This is one of my favorite illustrations I have done. This piece is a couple years old, and I still love revisiting it. I think you know when a painting is truly successful, is when each time you look at it, it evokes an emotion that enhances your experince with the piece. The only time this isn't true is when the emotion is to the tune of "God! I hate this piece of crap! Uhg! I want to burn it!" But even in that situation, I just toss it aside and hide it in the closet somewhere.