Hopefully I did everything right! This thread was quite intimidating to me to be honest. It took about five minutes for my desire to make this better to overpower that instant turn-and-run feeling.
This painting is done in acrylics and watercolor, and is on a smooth finish poster board. The base was done with my fingers and I've been adding the details with brushes.
The painting itself is a sort of representation of a certain kind of insanity described in a poem I wrote.
At this point however, Im not sure what to do next. Critique/suggestions would be incredibly awesome.
That was actually intentional and is mentioned in the written piece. I'm glad that made it across. I suppose I could use more sanguine colors, maybe some maroon or purple? I could definitely increase the value range that way and give it more depth. It's kinda flat at the moment.