I think I'll remember 2017 as the year I realized that I'm capable of something approaching a photorealistic style. That is to say, I only ever thought I'd scratch out cartoonish funny stuff and monsters. I never imagined when I first started using SketchClub in 2014 that I'd ever be capable of looking at a photo and confidently sketching a respectable reproduction of it.
I'd like my 2014 self to see this collage. Eyebrows would be raised.
"How?" I/he would say.
"You don't quite yet realize just how good this app is," I would reply. "You soon will. It's a freakin miracle, man. Wait til you start discovering how incredible these tools are."
I'm grateful for the kind comments I've received on my sketches this year. Thank you everyone for the community that exists here.