Matte shots are so great, I've even experimented with a 2.5 D matte where you place your painting over simple geometry., even a photogragh, so fun. I love editing too as well as special make-up effect, which I did right after high school. Sculpting monsters was a lot of fun, now it's all digital. Anyway, thanks again for dropping a note A.
Nicely done ART. I would possibly scale it down, it's hard to see in the big view, maybe make it 1280x ???. Something easier to view. Pretty darn good for your first go around. I might tone down the color of the sky a little, maybe mute it a little. Love the orb.