This cute "Balloon Girl" is a re-draw of a piece that I created back in August 2011... 10 YEARS ago! I can't believe how fast this decade flew by, especially when thinking about my art career. I didn't think I had improved much, but once I started digging into my old art files, I can see the proof is in the practice :) Keep up a sketchbook, folks- it pays off!
Below you can admire my original, which I actually still enjoy very much myself ;) The "pixel art" style is something I would love to try again!!