It took three months for me to finish this.
Many times, I thought I was finished... but it just didn't feel right. And I'm absolutely positive some of you have felt that way before, when something looks like its done but you feel there's more that can be done to make it better.
So, I kept editing it... and touching up silly things, and adding more detail and little hints of color. Quite a few times, I made it worse... but somehow, it wouldn't be quite as "finished" as it is now without those minor and drastic changes, good or bad.
And I still feel it could be better.
I've been waiting to start a project like this for a long time, something that starts in charcoal and ends in watercolors over a long period of time and with much effort.
A lot of thought was put into this, a lot of mistakes and a lot of emotion. I hope when viewing this piece you can feel what I'm trying to portray.
Edit: Thank you all so much for being so kind!