It’s done! (Or is it just at that point where I can’t tolerate to work on it any longer?)
So, this is #9 in the series. I’ve managed to keep this tradition going for nine whole years, which is both a testament to my ability to keep a streak going as well as my inability to invent new and more interesting subject matter to entertain myself with.
Here’s a quick recap, starting in 2005 at the left and 2013 at the right:
It’s obvious that I’ve at least improved at human faces, dragons, and flouncy dresses. I’m still producing very cartoonish artwork and I must continue to practice with lighting and compositions. If I had to pick a best, it’d be 2011’s (third from right). That one was ahead of its time for me.
The challenge is, as always, to spend the year learning so that next year’s pushes the series farther.