During the first few weeks of art, I would say that my abilities to use colored pencils effectively and to shade more realistically have improved. Thanks to the multiple warm up activities, I have also learned to let go of a little bit of my perfectionist side and simply allow the sketch to be what it is. In regards to originality, I have always thought that taking elements from other works to incorporate in your own was ok. I never considered that every piece of art is a remix of previous works, and that has been a real revelation for me. I would say that I have successfully awoken my creative mind because ideas come to me almost instantly now. My biggest challenge is still trying to depict what I see in my head realistically and accurately.
Steampunk Princess Peach