Wow! Just the sheer creativity and emotion in this single piece is astounding! The colors merge beautifully, and I must say from looking at many other pieces you've done, you have a great sense of unity, color, and creativity. Your idea is original and there is a plethora of themes and emotion to admire! My only gripes are that the image seems a bit chaotic as you scan the top, and you lose sense of what is being portrayed. Also, your lines seemed a bit too thick at times, but know that I am just being picky with these criticisms, for you certainly have amazing artistic talent. Overall, it is a wonderful piece that deserves a lot more attention than it is getting. On top of that, the fact that this is a gift is even more surprising and pleasing to hear, because it is an amazing painting that anyone would be humbled by. I am sure he is amazed with the work you've created!
thank you so much for such encouraging words!
my friend did seem to genuinely love it, and when his best friend saw it, he seemed quite amazed too. it was a great feeling.