I decided to scan in some of my animation that I've cleaned up already to play around with colors, and methods of painting the effects for this shot. I'm pretty pleased with this scene so far, I think the line tests are showing something promising, with a little more work it will get there. I really like the red one, specifically since in the film the actual colors will be so different, and as always I love deep turquoises with yellows. There are five main beams of light, some with as many as 3 layers of animation. Not all are painted in the concept paintings.
Oh here's a line test of my animation, it's not final yet. I'm planning on more inbetweens, to smooth out some of the jerkier streams of light, and maybe complete revision of the one in bottom right hand corner. Any other suggestions to improve on it?