And I hereby declare you the new, official, best forum member of 2017.
But really, I’m quite flattered that you chose to do mine, considering this right now is technically our first direct interaction.
-critic hat on-
The proportions are slightly off (everything’s a bit horizontally compressed and the left strand of hair’s gone a little wild) but the essence and expression is spot on.
The left and the right pupil don’t quite have the same shading treatment but overall I actually like the flatter colouring here more as opposed to my actual avatar (the shine effect on the hair isn’t matched by any on the skin, which causes some dissonance).
The hair bow colouring also got a bit muddied with the hair, and the perspective is technically off (but hey, it’s the same issue in my actual avatar, so can’t really fault you on that).
All in all, a solid effort and great result on a traditional medium. I’d love to see more.
Overall rating: ☆
-critic hat off-
I’m curious if anyone else is gonna attempt to draw my avatar, actually. I quite enjoy browsing galleries like DeviantART, though I’m usually extremely discreet when showing appreciation (often I find it rather awkward to shower unfettered praise on someone).
I’ve used this avatar consistently for some years now, but quite honestly, I’m not 100% satisfied with it. It actually came from one of those character generator games, so the quality leaves a lot to be desired in many places (totally not an advertisement for others to submit new avatar ideas to me).