WELP! here it is, fans of optik nourishment. this is the print i promised you all for Christmas 2011. this is the black & white version so you can see it all cleaned up before being colored. (some people like that part of the process.) i want to have the colored version done within the next day or two. in any case, consider this my Christmas present to you all since i've been M.I.A. for so long. my apologies. things have been quite hectic for me, as some of you know. nevertheless, i'm on the rebound and this is my first piece to prove it. hope ya'll dig it. unfortunately, i realized last night after finishing it that i seemed to have drawn this for myself -- whoopsie. in any case, i think i'm going to do 25 signed (color, 8x10) prints of this for anyone out there who digs this as much as i do. let me know if any of you are interested in this. i'll understand if you want to wait to see the colored version, so i'll be sure to annouce when it's done on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. thanks for staying fans through my brief hiatus, dear friends! happy holidizzays and whatevs.