"Time is an illusion."
I haven't looked at much of my artwork over the last ten years. Before reviewing it, I knew that not much would be there compared to others. I knew it wouldn't be high in quality and that I would be embarrassed by how bad it all will be. But I also knew that I shouldn't be comparing myself, or my artwork, to others in this way.
It turns out, though, only one of those things is true. There's not much of it. However, the quality isn't bad and it certainly doesn't embarrass me. I tried to create and succeeded in making new things. Some are more complete than others, and I did my best. That much is evident.
I had, and have, room to improve. And overall, it looks like I managed to do it. I fell down a few times, took a couple stumbling steps back, but in the end my skill in digital art is moving forward again.
Let's take a look, shall we?
During that time, my health was extremely poor. I wasn't sleeping and I was always exhausted, depressed, anxious, and spent most of my mental space focusing on staying conscious.
It took a few more years before I got myself into a better place.
I did a lot of drawing during this time. Sketches on paper and only sometimes colouring on the PC with Photoshop. It was intended as a distraction but it was a start.