I started a new painting, and after hours of work I start to like the results. Here is a detail of the progress!
It's also super lovely to be painting straight on a dark background for a change! It makes painting so much easier, I can concentrate on tones and shades much more this way.
Lately I have been making quite a lot of sketches, but comparing to before I haven't been satisfied with any of them, at least not enough to upload a picture for you guys. I'm paying more attention to composition and story of a picture than before, and I really feel like practicing and developing the best finished paintings I can.
Anyway here on the left is a picture I started to do when I really felt like drawing lots of details with the favourite pencil of mine (I was afraid I had lost it for good, but I found it that day and this was a celebration on its beautiful line!) in moleskine.