Since everyone and their mother was doing it I had to jump the bandwagon too.
The initial plan of choosing a very old piece so everyone would see how ~awesome~ my art has become backfired tremendously when I noticed that I had to draw water. During these five years I've practised drawing water once... original meme
/ the "before" picture in its full glory
/ the "after" picture slightly bigger
Akari Mizunashi from ARIA.
First pic drawn in Paint Shop Pro X, second pic in Photoshop