I've been doing a series of very simple portraits in an effort to focus on the line work itself, and not get caught up in the "Who is this supposed to be and what kind of scene is it" vibe. The point of these Sketches Of the Day is supposed to be simply to make myself draw every day, whether I'm mostly coding (like I have been this week), or even if I am drawing items for HM full-bore. But the larger reason behind that is to try to stretch myself, to hone the basic skills like line weight, mastery of the tool, and developing my own style. So I'll go through phases where I'm into a particular character or genre, but I'll also go through stretches like the current one where the important thing is not the subject, but the technique.
So apologies if these are boring, and rest assured I'll be returning to super-hero stuff before too long.