I've been continuing to experiment as a way to keep myself fresh as I chug through the long & large projects I have right now. Loving what I'm making!
I drew the orc lady just to improve my mood on a tough night, and then I liked the pose/figure so much I thought I'd just try using it as a base to do some character designs! I've actually never done that before, it was waaay fun. And it gave me a chance to work on building up sort of a lexicon of surface treatments for when I'm working this way, which I think will be very useful.
I also restricted my color palette to just 4 colors, as an exercise. I'm daydreaming of being able to do intaglios or something some day..