So sorry for this incredibly late response! Your comment is so sweet and I can totally relate. I had the same experience watching it again as an adult. I didn't know it was Disney's favorite too, but it makes so much sense! I think everyone should experience watching it again- truly magical!
So yeah, really wonderful art, I'm enjoying it tremendously, thank you for sharing it with us. And I know it may come as a blasphemy, no offence intended, but I enjoyed your work here and how those backgrounds looked in the finished animation way more than the original concept pieces of Mr. Wong. However that's just my preference because I like chiaroscuro, painterly works, instead of Chinese calligraphy-inspired works, all fuzzy and ethereal.
Thank you for such an in-depth and lovely comment- and I apologize for my late response. I so appreciate you commenting about specific aspects you like. This one is very special to me and I'm thrilled people are connecting to it too.
I'm honored you even prefer it over Wong's concept sketches 😳 That's quite a compliment for you to say!! This was so sweet to read, thank you again 💗
My pleasure entirely, and please no worries, real life comes first. As for my comment sure it's my subjective opinion based on preference for classical European art styles, but still I believe anyone can feel the emotions transmitted by your piece. So thank you for giving me such a wonderful treat and inspiration 🤗
Thank you so much, that means a lot! 🙏
I know 🙁 I'm just glad he was alive to see his work rightfully recognized. I wish I could have known about him when he was living. It would have been such an honor to meet him.
I was browsing the 'recommended for you' tab for the #showyourheart event, and the algorithm obviously gets something right, because this is amazing.
I often get too caught up in working the details of my backgrounds, so this kind of work, where the space and atmosphere are made by composition and color values always gets me.
Thank you so much for such lovely feedback! I haven't paid much attention to the recommended for you tab, but maybe I should because people keep finding this piece today 😄 I truly appreciate your kind words, thank you for sharing them with me 💗