Well I had a go at this the other day and screwed it up bigtime, so that was my task for today... to salvage what I'd made. You can see that I am absorbing a few influences from the excellent artists who post their work on blogs, especially spindlemaker..... In answer to an anonymous comment by a friend, that is a crooked walking stick in the crooked man's hand.... Please click for big.
PS my anonymous friend is a wonderful artist and taught me at college and well worth having a look at:
The small image on the bottom is an experiment in style. Instead of outlining the figure with a black 'pen' in photoshop I used the 'burn tool' set to burn medium tones. I think it worked slightly better because it maintained the underlying colour.
As always, thankyou for looking. Apologies for being frivilous.