Yeah! Finally! This took me forever to finish.
I couldn't decide which idea I liked better: the girls meeting the bear, or the girls riding on his back. So I did both. I didn't want them to have the same color scheme though, mostly cuz I think I'd get bored painting (basically) the same thing twice. I loved this color pallet, even though it's nonsensical. Who cares! It feels right, that's what matters.
This painting will be on display this July at the Wonderful World of Animation, in a fairy tale themed show. Yay! I love fairy tales, I can't wait to see the rest of the work. (Their website is...well, just look at it for yourself, huh?)
I think I'm going to give both paintings a glossy finish, which I usually don't do but it seems kinda appropriate for these. Plus I understand that it enhances the color to a degree...cool! Make those reds really pop.