The contrast of the deep black shadow and the red sky is brilliant.
Sean, this one actually turned out better than I had thought it would. I was afraid it might be a little cheesy, but it really ended up being marvelously ominous and moody. Just what I had hoped for. Intriguingly enough, this was the last illustration I did in 2010, on New Year's Eve some time after dinner. It seemed a very fitting way to end the year, artistically.