These guys have been hanging around for a while. I remember drawing them one evening as a challenge to push further stylistically.
Oddly enough, they came out looking somewhat like the drawings I did before I really knew what I was doing, which was a somewhat frustrating but important reminder:
It is essential to know the rules, to study anatomy, light, composition, and so forth, but only so you can break those rules with reckless, creative abandon and capture something bigger than life.
I've been taking the long way home, but now that I am rounding the bend, the view seems better than I had remembered.