I very much like the subject matter focus that you have in your art and how you balance it visually. Colour-wise, I am drawn into the negative space. Black--the absence of colour--becomes one of the most striking aspects of the work, particularly in contrast to the young woman's white skin. All of the other colours seem to drift into black. The greens are never really greens. The blues never really blues. Other than black and white, everything else appears to be a 'half colour'. The human/animal factor is peaceful. The flowers are riotous. The tree bark, rock moss and bare trees are sickly but alive. Your strong black lines (with white halo) leave no mistake as to what we are looking at, which I appreciate. You maintain more ambiguity with your colours. Given that you seem to really like to flesh out detail in your illustration, I wonder how you felt about having so much plain black in your stream. I wonder if it took you out of your comfort zone or whether you felt some defiant thrill. Nonetheless, it is effective.