I'm glad everyone likes it so much! Anyway, I slept terribly
last night since my mind was active with eagerness to work on this painting more, so I just spent seven hours lying fully conscious in bed with my eyes closed... I had a bit of a slow start this morning, but now I'm making decent progress again.
Leaves! And more refined rocks! Rocks rocks rocks, I'm so tired of painting blasted rocks!
I've finally started using more than one layer though! Because I was really unsure about whether the trees would come out looking okay or not, so in the event that I didn't and wanted to try again, I created new layers for those. And another new layer for the glowy effects around the lanterns. I'd normally probably want to have things like flowers, the sky, the creature, etc. all on separate layers, but I didn't think I'd actually get very far with this and it also feels faster and less confusing not having to worry about switching between layers to make sure I'm drawing on the right one!