Reruns Already?

In my very first post I put this painting up here in a rough state and during the monologue I forgot to say anything about it. It is just another attempt at a faux sci-fi book cover, this time a pulp magazine as opposed to a regular novel. This was just for fun and practice. I decided that I would get it to the point where I started fiddling with details and then I would quit. So, there it was, and there it is, in my very first post-- check the archive if you must.

Well, I've decided to push a little and see if I can find freelance work doing these types of paintings. I don't have much experience with working for anyone outside of the newspaper biz, but I'd like to broaden my horizons and do sci-fi and/or fantasy work. Or comics. Anything, really.

I had one freelance gig last year for a game and it was terrific! It paid pretty well and if I could do that all the time I'd be happy, but it's been hard with my newspaper schedule to find the time to do more freelance. However, I'm determined that this is the year I start doing art for fun and profit.

So, with this goal in mind, I put a bit of polish on this painting, as I will do with some others, beefing up my portfolio of cool stuff-- cool meaning work that doesn't look like my newspaper illustrations.

Let me know if you like what I'm doing, and, of course, any criticism would be greatly appreciated.