Here is another sketch for a new painting, which I work at between more pressing things. After getting many positive responses from artists I've asked to critique my work I got a negative one, which is, of course, enough to make me want to run away to a monastery. I usually have so much confidence in my work, but it doesn't take much to lose it.
On a brighter note I just discovered these amazing podcasts: Podcastle and Escape Pod, free fantasy and science fiction short stories. Amazing high quality work, for free!
I've been listening to story after story as I work.
And on an unrelated note, I started a thread about book covers on Tor.com. Go here:
and look for my thread, "Grim And Gritty Or Charming, How Do You Like Your Book Covers?"