"... I've missed you, my lord."
To me, the relationship between Liu Bei and Zhuge Liang is one of the most moving and tragic in Three Kingdoms 2010. Watching Zhuge Liang dedicating his life to fulfilling Liu Bei's last wishes, even as his old comrades died one after another and left him alone to carry on the fight, was heartbreaking; that I already knew he would ultimately fail didn't help either.
As such, this picture and scenario is my way of providing a happier final chapter to their story. Zhuge Liang finally reunites with Liu Bei after his death, at his thatched cottage in Longzhong, which he had sworn to return to upon reuniting China but was never able to in life. (This is essentially the culmination of a long fanfiction I will never actually finish - or start - writing, because I know by now how good I am at finishing fics.)
On the technical side, I also wanted to experiment more with coloring. Thanks mostly to purplekecleon's tutorials on color theory, which showed me how badly I was failing at everything before, this was actually fairly successful. I'm surprised by how well the figures turned out, and even the background isn't bad. Composition and my grasp of anatomy were less successful, but I've basically given up on the former, and I'm working on the latter. In general, despite quite a few flaws, I'm actually proud of this piece.