While another project I had planned for this challenge is still in the WIP list and thus didn't make it for the deadline of the challenge, the Halla painting was finished just in time:
I hadn't painted in a long time before this. Compared to some of my earlier work, this is not great: the right-side horn is significantly darker than the left; the muzzle is crooked/oddly shaped; the lighting isn't fantastic. However, it was great to get back to painting after all this time. It has really wet my appetite for more. I gave up painting for a while because I didn't know what to do with all the paintings I finished. This taught me that it's not necessarily about that: it's about the joy I experience making it.