Ok. So I know a lot of the things I have been posting don't look anything like this, but that is because I'm using a lot of layers for the "final look", which is taking me forever btw. I hand painted the background on wood, but I think it was a bad idea because I didn't get the texture I was looking for and I feel like it looks a bit weird. But hopefully I'll be able to fix it soon.
I just hope I can finish it in 8 weeks.