it's supposed to be bright and the hearts are supposed to be barely visible. if i didn't make the pink such a light color, the contrast with the black and red vs. the pink and white would be a lot less interesting since there would be so much color to look at and there would be too many points to focus on. i didn't intend for anyone to focus on the pink, but rather the claws and the blood which is exactly why i made everything really bright. it's merely a bonus to tilt the screen and see the extra stuff i did, i.e. details in the pigtails and the hearts in the background. the hearts were mainly to fill in the empty space i had since i didn't like it to just be plain.
also the avatar is extremely bright to begin with and i only made minor changes, i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss…
with a decision to not shade the white because it would clash with the simple nature of the drawing
a final few points, i try to not make my signature apparent in pretty much everything i draw, if it's not very small then it's to blend in with the background.
thank you for your comment regardless and i'm sorry you didn't like this piece as much as you have others. i noticed you tend to not like my brighter drawings, but in situations like this, it's intended to be bright and the amount of contrast is supposed to be between the black/red and the pink/white, not just the pink and white.