As beautiful as always... The light, the shades, the colors, the anatomy and proportions. Even the background. Everything looks perfect within this composition. I could look at your art forever without getting bored. Like Navi-Dash, I hope 2013 will be better than just "okay" for you. Oh, and enjoy your premium membership thingy. You could decorate your frontpage or something, I guess. Whatever it is people do with it.
It varies all the time, mostly because I end up changing everything. Sometimes I sketch something out then don't touch it at all for a couple days either because I'm lazy or it just wasn't what I had in mind. But when I get to working on something, then 3 to 6 hours (depending on how distracted I get with music and such lol).
Now that I mention it, my original idea for this involved plants/ivy/more small trees, but I got lazy and went with something simpler. xD
I do the same. I sketch something and end up deleting it or finishing it later...much later. And is your art inspired by Crooked Trees ? I just loooove grimdark stuff he is probably the best artist I have seen, but I don't get why his accounts went "dead". This is supposed to be something new, I think: [link] Anyway, your art reminded me of his so I instantly clicked "watch" XD