxy-Tomo Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
:) very nice blog post ! its great to see this !! and so amazing to see how many people you inspire with youre art! :)
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
fishburger Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey, that "I Love Pokémon Battles" one is how I discovered you. Good times.
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
DynastyCoco Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student
wow 5 years already ... I feel old, OTL
I have bin watching you for so long now.....I remember "get out of my Fucking way" good when I suddenly saw how much fave's it got out of nowhere for me haha good times xD
keep it up ;)
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
REALLY? YOU been a Ryceball this long?! Wow thanks!
DynastyCoco Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student
ofcourse uvu/
missDevichi Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
All I learned is Ry likes Pokemon now, Ry liked Pokemon before. + A+;;
... and Painting is confusiing. Ahur hur.
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