Holy hell. I'm not sure I've spent so much time on one piece since this one:
Not that I was logging the hours this time. It's been off and on for something like two weeks, I think.
Anyway, I'm actually very happy with this! That hand and arm may be the best coloring/shading job I've ever done and possibly ever will do, because I'm not sure I can make myself sit down and work so doggedly on a thing like this again. At least I've proven to myself that practice does yield results.