I found the original sketch of Kanan Jarrus from Star Wars Rebels I did a few years ago and thought that it would make a good prospect to play around on my digitally. I had actually done a finish of this particular drawing already, in a more "comic book" style, but now I wanted to experiment a bit. Old drawings are good for that. My first intentions were to do a fully vector illustration with it but I quickly found that I had no clear direction and it was like throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what stuck! I re-grouped and took what I could out of what I had done, mainly just my "flats", and moved on to my iPad. Turns out I wound up not doing too much different than I would normally do but I felt like I had gotten something out of my system as well. I guess sometimes you have to try and fail at something to remind yourself why you do what you do.
Here is what I wound up with.
Here are the failed attempts and the sketch.