I should be working on other projects and works of art but I've been thinking about the plot a fantasy story (it includes the immortal witch) that I've been creating for some time now. Last night, I just had to illustrate a scene from it. Here, the wizard is about to use the beads to track her down and gazes at their strange colors for a moment.
I wanted to use sunny, dramatic lighting and brighter colors than what I'm comfortable with for the sake of experimentation, but I don't know if I succeeded or if it's just too bright and yellow and absolutely horrid. I guess you can be the judge of that (let me know!).