Thanks Zipfelzeus and Little Maiden!
For me, traditional media is so rewarding because for the most part, each mark you make is permanent and will effect the entire piece. It's profound and it also forces you to really focus on what you're doing. That being said, yes, it can be very messy and clean up can be a pain but if you ever get the chance I think you should try it. you may just like it.
anyway, finished Jean Reno piece. Going to go back to my studies this week and will also probably do some doodles which I haven't done in a while.