I honestly can’t thank you guys enough. The sheer amount of replies to this thread is really bowling me over every time I actually think about it- I’ve never, ever received such overwhelming response for an image before: it’s been greatly helpful. For those who want to see a bigger version, one should pop up in the regular gallery later on as I’ve submitted it, that one’s about 1600 pixels tall, bigger than the one I’ve submitted here, at least :]
Also, thanks to some of you for making me laugh and smile, I always get post-creative depression when I finish a piece of art, and it’s been extra bad this time around… so it’s helped. Anyway, big, big, big hugs and a bowlful of thanks. My apologies for not responding to every individual comment in this thread but there’s just not been time for it. I promise I will respond to all the comments in the regular gallery thread, though, I always do that.
Anyway, thanks for the good-luck-wishes, and best of luck to those of you who are part of the competition as well.