Sometimes it's fun just to let myself paint out of my head. When I do, I can check for forgotten anatomy, and experiment with old and new techniques. After returning from CTNx 2015, I've gotten a bit more critical of how I approach things, especially storytelling in my work. It's never enough to just paint something with impressive technique and catchy subject matter. Considering things like emotion and story every single time I pick up a pen is a new challenge that will definitely haunt me for a while.