I took a break this morning for the dummy to warm up first with a few sketches. This is a piece I'm adding to my portfolio. The original version is here.
It's not that I dislike the first version necessarily. It's that I originally completed it in ink and acrylic. I'll be repainting it in gouache so that it's consistent with the rest of my work. Because I trimmed the storyline, I'm able to fit it all on one page of the hot press paper I use, which is what I prefer. I like to work pretty close to the final scale of a piece, instead of reducing the images to fit a certain size requirement.
I really like this little guy and am looking forward to updating his look.