Maybe I'll return to this again at some point to finish it, but I just lost the love. I wanted to create a 'concept art' style piece, mainly to bulk out my portfolio and also to apply what I've been learning recently to an imagined piece. Problem was, I had no concept to work to. I dragged something up from some old notebooks and settled on this.
Then there was the illustrative style I started working to and the fact that I had no deadline. Because I could work endlessly, I really started labouring over it and was determined to complete it in one consistent style that I'm currently inspired by. If I had been on a paid project I'd wrap it up quickly in whatever way got it done, and that would be the style.
As I say, I may return to this but for now it's just stuck in limbo.