Post updated on 11.16.15
This is a new portfolio piece I've just finished. I used this month's SVS 3rd Thursday Critiques prompt:
"As Charly walked deeper into the forest, he heard singing and dancing. He peeked out from behind a huge tree and saw..."
I began with a detailed under-drawing:
And then I colored the piece digitally. I first tried out this (unfinished) daylight scene before switching gears and settling on the night scene:
Which direction do you prefer?
Update: Turns out I won the challenge by SVS and so I was thrilled to receive an online critique of the piece, which can be viewed here, along with critiques of the two other winners' pieces:
I then tweaked my piece, and here is the result. I'm much happier with it now!