As many of you know, I went through numerous sketches and concepts and quite a few characters before settling on this. I wanted to draw something and showed my year's worth of life here since it's been such a big part of me ever since I joined. I quite remember the day I turned 14 and how I never imagined this past 12 months would've gone by so quickly. I owe many thanks to this great community of artists, photographers, writers, sculptures, and all of the like- for the support and inspiration I found here. All my watchers and all my friends, I couldn't have had any more of a loving group of people so that's that, haha, thank you! As for how that relates to this, my idea was to bring all those experiences and all my emotions into one drawing, something I could redo in the following years before my birthday. I realized I was thinking far too hard about what I wanted to do when I could just let myself draw what I felt like drawing since that's when the best results are acheived ^-^ I started off by drawing my character Sen! Her design was meant to represent a tainted purity. I joined the deviantArt community as a naive 13 year old, two months before turning 14. I was fairly childish and nearsighted; only thinking of the future as far as I could see it which was never more than a few days ahead. Art had always been my escape from the harsher reality and though it still is, I've learned to accept many things I had cowardly ignored in the past. Thanks to many friends and experiences. I suppose Sen was meant to have a very whimsical and reserved look here while running through a forest of birch trees with painted eyes in a winter morning. Being watched by the nonexistant. Winter is my favorite season but to me, although it usually is a symbol of an ending; the year's end and the end of life for many- is it not also a beginning? Where the past is left to be and the future is given a chance to grow and move on? There is no beginning without an end and I believe that with the end of this year, it only means I'm running towards a new start. I hope very much that this comes through in the drawing and I've poured every bit of myself into this and I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do! Thank you.