I haven't updated in over a week so I've got quite a bit to share with you all.
I made a new avatar with my character, Origen. I figured I should make something intentional as an avatar instead of cropping a picture that wasn't meant to be one. I'm not
100% satisfied but it'll work for the time being.
There are two different versions since I decided to mess around with color choices and some other small details.
On a another note, I started working in a different method to help me figure out how to make my images more narrative and dynamic. A lot of these ideas came from the help of two current illustrators that I follow: Kali Ciesemier and Sam Bosma. Kali Ciesemier has some great tips for considering composition here and here. Sam Bosma has some awesome blog posts about his processes here. There are quite a few so I'll just mention that you'll have to search his archives for "The Hobbit" in order to find them. They are very helpful.
One of the processes I've picked up from these two is to start working on thumbnail images as a preliminary step. I found this has greatly increased my thinking on the composition and overall structure of my works. Here are a few examples I've worked on recently:
Here is another quick look at some of the work in my sketch pages for good measure: