I have gone dark for the past two or three weeks on journal entires and submissions because I wanted to wait until the two commissions of my OC was done. It was worth the wait.
Apparently, these were done by two different artists. That was quite obvious already, and while I really liked the former a little better than the latter (no offense
but that smile really killed me and my OC's personality), what I really liked about these two images together is how much they contrast with each other. One depicts a violent duel, and the colors themselves make it dark, aggressive, foreboding, and heart-pounding. The other image looks more up-beat, I daresay even whimsical, and the soft colors give off a warm yet joyful and adventurous feeling.