Past Piece, Candle: [link]
Present Piece, Candle III: [link]
14 months ago, during the Summer of 2011. I drew a panel in a Sci-Fi comic I was working on. Everyone who read the comic loved the Candle; it stood out. So I decided to see how well it did as a lone piece. I uploaded it to DA and in no time at all it became my most popular piece. As of writing this, it still is.
I have tried before to improve upon it, but it just has a pinch of uniqueness which is very difficult to either improve upon or replicate.
Unlike Candle II: [link]
(which went for a more realistic approach), I revisited the original piece, and drew very similar colours from it.
Even though it's been a year since the original piece, and in that time I have learned a great deal about Illustration through University, I still feel that the original remains better, even though this new version is more realistic. This, Candle III, would certainly feel at home in any one of my current comics.