awww thank you! yeah im really surprised how well the composition turned out....but i still need to work at the who water color thing...but im glad you like how i did it..at first i was afraid that by out lining it, it would give it that paint by number look....but it seems it didnt!!
If the colors were completely solid it might pickup the paint by numbers look, but the variance in how the tones are laid down imitates a look of specularity and changes in light, especially in the tails. The variance also gives a soft and almost silky texture to the piece.
That is truly gorgeous. I love the fading colour, and the composition is excellent, you're quite right. The middle might be just a teeny dark, you're right, but you could change that by darkening up one corner maybe, or doing a little judicious touching-up in Photoshop.
Thank you!!! But I wish the background would have came out better. I think it looks a little too dark in the middle. But overall I'm really happy with it and I'm glad you like it, it means a lot to me.