Woo! I'm very pleased to say that one of my pieces was accepted into the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition, and I won an award! I'm very grateful for the instruction at SJSU and the generous feedback from my friends in the process.
Here's the piece in question, from my "Decameron / Leonardo World" project, entitled, "City Escape."
Depending on the color and brightness of your screen you may or may not see some of the changes made to the earlier version, or the correct palette overall. Thankfully, I made sure they showed up in the print. I also figured out what was happening on the right side of the piece and added some tightness where I thought it was needed overall. Neato!