I've always liked communist Russia. Wait, lemme explain. The hammer and sickle and Russia in general have such strong iconolgy. The colors, the style, the feeling of impending doom. It makes ya wonder if every dictatorship used the same graphic designer.
I've been playing a game for PS2 called "Red Star" based off the comic book and I've had Red Skull in my head for some time now and I've wanted to try using the water color tools in Painter. So mash all that together and this is the result. Whenever I try something new I'm usually very doubtful. I know I can fall back on other methods, styles, design that I already really enjoy doing and be confident it will turn out good. However, I like a lot of things about art and there's times where I'd like to be looser and let things flow more spontaneously. So I guess it's natural reaction to feel "nervous" when experimenting outside the "comfort zone".
The funnest part is always the drawing and design. A few different skull sketches here: