Girls in Boots (character design)
I am sorry for all of the unfinished work shown here, but this is primarily just to convey my general drawing/painting skills... as this is some of my more recent drawing/painting work. 
I took several illustration classes in college, so I know about the importance of foreground, middle-ground, and background. What makes the image work: proportion, value contrast, consistency of lighting direction, color schemes, framing, motion, expression, texture, weight placement, etc... I would love to be able to put this to practice more in the future, as I have a special place in my heart for illustration.