I look back at art I’ve done quite frequently. I find it helps me to improve if I make note of the mistakes I made in past art. Usually I look at my work, make note of what I do and don’t like, and then challenge myself to make the next piece 10x better than the last. But I keep coming back to this portrait of Varus, and the more I look at it, the more it feels incomplete. It’s not even that old, but I feel like it could be 100x better. I really want to focus on incorporating his backstory and the raw emotion that motivates him, because I feel that’s what makes him such a strong character. Wasn’t sure whether to start from scratch or just work off what I had already, so I started messing around to find out. Eventually decided that the pose is just too static for the mood I want to convey, so it looks like I will be starting from scratch! Anyway, abandoned WIP above, original below. New version SOON™.