Thanks everyone for Stopping by and offering your comments. I'll try to post up some more work soon.
alexrockclimber: Hey man, I've tried contacting them but I haven't met with much success. I think that they are only now publishing anthologies of previous stories. I don't think that they are creating new ones but I could be wrong. With all this conflict going on in the world, they must have a bunch of material that they can work with.
So I finally got off my duff and into the digital painting game. The following posts are my first serious attempts at digital painting etc. Mostly what we have are studies as I try to figure out my process. Please feel free to crit me and fire off some pointers on how I can improve. Right now I'm struggling with getting he right feel for drawing and blending tone. So far i've stuck to the charcoal Brush in Painter and seem to have the most success there.
Not too much for today.
I decided to tackle an exercise in " Practical Guide to Painting" that I had laying around for a gouache study of a Bird. I made it to Step 3 and then went off on my own tangent but I did bring it back to the look in the book at the end by adjusting the levels for that very saturated graphic look.
Additionally, I made up an animated Gif to demonstrate my process.
It seems that this Riley Method of drawing has really Struck a cord with me. I just can't start my day with out banging off 1 or two quick portraits to warm up. I've got a whole page of RM scans in this upload as well as a fair amount of other images and studies. I may not post often but when I do, i post up a ton!