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Decided to do this for myself.

I look at this and I'm honestly disappointed. Where has my art gone? I've truly regressed and I knew it, but looking at this is just a slap in the face. My work isn't what it used to be. It used to be emotional and.. just... good. I don't know what happened. I can't spend as much time on things as I used to, my shading got worse when it was never good to begin with, the meaning and love withered away... you can't look at my art and see emotion or that I tried anymore. You can't. It feels so... dry. Even 2011 was a better year.

I feel like I've lost my passion here.

But it's time to fix that. I want to. I want to push myself a little harder, try new things, work on improving, take more time. I need to get back where I was. The first half of the year was good and fun for me. I was excited and liked what I drew, but since then, the quality is just.. going away. I need to fix it and I will. This is what I do. I need it.

(I think I lost 2011? I'll try to find it D: )
2010: [link]
2009: [link]
la-morte-amoreuse Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
You can only improve from here, regardless of the perception you have of your pieces. Don't worry about the subject matter so much. Don't worry about 'improvement' or doing things you feel are grueling and uninteresting. When it comes to art it needs to come from the heart! Annnnd as long as you're breathing you still have your heart- so your art and passion won't go anywhere.
Daecerto Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
I don't think you really regressed this year; maybe you just hit a plateau of sorts. The changes may not be super obvious this year, but you've truly improved looking across the years. I remember your work wayyyy back when in 2009 (ffff was it really three years ago, almost four? oo) , and your style was cute but I think it's really matured over the years and I love the direction you've taken.

I'm glad you're motivated for the new year, and it's awesome to see you so determined to improve! I look forward to seeing your future works. (:
upui Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
I bet you will make a huge jump in development next year if you feel like this year wasn't so good!
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