This digital painting started out as a "sketch" of just the
old man with horns.
I worked forever to paint him and then settle on a background — and tried a LOT of different elements behind him.
Finally — I focussed in on just the stained glass, which I had painted but originally had way further back — but when I brought that forward it felt right.
In no time, I added the candle and then the hand and felt the image was complete.