So I did this digital painting as practice. Then I started playing with it some more in Photoshop and came up with something more designy and I think that ultimately stands on it's own as a piece of art. The painting was referenced from a photograph, so I can't take credit for the composition or the model. But I think it turned out well. I like that I'm getting to the point with the wacom that I can generate my own content for these sort of manipulations and don't always have to use photographs, which usually involves using somebody else's photograph.
I always try to write these posts late at night after drawing when I'm tired. They just turn into rambling messes.
I need to go through my own photos and see if there's anything in there I can do anything with. It's easy to make a nice image if you're copying a picture of a naked woman. Unfortunately the supply of photographs of naked women that I've taken is rather slim. I may have to content myself with doing digital paintings and designs of empty booze containers.