I’ve picked up a lot of skills in the last few months and created this as a new benchmark. I’m very pleased with the outcome and I was particularly happy with the ending fade out. Of all my new knowledge and experience I’d say that picking up courses on compositing has made the most difference in improving the quality of my work.
Software: Blender 2.79.6
Also I’d like to credit ChameleonScales for sharing this method of image posting, it’s fantastic!