Ryn - so sad to hear you're not arriving at RSAD. but gratz to ya anyway. in terms of value, I've been doing those b/w ones with a REALLY REALLY static value palette and then just laying over them with a levels adjust and then continuing to paint, so it works out and I'm not overnoodling. As for that dude, it was just a doodle ,o_o, but I guess I see what you mean.
Craig - Thanks for the poetic response! I guess I could work more on that piece, but I wisht to leave it behind ,o_o,
Voetsek - Thanks dude.
So I figured it'd be about time I posted some stuff from my actual sketchbook instead of digital shits - so I took the time to scan some stuff. The last few pictures are a final boss project I'm doing for concept, plus some detail shots. I realize already that the ground has to be darker. Also - I have four stars! I rock.