Here is this picture again. It's been propped up above my computer, so I've been looking at it for over a month (or at least for the times when I've been home and not on vacation), and can see what dissatisfies me. And for this, I wasn't liking the start contrast between his black clothes and hat and the white background. So I finally darkened the background. It looks lighter on the scan than on the original, but it's a step in the right direction. This way, his face is more prominent.
I've been out of town three of the past five weeks, and the two weeks I've been in town, I've been helping my mom pack and move and now unpack, and I've had no time for making art. It's really making me antsy. And school will be starting soon, and I have so much planning to do for that. But I know I have to MAKE time, just like I make time for exercising. Soon!