You've come a great way Sir Weasel, the main and best improvement I see is your ability to make an interesting piece (through better composition, light and textures). For example, I want to see what's behind that cliff, and I have a feeling the seagulls helped creating that interest. I've also came back to view that piece a few times, and it wasn't easly removed from my deviantwatch messeges.. I wish I could say the same, but I'm afraid I was stuck in my mediocre self for the past few years. It's the price for 'hobbying' art, and dedicating time to other fields of interest I guess.