Yep. The handsome Mr Jackalope was in fact a remake of one of my oldest drawings posted here on dA.
It's been 4 years and I've learned A LOT. And honestly? I've learned most of it by watching much better artists than me here on dA.
I got better not only in terms of technique but also in how I look at the world, how I form and execute my ideas, and how I keep aiming higher to get better. There's still a long way ahead of me, but I'm not going to give up.
Beware all you super-cool ultra-drawing people on dA! I'm going to reach your level one day!