Buckster: cheers dude, im still strugglin to think of new chars to do for some more 3d folio stuff
gtgauvin: nice to see you back here. Thanks for your thoughts on my painting stuff and glad you like those particular ones. Still pluggin along with it
Ignominious: thanks man
bumskee: cheers for dropping by my thread man, you're still my number one source of inspiration to keep doing what i'm doing
thanks for all the replies peeps, and zomgwtf is up with the stars!!!??? (i'll try and actually push myself to deserve them a little more, i still suck somethin fierce )
kind of a mini update, still can't paint my way out of a paper bag but i guess i'll keep trying. The darker, nicer looking one was done building up from my darkest darks first which i'm finding much easier than trying to start with mid-tones as i've seen people do many a time (i can never get the darks in there for some reason). And there's some injured civies for a would be game project. Got the idea off of this sweet thread from prom 'link'.
I really gotta do more 3d stuff as well, as i think i stand a slightly better chance getting into the games industry as a modeller/animator rather than a 2d artist right now (at any level). Still got a year of uni to get through though.
ps: i'm heading up to sydney for a week at the end of january for a short course at julian ashton. Taking fundamentals of life drawing with David Briggs, so i'm really looking forward to it