@withlinesofink Thanks. I haven't painted in a long time and I actually feel like this piece isn't as good as ones I did a couple years ago. I couldn't get past the "dodge and burn" look. I don't actually use those tools, but what I did try had the same effect. yuck My shadows are far too dark, huh? I will try again for the 'Independent' theme.
More sketches I've done are also on my Tumblr blog: https://thimblefolio.tumblr.com/
I want to get doing mini daily goal assignments toward little story based projects next. I was watching a video I bought on Gumroad from Titus Lunter on getting into the flow yesterday and I realize I need to just focus on one project for a bit but break it up into manageable chunks so I don't get overwhelmed by the scope in my head.