Working simultaneously on color versions of this, One Tough Cookie, and the tiger piece. It's proving to be pretty difficult. I'm pretty effing rusty with color these days. It's frustrating. I need to get a grip. : (
Lately I've been geeking out about different pen & ink artists (and a few engraving/woodcut-type folks as well) that have been faves of mine for a long time, like Charles Robinson, Gustave Dore, Barry Windsor-Smith, Bernie Wrightson, and Charles Vess. One of the things that vexes me about my own work is that I'd like to be good enough at pen & ink that I accept it as my main act, BUT I feel like you have to be a virtuoso (like the aforementioned) to make ink really work for you. I want to look at one of my ink drawings and think, "This is just as good as a painting." So far, not yet.