I've learned (or learned again) a few things with the last painting. Namely that I really tend to focus on detailling too soon, which can happen, and ought not ignore some principles when composing the shot. For instance I went from a fairly likely thumbnail to a very rigid composition. It went better after tedious work, still feel a bit less fluid than something made in on quick stroke.
One thing I should be wary of is perspective. It's dangerous to ignore it, but it can easily lead to boring composition, as my first attempt at doing the temple ended.
That said, I think I'll go for some speed painting for the next sceneries, to build up some confidence. One forgotten aspect of these illustrations is that the more work poured into one deviation, the more weight I put into its reception with predictable results... I've been thinking about an absurdly detailed jungle/forest shot for some time, but this wont happen before some warming up.
Maybe I'll pick some of those qu