amazing shading...i like how you played with light and shadow....love the texture...its a really impressive job making it done 1.5 hrs....i do have an habbit of overdetailing my work..and never get satisfied with it...so my time just get longer... tho i mostly work on portrait and such...but i do like to getinto landscapes...but to achieve something as good as yours..will take m years....loll....but definitely its an awesome work...keep it up my friend
Personally I like to stop at around 2hours, but time you spent on a piece really doesn't matter all that much. Sometimes I do find myself painting over things for hours. Over detailing is definitely a problem sometimes, and there isn't really a rule for it, not that I know of.
Reminds me of the Jungle Book (the old Disney film). I'm not quite sure why. Maybe the mix of earthy colors, with the sun just barely brushing past the trees to light the forest. God, I love this so much! New wallpaper, heck yeah!
You probably don't want to hear the words of a photographer (who can't draw ), but this is incredible!! I wish I can go through my computer screen and take a walk! It looks so life-like! I'm speechless! Awesome job!