Late last night I took a look at this piece compared to my past pieces and tried to figure out its shortcomings. What I realized was that I was being way too heavy handed with the color. I went back and went with a feather-light touch instead, and the result blows all the previous tries out of the water. I think I've learned too that I like the thin sketch lines over the thicker ink lines. Still have to decide which one I want to go with, though I'm so happy with how the color is turning out that it's not much of an issue for me either way.