I did almost no art this year, but I learned a very important lesson. I was soooo proud of that elf picture there in the middle - I even got my first DD! But I'd lost the information on who owned the reference picture I was working with - and posted it anyway. Keep in mind that the description clearly stated "if you know who created the original photo, please let me know so I can post proper credit!" Eventually the photographer came forward (with a harassing note) and I posted the proper credit, but it was too late, an hour later, my Daily Deviation was stripped. Pissed, I asked them to close my account (you couldnt do it manually those days, you had to ask them to ban your account), and I left DeviantArt. Because of that incident, I now make sure that I save all references I use with the username of the owner attached so that I know who to credit - I won't be making that mistake again! I still love that picture though T_T wish I could post it as more than a thumbnail.