loving the feet placement in your characters. this one has a girls face, but a man's body/muscles. i was lookin at the face load and was freaked out that it was a guys body. hahaha!! you got me there!
show us your photoshop crap... i wanna see (and i'm sure later you'll want to see) your progress. because these hard times in photoshop now is your process to getting better. and maybe someone on the threads here can help you of you're lost or can't see something a certain way. ;] expand your horizons!
loving those skull studies as well. it's really great when you can start seeing in 3d, then you can move anything in your minds view and start really seeing. like you said, you're not looking at blobs of color, but thinking of the form in 3d space. cheers!!!!