My first painting in many years

I have been working on sculptures for a while now, the latest part of a long journey in my life.  I decided that I need to get back to 2D art, drawing and now painting.  This will bring me full circle, back to what I loved to do as a youth.  The only difference is that I am painting digitally.  But it's really the same thing, just using different tools.  I have painted with oils and acrylics, and they each have their characteristics and idiosyncrasies, just like watercolor and any other medium.  The same principals apply.  The big difference for me is that I can paint anywhere at any time.

This painting is basically a life-drawing study using a photo as reference.  It's just to practice techniques and to study the human form.