oh man, crazy postings abound! I must be procrastinating on something!
Anyway, here have a doodle of Deneb I did to practice some new brushes I found by looking through fox-orian's tutorials again. I rather like them, but I don't think they'll fully replace the ones I normally use:
Here are the 4 rough concept images for the Hansel and Gretel environments.
The bottom two were chosen to refine, which I find funny because both of them had crashed photoshop without me saving and largely had to be redone, especially the blue one. go figure!