So, Christmas is over, New Years is approaching, and 2016 still can't end soon enough. This year, despite world events, has kind of treated me well. Or I've treated myself well. Or whatever. I've gone across the country, I've met new people, I've expanded my boundaries, and I've made some (albeit meager) progress on improving my life.
Not least of all, I've grown as an artist. Compare this:
And you'll know just how far I've come.
I've also become more reliable in my uploads, instead of just going for long half year breaks due to mood and life, I've reduced it to a couple months... okay, maybe it hasn't been much, but I'm improving, dammit.
But I couldn't have done any of this without a lot of help, and I want to spend this last home stretch of the year to thank some of these people:
Thank you, Becca, cassie-nova21, DarkDivaMagic, SaraInHalf, and Kaitlyn, for being such great magic buddies in our little group chat.
Thank you to assistantann, Evil-Frank, natashainpieces, QuinnTheAssistant, selbitsFortune, and 1classybadger for being incredible magic friends.
Thank you to Filter-GX, Mawnoos, JohnShepardS117, and Not-A-Motobug, to mention a few, for putting up with me in their comments.
Thank you to onehy, dannyboy01, IronBrony1981, and others for being so dedicated that they consistently comment on my works.
Thank you to alorok, Lilly-moo, Jesoran, elek-tronikz, LittleIkki, Comical-Weapon, and DaemonKing for providing such enjoyable and motivating art streams.
Thank you to those in the NBM Google Group for being a consistent source of inspiration and entertainment.
Thank you to the Bodyworks Discord server for being an incredible and welcoming community.
Thank you to TenyoSciurus and Iomma for being first of all the people to introduce me to the incredible world of Dungeons and Dragons, and for being fantastic people to be friends with.
Thank you to flaillomanz for being such a cutie~<3
Thank you to everyone I haven't mentioned due to either forgetting your names in the spontaneity of this post, or because I didn't want this journal to be the length of a novella.
And most of all, thank you to everyone who views, watches, follows, shares, or otherwise enjoys my works. You're the big reason why I've been at this so long.
Let's hope that 2017 turns out better than this year, in terms of art, in terms of life, and in terms of the world at large.