1st try felt too artificial. 2nd try felt better, and I felt done. Looked back at the pencil layer and liked it a lot more. My last attempt, I tried to emulate the lighting scenario from the pencil stage. Less dynamic/dramatic, more true to the moment.
Tellurion is an ongoing personal project, a visual story, created and released sequentially. If you'd like to read the story-thus-far, start here: http://tellurion.ca/