Here's a work-in-progress shot of an illustration I'm working on. Happy with it so far. I already feel like this is on an upward track just because I feel less stressed. It used to be that I would paint a scene like this all in one scale of values and then I would add a layer to try to give that faded effect on the right from light pouring in. It was about being safe and not knowing how to gradually shift my value range. I've had a couple of projects lately where basically from the moment I begin work I've been given a file with 10 layers on it so the change may just be a backlash from having had to work with so many layers on those projects.