taking a more cartoon-inspired approach. although it was not intended and no refs were used, i see a lot of `betteo
influence here so i must credit him since he's one of my favorite artists here on dA!
drawn in photoshop CS3 with an intuos3 tablet in about 8 hours. used a chalky brush that comes standard with photoshop cs3. textures from cgtextures.com , tips on how to use textures can be found here - [link]
and for other tips check out my f.a.q - [link]