Gearing back up to do tone work on these comic pages, so I figured I'w warm up with a quick half-tone pin-up. Actually I tried a little something different with the tone on the skin. I recently picked up a new Appleseed Data Book and was looking at some of the pin-up that Shirow did and thought "Wow, how does he do that?" and figured I'd try to do that sort of "lubed up" gradient look. Tsukasa Hojo does something similar in his half-tone pin-ups. It still amazes me that all of that was done by hand.
Anyhow, I also wanted to see how my computer was running after I lucked into some extra RAM to upgrade this b-otch. It has a whopping 4gigs now, which is actually what it maxes out at (it's a bit old). Still, the Manga studio and PS are lightning fast now so that's all I need at the moment.