Thanks! I've been working on it for a while, but only a little bit at a time, until I got the composition finalized. Once I had all the major elements figured out, I started working more directly on it; I've been working relatively full-time-ish for about a week and a half, probably? I'm not sure the exact amount of time, because I'm usually working on several things at the same time
Wow, I've always viewed you as a very efficient and effective artist because I'm just amazed at how much art you can produce at this level of quality. I can't see how artists can get that fast. Do you have a tutorial online that we can check out to see how you work?
Excellent use of colours and values on this, I love to see very colourful things that do not come off eye-searing (especially since I'm irritated with people saying that you can't do colourful rainbow creatures without the saturation being to the max)!
You hear so much about the Northern Lights that I find it interesting to see a piece portraying the opposite side of the coin! This illustration is absolutely stunning, particularly the way you have achieved your values and colour intensity. I also love the graceful movement of the bears since you have also managed to portray a sense of strength, loyalty and ferocity in each of them. Bravo!