Great job for accentuating the 5 creatures in the center of the painting. It is like the artistic spotlight is on them, but at the same time with the shadows of the leaves on them, it looks like they are actually blending into the landscape instead of standing out.
This is really gorgeous! I love the background! All that detail and richness and color... and the characters are really adorable, too. Plus the lurking monster seems really scary. I'm confused why there are shadows on the characters if there aren't shadows on the tree branch, though... but everything else is so beautiful I don't really care.
This is fantastic. At first I was charmed by the little girl and her fantasy friends, reminding me of the move 'My Neighbour Totoro'. It all looks innocent and happy and it has a feeling of springtime or a summer afternoon. After seeing all this 'happiness' I eventually freaked out when I finally saw the monster. It gives an interesting twist to all of it. Good job!
I am utterly in love with this picture. The lighting, the background, the spider-like monster in the background, the way the girl is idealistically prancing along the branch, the bird coming to see them...it is all gorgeous. I love the other characters/creatures too, especially the little blue elephant. I think it's the backpack that wins me over.