I figured it was time for a new avatar. This one was inspired by the character of Richard Harrow from Boardwalk Empire who was a character I really related to. I was pretty happy with this one, it came out really quick and although I see a bunch of problems now, I think it has a nice line quality to it.
I've avoided drawing shadows lately, which was mostly a byproduct of not having much time to draw, I stayed at work an hour or so longer at night so I could use the cintiq. Well, I don't have that excuse anymore.
Reading: The Swerve: How The World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt, A Pleasure To Burn by Ray Bradbury, The Road To Little Dribbling By Bill Bryson, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King