Anne Bush, who paints HB-style bg's herself.
She gave me such great advise, tips and feedback! I started to aply some of the feedback, but the more I changed the bg, the more I realised I'd better redraw it haha.
Call me nuts, call me insane, but I did it! And... I'm SO HAPPY! It's not finished yet, but it's not going to take me weeks again ;) just a couple of hours and I'm finished with bg #1, hooray!