Lol, at that time I was still kind of drawing regularly, so it was just practice that made it quick. What you talking about doing something near this, i think you can do this and do a better job coloring it. I l just took a peek at your gallery, your coloring is so smooth, the transition from dark to light is so masterful and you have great contrast balance. I can tell you took great care and time in your drawings. How much time it takes someone to do artwork doesn't really matter, it is not a race, as long as they feel proud that they did it to their best abilities...unless your job involves drawing and being paid by the hour, in that case it is better to be quick XD. Omg I talk too much sorry!
I was having the same decision problem, so I know what you mean. It is totally worth it to enter! Yours is nice and unique... that helps! I've been scrolling through the entries for an hour trying to think of something I can do that nobody else has done. Tough to do.