This is great as it is because the focus is entirely in the faces, it gives an intimate feeling, like he has discovered something so great that everything else just blurs and he starts dropping the sword. And that contrast between the vibrant reds and those greenish cold blues...
This looks amazing not clean, I think it would make it look a bit too stiff if you were to clean it up, especially with the clothes/fur and all. But Young North!! I'm planning on reading these books after I finish reading the Arabian Nights Beautifully done
Messy? I didn't think it was messy at all!! I tried finding them at Chapters, sadly, it seems that many people love those books so I'll have to try later. But I'll keep enjoying your amazing art while I'm waiting haha
I love this so much. I have so many stories that come to my head when I see this. The colors are gorgeous and everything dances in the picture. This is definitely one of my favorite pieces on dA. Great job! Keep him coming!!