Arrggh! So many layers and layer effects!!
Anyways. I bring you this.
This was one of those rare cases where a sketch I made was used as the final draft. Now, this is after a TON of cleaning and editing and I still could have done a better job -- the scan I worked with was really tiny, but only because I had trouble redrawing it to the same "effect" I pulled off in the sketch, so decided to work with it.
TIME: 15 hours?
Hardest part: Settling on the colour of the piece -- I wanted night, but still colourful
Best part: making it "glow"
May still make changes....zzzzz
EDIT: Made Changes. REDUX.
here for the detail (i.e.; blown up version)
EDIT 2: A big thanks to UK's NEO Magazine for allowing me a page in their issue 101 "Tales of" feature.
I was so damn happy about it!