Finding himself alone in the frontier at night, the dirt underfoot cracked from baking all day in the harsh western sun, the cowboy suddenly realized how alone he really was. He knew the outlaw was out there, somewhere in the darkness. He could almost feel the crosshairs honing in on his lantern's light...
I had fun working on this ... kept it to 16 colors (unusual for me!). I wanted to add some details but everything I tried took away the sense of isolation. Sometimes less is more?
EDIT: did a quick palette update to make the dirt more dirt-like (old version was more blue (I left it in the preview))