This is Awesome! Not sure if intentional or not but I like how you used photography's rule of thirds giving the picture a very nice flow. My eyes start from the right and follow the branches to the left. I love the use of cool colors and how you overlayed a warm color for some of the shading and the leaves it really makes the leaves pop out even more. Good contrast while still being easy on the eyes. Great job. Keep up the good work and yes by the looks of this I would say you are improving in Sai even tho I haven't seen any of your old works lol
The contrast and the softness in this are lovely. Almost like a watercolor. It has such a tranquil feel about it, especially with the way the wind is blowing and the way Yamato's just sort of perched high in the branches at perfect ease.