I don't exactly know why I decided to color it. It wasn't a profound desire to see this piece in color. It was a lacksadaisical decision: "Well, I haven't colored anything in a long time, this piece is better than anything else I've done lately. And I don't feel like writing so I may as well paint."
I colored it digitally, and can consider that part of my ongoing mission to justify having purchased a tablet two or three years ago.
You can click on the image to get an even bigger version.
I put a fair bit of work into this, and I can still name dozens of things that I don't like and think "I really ought to fix that". Then again, so what else is new? Lacksadaisical motivation only carries me so far, so I'm declaring it done and kicking it out the door. Besides, I almost feel like writing again.
One of my New Year's resolutions was to do four finished pieces of art. I had pictures of this sort in mind when I made that resolution. I think so far this is the first I've done this year.
So, um. I may be doing some more pieces soon.