Well...it's different xD I tried to do a a mix of techniques of both the class and my own.
I'm thinking it would've helped if I didn't have a headache and had warmed up beforehand. Though I think it wouldn't have been too different. While it's a bit frustrating to like my previous version better, I think overall, things are improving. I mean, it's only two months, and all of these concepts are completely new to me. I guess I built up too high of hopes xD But I didn't want to redraw it after this one and pretend /that/ was my second one, since not only would that be lying, but you all would also lose out on seeing my struggle with art.
Baby steps. I'll get there. And this one hour painting brought me that much closer toward improvement :) Maybe I'll do another in a couple months, once I've played around with this technique more, haha.