Here's Project 1 completed (From Editorial Illustration). The piece is based on the dilemma in Chile, where miners are trapped very deep underground. They must send everything down a shaft to them; food, letters, etc. The miners are expected to remain there until the end of the year while a method of extraction is put into action.
A little more progress made today with the 2nd portrait for Digital Illustration. Painting opaquely is coming a little bit more naturally. It's a little strange to be able to just cover up anything that isn't working. Yet this is also very liberating as I can experiment with lots of colors and glazing/etc.
I will post up some sketches and color studies for the next Editorial piece soon.