Another challenge within a challenge! I wanted to test myself to see if I could manage a brush well on a tiny character. Check out that fairy -- he's seven-eighths of an inch tall! I think he turned out pretty well.
My comfort level has always been higher with a pencil or pen of some kind. Put simply, I have more control (I think I'm beginning to see a pattern emerging here...). After all these weeks, I am feeling more capable with a brush, with detail, and shading. I still stumble with the backgrounds, mostly because I prefer a clean, uncluttered, white background and in real life, that rarely happens.
I might do well to attempt Will Terry's "Draw 50 Things" challenge. To complete that would necessitate having many, many things in the background. That is most definitely on my list, though I believe I will take a break before beginning that little task!