LOL!! Kevin, of course I love it! I never would have thought underneath that cute California smile of yours was a harsh, self-critic.
But to be really honest, this is where I feel your true talent lies. Nothing against any of your cosplay photos, but I truly believe this is where your skill is.
You have the skills, knowledge and imagination, coupled with your love of gaming to hone your skills to another level. Add your dream job of being an environmental artist into the mix, and that is something I would love to see just as much your fanart.
You have an Aussie girl in your corner supporting you, and that is something I don't dish out lightly on DA.
But your skills with CGI fanart is something I highly respect, and for that, my respect and support is something you have earned!
I totally agree with you there, constructive criticism is always a good kick up the bum to improve.
It's nice to know that you take my comments and support to heart. That to me, is something that I appreciate. That I am able to say something that will give a person encouragement to keep going.
I'm glad you've noticed that trait about us Aussie's. That we're honest, strong-willed and loyal. Traits that I have noticed through your work since getting to know you. I would much rather be an honest DA friend to you than waste my time being a fake. And honesty is something you will always get from me. I play with a straight bat and don't mince words. It doesn't hurt too that you're a sports "tragic", lol! (Be rest assured, that to be called a tragic in my country just means that you're a diehard, obsessive fan. It gets worn like a badge of honour here!)
By the way, I had a glance at the website of your other works, for something that hasn't been updated in a long while, your environment art is still really good.