it feels so familiar . . . except for the bear following passively along, of course. hehe. seriously though, this feels like home, you caught the breathless stillness of mid-winter perfectly, and the thin ice of the stream is also really cool.
Well, anytime that you can tell even a part of a story without dialogue, you should take pride in it. That's how you show your true storytelling abilities. Plus, we get to see a full, uninterrupted page of your artwork.
your art has changed so much in over a year...it's inspiring me to try out this "one year, 1 comic page a day" story idea to improve my story telling too~ hopefully i get a story going and follow your steps!
just one more month right? omg! haha congratulatioooons!