Both pieces are in paint so it makes it easier to compare. The unicorn one was with a Q-Tip and the cat one was with a brush. I struggle with acrylic paint in general but the unicorn was just bad. I learned I should just let the kindergarteners handle the Q-Tip art. I also struggle with trying not to rage with paints. I'd always find a butt load of mistakes on my paints so I would just give up on trying to fix them because it causes bigger problems. I would probably never do painting by choice.
2) My strengths would be cartoonish anime style in traditional styles and my weaknesses would probably be realism. All I can do to keep improving would be to keep practicing and maybe watch some youtube videos or something to help me keep the boat moving.