Good idea for a thread! Thanks for linking this to me.
Sadly it seems Iím missing a lot of stuff from my childhood and teen years, but I do have some stuff from a few years ago, at least when I first tried my hand at a digital medium. So far as I can recall, I think this was done sometime after September 2014:
Donít remember if I used a reference at all but I do know I often try to simplify everything to a pretty absurd degree. I tried drawing the same character again today, definitely using a reference because her future robot armor stuff is a bit complex, but this time with the idea of it actually fitting onto her, rather than the method I grew up with just trying to draw exactly what I see as is.
I think that, going forward, if I put my mind to it more often than just a couple times every other month, maybe Iíll see some improvement.