See the preliminary sketch here: [link]
(Original) background I created tonight, going for a more graphic painterly approach, sort of what you might see in animation backgrounds for television. (I have a shot at a job if I can show I got the chops -- so I'm trying to create work outside of my usual style.) I applied a lot of what I learned here from my Samurai Jack background study here: [link]
This was honestly a lot of fun to do. I like doing all of my other usual work, but there was something about this that was actually entertaining as I got into it.
Critiques enabled well, cuz I'm interested in what you think!
Photoshop CS5, my brush set, something like 4-5 hours.