A few posts ago, I introduced French illustrator Stephane Manel. His style inspired me to buy a Wacom digital drawing pad similar to what he uses, and since then I've been feeling it out ... and it's not easy. While Wacom has created a very realistic pen-on-paper feel with the pad, nothing compares to the real thing, so it takes a lot of getting used to.
So, as a practice exercise, I have been trying to mirror Manel's portrait of Sebastien Tellier.
Here is Manel's portrait:
Not perfect, but it is definitely an improvement over using Adobe Illustrator - and a lot more fun.