So I decided to try painting a new version of my older picture [link]
which is a little over a year old (and my first pony-related work).
Though I'll argue my rendering skills have improved, I felt less able to create a landscape as surreal and crazy as the original one and it eventually went towards a more dark and mountainous look. Still not sure if I actually 'like' it that way, but I decided to just declare it finished than torture myself with it for another week.
CS4 ~ ??? hours.