I really liked making this piece. It's fun to get lost in the details of the setting to really tell the story of the people inside the picture! I also sometimes like to make up names for the different people and animals in my illustrations. It makes it more personal somehow, as if I could get to know them someday, even just as fictional characters in a story!
People that I've shown this piece to have had their own opinions on whether they liked the ink drawing versus the colored version. I will put them both up here!