Make a friend on Discord. Friend dabbles in digital artwork, trying to improve his skills. Friend spontaneously decides to use my Boop sketch as a base to practice on. Lineart becomes flat colors, which finally becomes a subtly shaded image.
And it is awesome.
Seeing one of my sketches brought to life in color has made me so happy right now.
Unfortunately, he does not have a DeviantArt account, so I'm posting it here so others can enjoy it.
Here's a link to his Tumblr: axipixel.tumblr.com/
Not much yet, but it seems like my appreciation for his work has given him a big confidence boost in his artistic skills.
Anyways, thank you Axipixel and good luck on future art!
Original sketch is by me. Lineart, coloring, and shading by Axipixel.