Your mindset can make or break you. If you believe something to be bad, then it will simply be bad. However, if you make a point of looking for the light amidst the darkness, it can turn your whole world into one filled with beauty.
Is it okay if I use your art as an illustration for a story and post it on here? I would credit it to you of course. I would also really like to know how you make the reflected light look soooooo shiny. Thanks!
Go right ahead man! About the reflected light, use really high values (close to white rather than black) combined with a hue shift. Here’s a visual: