Thanks Nyrryl, Heather, and Carlianne! I really appreciate you taking the time to give me feedback. Your points about older kids are really helpful. I'm currently exploring my subject matter as well as my style, and it seems the two are closely related. Seems I have more work to do - externally through market research and the dream portfolio assignment, and internally through further experiments to potentially merge the line art and painted styles into a happy medium. thanks again!