I have really mixed feelings about this piece, haha..
On the one hand, I'm glad it turned out the way it did. This is my first time experimenting with a more expressive style of painting, utilizing different brushes and textures. And honestly, just working with color is still a challenge for me. XP So this is a bit out of my comfort zone, and I'm feel somewhat accomplished for pushing myself.
On the other hand, I'm also not completely happy with it. It's so hard not to compare myself with other artists, so hard not to feel that I'm very far away from the skill level that I wish I was at. I feel as though with each passing year, my creativity decreases and my improvement rate slows. Don't get me wrong, I am proud to have gotten this far with my talents! But I am painfully aware of how much I need to learn, and it's a bit discouraging at times.
But anyways! Please enjoy this piece of Haru in a flower crown.
Also posted on my Tumblr
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