Well, on the up-side of being without full-time employment: unpaid
vacation without concern of employers' projects floundering.
I have a lot of free time to pick up the personal projects that
have been floundering for... years.
Almost a decade after starting, I finally have a couple of canvases
that are almost completely filled with paint. Here's one:
It's been reworked some in GIMP: The wings
are very different than I initially imagined and (started)
rendering in the on-canvas oil, the face is different, features
like hair, irides, and eyebrows have been added, and the lips and
nose have been reworked.
The GIMP XCF file is available if you want to see how I work.
This one has only had a little barrel-distortion reversed: