Mushu is a dragon from the Disney movie, Mulan. He was made for the character contest on Bricker: bricker.ru/articles/news/contests/moc-lego-contest-16x16-... I got second place to Rhymes Shelter's beautiful Rafiki.
As for my absence for the past 5+ months, a close family member passed away and I couldn't build after that. But I'm back now and have a few creations in the works using techniques and styles I've never used before.
I've done everything I wanted to do with the techniques I've developed over the past few years. There are a few more creations I want to make using it but other than that, I'm switching to primarily system based creations. I want to see what I can do using other styles.
Mushu is the first finished build using the new set of techniques I've been working on.