Flipnastywebby--thanks so much!
Idiot Apathy--thanks. painting's what's next.
bumskee--yes, see what you are missing! Here's some more.
ashrumm--thanks, I'm glad you think so.
MindCandyMan--thanks for stopping by, Jon. I'm really excited to start painting.
nethus--probably both. A lot of the original drawing lines still show and sometimes I add some if I think they work artistically.
Chromosome--thanks, I'm glad you like the values.
n1va--thanks! Yeah, perhaps so. I have some oil sketches. Does that count?
Stark--thanks so much. Your words make me feel like it was worth it.
Dr.Satan--thanks. I'm really glad you think it was handled well.
Yumiko--thanks so much for stopping by! I'm really glad it gave you such a smile and I hope to have more.
silvestri99--thanks. Yeah, I'm really enjoying it a lot.
seth1--thank you. I'm really glad you can see the improvement.
Jake Kobrin--hahaha, your comment made me laugh! thanks so much!
PhilHolland--thanks so much. I've been enjoying your photos and trying to learn more about photography myself.
Ok, so I've started painting. These first few pics are studies I did on tracing paper. Tracing paper is a great surface to practice on. It's cheap, the oil paint doesn't soak through, and it's a really nice, smooth surface.
These were 20 min to an hour each.
This is the final piece. I think I spent three sessions on this, a few hours each session.