Image is blurry and has a huge watermark in the middle which defeats the purpose of comparing it to other works of yours.
From what I can see you haven't really gotten any better or worse (not that you can really be said to get better. From my point of view an artist never gets better over time, but their style changes. Take that as you will.)
I'm not sure what the other guy's problem was but clearly he was never told that art is defined as, literally, the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. It's quite obvious that you aren't even trying to be anatomically correct, so he was being kind of an ass.
So yes, dear. This does qualify as art. Unrustle your jimmies.
No tears now. Only dreams.