And into my portfolio it goes. Not perfect, but it's finished and I'm pleased with the stick-to-itiveness I showed in doing this massive work. Those stars were tedious!
My biggest artistic influence on this was a Japanese movie poster painter. I have no idea what this person's name is, but I got to see some original paintings on exhibition and was struck by how "painterly" they were, with visible brushstrokes and a lot of vigor. I aspire to be that good one day.