This was largely an experiment in techniques. I found several things that didn’t work so well, and a few that did.
Eh. I’ve seen worse. Like, the thing I started on after I got done monkeying with this. (That piece is downright dreadful, and will not be shared here. Learning experiences don’t have to be inflicted on the Internet at large.)
I particularly like the feathering effect in the quill. Let’s not talk about the dagger. Also, it is difficult to get background shading even, particularly when you are drinking.
UPDATE: And dyed: