The Olde Art Piece: [link]
Where the grass was so green and the sky so blue it could make your eyes bleed.
The Newe Art Piece: [link]
I think these memes are really encouraging, my 2007-self would be going all bug-eyed in amazement if she ever saw this. Practice and patience do
make you improve. Fancy that.
But it's actually the blessed internet and the wonderful people in deviantArt that have allowed me to improve so much. My most sincere thanks to all those who selflessly critique art, upload tutorials and brushes, submit stock photos and show their wonderful art to the world, making me want to challenge myself every day. My thanks.