Happy belated Leap Day, virtual friends! This illustration certainly constitutes an experimental leap for me. Usually the act of drawing and the act of coloring are completely separate in my process. I won't consider putting pastel to paper until I have a tight line drawing all ready to transfer via tracing paper.
But today I've been working on a commission that involves the most realism I've used in a long time, so it's freeing to scratch out this quick little piece. Keeps things interesting, Also, I'm vaguely sick today so I don't have the patience to spend more than ten minutes on this. And with that, I think I'll go lie down.