I've been really inspired lately to try my hand at a more realistic, illustrated style. I've been experimenting with it on a sketch card set that I'll be able to share soon.
Meantime, I'm really liking my progress and this piece in particular. Props to guys like Drew Struzan, Paul Shipper and Jeff Lafferty for the inspiration.
This piece is black and white colored pencil on 8.5 x 11" gray paper.