I have once again taken the plunge into the world of digital media, completing my first official painting in Painter 11. One thing I love about this software is its versatility, and that you can get a desired effect and something that looks halfway decent in a matter of a few short hours. All told, the painting took about four-and-a-half hours, and given the time and learning curve I could probably easily stretch that into 15 or 20 hours. But, impatient as always, I go for a slightly sketchier approach, which suits me just fine, as I enjoy fast projects. I’m hopeful that this ability to turn out work in short order will serve me well in a career as conceptual designer/illustrator.