Plus I got off of my butt and did some process shots as well, so here goes part II of that challenge - Anthropomorphized critter (probably will be read as a vulture by most, but he's a turkey buzzard at heart):
The initial scribble.
The next scribble. I liked the first one more.
Some thumbs to get my comp in order, I was feeling more of a portrait look for our carrion friend.
Working sketch. Lots of Mad Max in this, as well as a bit of glare off the graphite.
Painting in progress with a few little tweaks from the sketch.
Things gleaned thus far:
1. It pays to hunt for reference material.
2. It pays to develop that working sketch as much as possible.
Funny how I tell these things to my students all the time and then think I can skip them...
Oh and here's that spider, I didn't forget completely: