[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 100lb/300series bristol board]
This was the first attempt at drawing this character. After finishing this, DAVE JOHNSON - with his very meticulous and discerning eye - pointed out that this guy's left leg sort of resembled a penis. And of course, for the next few minutes that's all I saw as well.
Beyond all that, my concern was that perhaps because this was the first commission I tackled on my list, I didn't think the design through enough - that it came off too much like a 'first pass' attempt. I struggled with that as I was in the middle of the next image on my 'To-Do' list so I promised myself that if I had a bit more time, I'd take another stab at it. Luckily, some time presented itself.
I try not to second guess myself too much or else I'd never get anything done at these conventions, but I just couldn't help it this time around for some reason. What I learned from this experience is that (and this should be obvious, but I've never been accused of having much common sense) I should warm up a bit before I tackle a commission image so early in the convention - even if it's just drawing something simple like drawing a rock or a tree or something.