My idea for this piece was just to make the character's shirt a block shape, but I thought that if I made such a strong light in the face I should at least put a bit of shadow to the shirt. I also ended up making quite a colorful background, but I'm not sure if I prefer this background or the lighter first layer of background alone.
"Flowing through a stream of old memories,
A few images captivate your mind.
They, like a lifeless tree,
Stayed rooted despite their irrelevance,
But observing these mundane scenes
Barely liminal details are revealed.
The tree that seemed to stand
By only some dried up roots
Have regained its leaves.
Those pointless recollections
Found back their hidden meaning."
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