Whew, this one sure took a while but I finally finished another personal illustration!
With each painting I'm starting to get a better grasp on how to transition from the rough and line to value and color (competition is somewhere in there as well but as you can see I'm still struggling with understanding it completely).
I can't say I'm happy with the image itself, since I'm beginning to realize just how much my work needs to incorporate proper story and design to really sell itself. There's so many artists out there that paint so loosely and fast then nail the composition/story that they make anything I do no matter how much i render look horrible. Must strive to get better!