I took the plunge (more like dipping my foot) and enrolled in Chris Oatley's Magic Box painting course. I have been thinking about taking something like this for a while and now seemed as good a time as any. I hope to learn some time saving techniques, as well as how to set up an illustration a bit better. I'm also hoping I can learn a bit more about narrative, As up until now I find my work appealing in colors and composition but lacking in a story. Hopefully this will help. So check out his site, who nknows you may just like it! Oatley Academy: chrisoatley.com/
I've also been using the Wacom Cintique Companion Hybrid for over a month now and I think I can give a fair and honest review of it's strengths and weaknesses. As well as give an insight on if it's the right tool for you. Look for that to be posted in the next week or so (if we get this monster snow storm I should get plenty of time to work on it!) So Stay tuned to this journal for the update and if you havent already, like me on Facebook and Twitter!