2014 was a pretty decent year for me. I graduated from college, found a job that I like, met my favourite band, started making art just for the sake of making art and finally started enjoying getting out of bed in the morning. I think my art from this year reflects that. In 2013 I was still figuring out what I wanted to achieve with my art (and life) and what I needed to draw in order to get it, but in 2014 I thought, "F*** it, I'll just draw whatever I like."
I also stopped worrying about art and started approaching every artwork as a possibility to do something great rather than a terrible, terrifying challenge. These days when I'm working on something difficult I tell myself I'll figure out what to do with the difficult anatomy or the tricky colouring in the end, rather than giving up on an artwork like I used to. I like to think that this approach to art improved the quality. 2014 was also the year in which I figured out that using references is not a bad thing and that using other artworks/other media as inspiration will only help you get better. I mean, I can't draw certain poses or characters from the top of my head, and that's okay. I still need to get better at colouring though. I'm beginning to understand how colours work together a little bit more but I still haven't fully grasped this whole colour theory thing...
Here's to a new year full of better art!
Note: These are just some of my favourites from 2014. Hononary favourites are probably all the ones I made of Steve and Tasha getting up to stuff together, and some of the early twelfth doctor artworks that I made in the beginning of the year.