In this piece, I am doing more studies on value and tone. That will also give me a better understanding of foreground, middle ground, and background. I did a simple Gaussian blur on the landscape to see how that would work. It's cool for starters, but I would need to add more to it. I also found out that putting effects on vector art doesn't always work well. Illustrator can do it, but you'll run into issues trying to open the file in a different version of illustrator. I think that Photoshop will work better for raster effects.
The shot at the bottom shows the color version of Tinker Bell. I like the vector art. I will probably try working raster next time though.