Anyways, I'm trying to get faster and looser at digital painting, and not get obsessively sucked into rendering something to look perfectly smooth and seamless. I'm past the point of trying to make my digital work look like "real paintings," instead I want to capitalize on the speed and versatility of digital media to create unique effects. I'm a huge fan of custom brushes, and think that when used with a normal hard round they can add a spark of individuality and contribute to the "cool" factor of a piece. I'm also trying to incorporate the energy and messiness of my drawings into my finished pieces, since I normally find myself looking from a finished piece to the sketch wondering why the heck the sketch always looks better. In this case, my painting improved on the sketch (the face, geez...) but remained true to the original sense of form and light.
Also, a massive dump full of cowboys and depressed people is on its way...I just need to get my lazy butt to a scanner.