OMG, I am loving this so hard I don't know what to do with myself. Look at all that detail in the red that you put in effect. I'd hang this on a wall in some art gallery to make you famous if I had my way about it, but seeing as I don't, I'll just have to say until you believe it that you are a fabulous, brilliant artist.
I especially love the feminine top right hand and how its rubbing from upp knuckle to the open palm against a few hundred dozen tiny red flecks. It gives emotional intensity you can't always get with faces.
You seriously need to get your work published. Because I would buy multiple copies of your books and make all my friends read them. You have a talent with words- such simple, everyday words, but when you put them together, they can become heartrending and beautiful. Also, I've been meaning to ask for ages- I can generally tell when you use ink and watercolours in your artworks, but in artworks like this one, the outline doesn't look like it's ink- what did you use for the outline here? Keep writing (and drawing!)