Herr Doktor Fleischer, yet again. Whenever I canít figure out what to draw, I always decide to sharpen my skills or break an art block on him. Iím really rather pleased with how this came out. I was originally planning on doing a color mask over it, but I may or may not do that now - I think it actually looks pretty good in monochrome.
I think I like the grayscale version just a little bit better than the color because the color background makes him pop out really well. I've read that plotting things out in grayscale really helps with defining the proper contrast and values but I've never tried it myself. Looking at your color version it seems to have helped you a ton.
Monochrome with color in the background looks really interesting. Painting in grayscale is kinda fun, I recently discovered. You're getting really good at lips, by the way. It's good to see you painting something again.