I realized I need to practice more (as usual). So this year, figure drawing as much as I can, as well as color speed painting of environment. As my inspiring concept artist friends keep saying, always work on basics.
you can see my struggle trying the right brush for quick sketching.
finally got the right one for reasonable speed. (all 1 to 2 min from photo ref)
and I got more comfortable. newly found tip: start from nose.
I want to paint more dragons for client work, and I realized I suck at rendering scales and lizard anatomy. poop.
I will be better eventually.
I got more analog drawings but I'm too lazy to scan them in. I'd rather practice if i got that time. :P grrr I'm getting old, and there so many younger dudes much better than me already... sigh.