I realized that 10 years ago I had started work on the Supergirls series. I figured watchers, followers and the like would enjoy seeing the progression in my art since then.
The first Supergirl (which I loved at the time) was slightly off-model, had a bit too long a torso and although her face was unique, I used far too much of the original model in the piece and didn't translate it as well as I'd have liked. Back in 2005 I was trying to merge the design of comics with realism. Although that is definitely still a part of the process with these pieces, I've learned to be a lot more detail oriented with the shading and hair, add in a lot more elements of my own creation, re-pose the scene as necessary and be far more dynamic than just a simple pose straight-on.
The great thing about art is how much we learn from it at our own pace. I look at these two images side by side and it's obvious where the evolution comes from. I've had a great deal of influence from not just images and my own drive to be the best I can be, but it's really been other artists that have driven me to produce not only more work but the best work I can possibly deliver.
As a side note, back in 2005 I was only drawing part-time, wasn't selling anywhere and was working full-time at a bank. If only I could go back in time and tell 2005 Adam he'd end up being a professional artist...he'd probably just be happy to know he wasn't going to spend 10 more years working for a financial institution.