This is a phenomenal piece. I love the strokes, and especially the stomach. Simply amazing.Have you been loosening up your style on purpose? It certainly seems like it.
Thanks! Yeah, loosening up and exploring the more tactile side of painting were among the key motivations when I started this series (going on 2 years and nearly 150 pieces so far). It's been fun learning to play that into my illustrations while still maintaining the look I'm hired for, but these personal pieces are certainly all for me :)