So this year I'm making a conscious effort to bring more painterly textures into my work, and I'm trying to paint more test pieces, and do more sketches and expand my eye and skill set beyond my painting style to hopefully, both evolve and grow as an artist.
With that in mind I'm trying to take more time out to create more pieces for Illustration Friday, which I did a little last year, but hope to utilise far more this year. It's a great exercise to test out new techniques and think about themes and subjects that you wouldn't ordinarily paint.
This little guy was part of that effort. He's rough and ready but I thing I made a step in the right direction.