Getting back to it between classes, just a couple of studies. Trying something I saw in one of James Gurney's books, to simplify to just black & white (yellowish). Since I enjoyed these, expect more later when I'm looking for something to do instead of Color Theory.
I bought a couple of water brush pens to do some traditional versions of these with ink in my sketchbooks. Halfway just to start prepping for Illustration 1. That's right, three months in advance. Watch yourselves.
Edit: This would be the exercise I was mentioning. Apparently I'm cheating, oops.