So I ended up showing the previous piece to Cavi and Raggon, who drew the idea originally. Raggon liked it so much, that he commissioned something similar for himself, but with a more exciting end, shall we say.
It took a lot of revision to get this piece to where I was happy with it, I gotta say. The first draft felt a lot more rough than usual, and I can't really say why I struggled with it so much. But I got it to a place that I liked, and Raggon was happy with it too, so it's all good I suppose!
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