I was just pleased with the simple way this image turned out.
I like how the brush stokes on Burnie flowed. Being a simple character with fun expressiveness helped.
The giant fish came out all the better thanks to my coworker, Hamzah Kasom's tutorial on fish anatomy. The colors, the expressions, the composition, the simplicity; it all just worked out and made me happy.
Why would Burnie be stuck to a fish hook? You make up the story.